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It’s a pleasure to be here today at the first of four workshops on Planned Care being held this month.
The Government has announced details of the initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission which will play a key role in driving better mental health in New Zealand.
The Government has announced a Suicide Prevention Office will be established to coordinate action already underway to reduce New Zealand’s historically high rate of suicide.
The Government is making a start on rolling out its free mental healthcare package by signing contracts that will ensure 170,000 New Zealanders continue to receive mental health support at their local medical centre and is kicking off the process to deliver front line services in new areas by the start of 2020.
The Government is taking action to ensure New Zealanders living with cancer have access to high quality care no matter who they are, or where they live.
News that 685 people are believed to have taken their lives through suicide last year is a sad reminder of the scale of the long-term mental health challenge we face, Health Minister Dr David Clark says.
A record number of mental health nurses have applied for a scheme to help reduce shortages in hospitals, in our communities, and in our regions, Health Minister David Clark says.
Health Minister David Clark says two new air ambulances for the southern region are the latest addition to what is fast becoming a world class aeromedical service for New Zealand.
The Police will have stronger powers of search and seizure to crackdown on synthetic drug dealers under legislation passed today in Parliament.
Cancer sufferers in Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki and Northland will for the first time have access locally to radiation treatment without having to travel to bigger centres.
More than 320 New Zealanders have had their bowel cancer detected in the last two years thanks to the National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP) says Health Minister Dr David Clark.
All New Zealanders expect their drinking water to be safe and now the Government has approved a dedicated watchdog and new water regulations to ensure this happens.
Transformation of mental health and addiction services for people with mild to moderate need takes an important step forward today, says Health Minister Dr David Clark.
Health Minister Dr David Clark says new and improved acute dialysis and cardiac service facilities at Middlemore Hospital will make a real difference to the lives of more than 100 seriously unwell people every week.
More widespread access to medicinal cannabis products is a step closer today with the release of proposals for regulations says Minister of Health Dr David Clark.
Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced that District Health Boards will get financial help worth potentially tens-of-millions of dollars to cover one of the costs of major new building projects.
Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced that 55,000 more doses of influenza vaccine will be arriving in New Zealand next week, and will be available to the public from the week of July 15.
Health Minister Dr David Clark has appointed a Crown Monitor to support Canterbury DHB and ensure that Cantabrians continue to have high quality, sustainable health services.
Health Minister Dr David Clark has confirmed funding for a new in-patient mental health and addiction unit at Hauora Tairāwhiti Gisborne Hospital.
Budget 2019 delivers on many of the recommendations contained in the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, He Ara Oranga. The Inquiry revealed that a new approach to mental health and addiction is needed in New Zealand which the Government is starting to deliver.
- Housing and Urban Development
Budget 2019 allocates $10.4 billion of the four-year capital allowance. This includes record investment in a 10-year school property modernisation programme, an investment plan to fix our hospitals and mental health facilities, and investments in KiwiRail and the Provincial Growth Fund.
The Government’s response to He Ara Oranga (the report of the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction) shows just how seriously the Government is taking mental health and addiction.
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Health Minister Dr David Clark have announced extra support for ambulance services so they can continue providing life-saving care to Kiwis.
Thousands of stroke patients will benefit from better care at a new integrated stroke and rehabilitation inpatient unit at Auckland City Hospital Health Minister David Clark says.