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The Government is prioritising its latest investment in PPE for frontline health workers, including staff at managed isolation and quarantine facilities, Health Minister David Clark says.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

The Government is delivering on election commitments and a key recommendation of He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction with the establishment of a permanent independent Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission, Health Minister Dr David Clark says.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

Health Minister Dr David Clark welcomes the appointment of Morag McDowell to the role of Health and Disability Commissioner and the appointment of the inaugural Paramedic Council.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

Nominations open today for the 2020 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards and Health Minister Dr David Clark is asking New Zealanders to ensure volunteers get the recognition they deserve.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

West Coasters will soon have better access to modern integrated high quality health services at the new Te Nikau, Grey Hospital and Health Centre, Health Minister Dr David Clark says.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

The Government is stepping up New Zealand’s COVID-19 testing system at the border as more New Zealanders arrive from overseas.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

Health Minister Dr David Clark says he has required the Director General of Health to suspend compassionate exemptions from managed isolation, in order to ensure the system is working as intended.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

Kei te whakapau kaha te Kāwanatanga ki te whakatūnga o tētahi hōtaka tūroa e pā ana ki te whakahoutanga o te Pūnaha o te Hauora me te Hunga Whaikaha o Aotearoa hei painga mō ngā tāngata katoa.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

The Government is committing to a long-term programme of reform to build a stronger New Zealand Health and Disability System that delivers for all.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

The Government is providing more support for testing labs, pharmacies, our midwives, hospices and call centres who all stepped up to provide essential health services during the COVID-19 outbreak Health Minister Dr David Clark says.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

The Government is investing in new and improved facilities at Manukau Health Park to give South Aucklanders better access to high quality health care.

The Government now has the first ever clear and comprehensive picture of the state of New Zealand’s hospital buildings and other assets to help ensure future investment decisions deliver the best health outcomes for New Zealanders.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters, Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods, and Health Minister David Clark today announced a COVID-19 vaccine strategy, which will enable New Zealand scientists to contribute to global research efforts and explore the potential of vaccine manufacturing capability in New Zealand.

The Government has emphasised the significant risk of COVID-19 spreading at funerals and tangihanga as it expands the number of people allowed to attend at COVID-19 Alert Level 2.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

Budget 2020 delivers the biggest ever increase in funding for District Health Boards, as well as additional funding to deliver approximately 153,000 more surgeries and procedures, radiology scans and specialist appointments to help clear the COVID-19 backlog. 

Three initiatives to support the health and disability workforce through accommodation, mental health support and access to specialist clinical advice on COVID-19 were announced on International Nurses Day today by Health Minister David Clark.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

Budget 2020 will ensure New Zealanders continue to get the medicines they need, despite global pressure on supply chains, Health Minister David Clark says.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

Work to progress recommendations from Dr Ayesha Verrall’s audit of New Zealand’s COVID-19 contact tracing processes is well underway which means the service will be well placed to handle any extra demand, should it be needed.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

Organisations supporting vulnerable groups have received a boost to provide additional mental health and wellbeing support with Health Minister David Clark today announcing $3.5 million in funding.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

A rapid stocktake of the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment to community providers has confirmed DHB processes for handling and filling orders are appropriate.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

Minister of Health Dr David Clark has announced a Contact Tracing Assurance Committee (CTAC) to further strengthen oversight around a crucial piece of New Zealand's response to COVID-19. 

  • Hon Dr David Clark

The roll out of free mental health and addiction services to 1.5 million New Zealanders is underway with 22 sites previously in operation and an additional investment of $40m to roll this out to over 100 new sites.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

The Minister of Health has ordered a rapid stocktake of PPE distribution to ensure that it is making it out from DHBs to frontline health services in a timely and appropriate way.

  • Hon Dr David Clark

The Government has announced a major investment in the country’s contact tracing system to ensure we have a gold standard response to any future surge of COVID-19 cases.

  • Hon Dr David Clark