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Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced several appointments and reappointments to health sector boards.

Mrs Gay Shirley has been appointed to the Waikato District Health Board, replacing Mr Gordon Chesterman, who resigned shortly after the recent elections.

Mr Jamie Simpson of Christchurch has been appointed to the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) and Ms Anne Hobby has been reappointed.

Mr Alastair Scott and Ms Pip Dunphy have been reappointed to the Crown Health Financing Agency (CHFA), and Mr Scott has been appointed chair.

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Cabinet last week approved re-opening the drinking water subsidy scheme for small communities of under 5,000 people.

Health Minister Tony Ryall says "The government was concerned that the scheme had been running on a first-come first-served basis - allowing comparatively better off communities to apply for subsidies, and not targeting the communities most in need of the funding."

The criteria for the Drinking-Water Subsidy Scheme have changed:

$10 million is available for allocation each year until 2015

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Nearly 38,000 New Zealanders received colonoscopies to investigate for bowel cancer and other serious bowel issues in 2009/10 – 2,346 more than the previous year says Health Minister Tony Ryall.

"Bowel cancer kills more than 1,200 New Zealanders a year but it is also one of our most treatable and curable cancers if caught early. Colonoscopies detect bowel cancer and early detection can save lives,” says Mr Ryall.

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Waitemata District Health Board has been selected to run the four year bowel screening pilot.

Health Minister Tony Ryall says the pilot, announced as part of this year’s Budget, will cost $24 million over four years and is expected to begin in October next year. Further details will be finalised soon.

“Waitemata DHB has shown it has the knowledge and experience to run a successful screening programme,” says Mr Ryall.

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Health Minister Tony Ryall today announced that Dr Tom Marshall is replacing Dr Virginia Hope on the National Health Board. Dr Hope has recently been appointed chair of both the Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast District Health Boards.

That is the only change on the Board, which is chaired by Dr Murray Horn.

The membership of the National Health Board is Dr Murray Horn, Ms Mary Gordon, Mr Hayden Wano, Mrs Marion Guy, Mr Rob Cooper, Dr Bev O'Keefe, Dr Margaret Wilsher, Dr Jeff Brown, Dr Tom Marshall, Dr Des Gorman, and Dr Murray Milner.

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The Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the appointed members of the 20 District Health Boards, including 10 new chairs and several people serving on more than one board.

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Fluoride toothpastes, anti-dandruff shampoos and anti-pimple creams commonly sold in supermarkets will no longer be treated like medicines once new regulations have been drafted and approved.

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Health Minister Tony Ryall says the National-led government wants strong and supportive families and communities, taking responsibility for themselves and each other.

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Health Minister Tony Ryall says the Government will help fund part-time specialist nurses who travel around the country supporting treatment for the debilitating skin condition, Epidermolysis Bullo

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Health Minister Tony Ryall has given Capital and Coast DHB the green light to start work on modernising its mental health unit, Ward 27.

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Health Minister Tony Ryall and Associate Minister Peter Dunne say there are more dental staff delivering front line public health services, and fewer pre-school and primary school age children are

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Health Minister Tony Ryall is concerned that the Diabetes Get Checked programme is not reaching enough of the people it is designed to be helping.

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The New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment bill has passed its third reading in the House of Representatives - with unanimous support from all parties.

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The Government has announced a cash boost of nearly $4 million to help regional cancer centres provide faster treatment for patients.

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Health Minister Tony Ryall has today congratulated the successful candidates now confirmed in the district health board elections.

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Health Minister Tony Ryall says more than 400 women with breast cancer have started the 12 month course of herceptin treatment, since this Government began fully funding the treatment, at the end o

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93,000 New Zealanders over 65 received the surgical operations they needed in 2009/10 - 10,500 more people than in 2007/2008. This includes elective and urgent acute surgery.

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The Government is making good progress in fixing never-ending delays In the country's emergency departments, Health Minister Tony Ryall has told a health conference in Taupo.

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"More patients were assessed by surgical specialists in the past year than ever before, according new official figures released by the Ministry of Health.

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Health Minister Tony Ryall is encouraging New Zealanders to support Breast Cancer Action Month.

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Acknowledging International Day of Older People on 1 October, Health Minister Tony Ryall says older New Zealanders are generally fitter, healthier and more active than their forebears.

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Publicly funded chemotherapy clinics have increased 25% in two years, to just over 57,000 outpatient sessions in public hospitals in the 2009/10 year.

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The Waikato District Health Board is getting more Government funding, employing more health professionals and delivering more health services than ever before.

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Health Minister Tony Ryall today expressed sadness at the passing away last night of Taranaki District Health Board Chair John Young ONZM.

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