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Health Minister Dr David Clark has informed Waikato DHB Board that he is seriously dissatisfied with their performance and is considering the appointment of a Commissioner to replace Board members.

Health Minister David Clark has congratulated the midwives’ unions, DHBs, and the Ministry of Health for agreeing a joint accord to help ensure safe and sustainable staffing levels in our public hospitals.

Health Minister David Clark is pleased to mark World Health Day today as new figures show cheaper doctors visits are available to nearly all the New Zealanders the policy was intended to reach.

Thank you, Dalton Kelly for your warm introduction.

It’s a pleasure to be here to open this conference - it’s the second time I’ve had the opportunity to speak with you at your annual conference as Minister of Health, so I want to thank you for welcoming me back.

Health Minister Dr David Clark says construction is now underway on a new endoscopy facility at Whangarei Hospital.

Health Minister Dr David Clark says work will begin this month on doubling the capacity of Tiaho Mai, the acute adult inpatient mental health facility at Counties Manukau DHB.

Health Minister Dr David Clark is one of more than a million New Zealanders who will get vaccinated against influenza this year. The annual campaign begins this week.

Tēnā koe, thank you for your mihi. Thank you Peter Barnett  and NCAT co-chair Lynette Hutson and welcome everyone to this Addiction Leadership Day.

Health Minister Dr David Clark says the Government is progressing legislation aimed at increasing the number of life-saving organ transplants for New Zealanders through improved donation rates.

Health Minister Dr David Clark is urging people to ensure their vaccinations are up to date as more MMR vaccine is sent to Canterbury to deal with the measles outbreak.

Health Minister Dr David Clark says two new woody biomass boilers for Christchurch Hospital will improve the Canterbury DHB’s resilience and environmental sustainability.

The Police will get stronger powers of search and seizure to crackdown on synthetic drugs under new legislation, which makes the two main synthetics (5F-ADB and AMB-FUBINACA) Class A drugs.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister David Clark have announced additional funding for the construction of new specialist mental health facilities at Canterbury DHB’s Hillmorton campus.

Health Minister Dr David Clark is asking New Zealanders to listen up to a national campaign encouraging people to get tested for hepatitis C so that those who have the disease can be cured.

Health Minister David Clark says District Health Boards are on notice to improve their financial performance and demonstrate they have a plan to return to financial sustainability.

Health Minister Dr David Clark and Associate Health Minster Julie Anne Genter have announced that Porirua will be the first community to benefit from a trial of free mental health support.

Tens of thousands of New Zealanders suffering from hepatitis C are set to benefit from a life-saving cure for the disease which is available from today.

Thank you, Professor Hayne (Vice Chancellor, University of Otago), for your kind introduction.

Figures out today show wages continue to rise faster than the cost of living, Acting Finance Minister David Clark says.

Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced changes at Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ), saying strengthening the health workforce is an ongoing priority.

Health Minister Hon Dr David Clark wants the public, professionals, businesses and other interested parties to have their say on a new regime that aims to ensure the safety, quality and efficacy/performance of therapeutic products accessed by New Zealanders.

The Government is responding to increased drug-related deaths by cracking down on the suppliers of synthetic drugs while making it easier for those with addiction problems to get treatment, Health Minister Dr David Clark and Police Minister Stuart Nash have announced.

Health Minister Dr David Clark says thousands of New Zealanders will potentially benefit from the Government’s medicinal cannabis legislation.

Health Minister David Clark is pleased to celebrate the Otago Project partnership between the Ministry of Health and the University of Otago which is significantly increasing the number of Māori graduates in the health sciences and workforce.