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Speech to the 2015 Green Cross Health Conference

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:51:57 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Good afternoon, it is a pleasure for me to join you this afternoon for this year’s Green Cross Health 2015 Conference. I would like to thank Green Cross Health for the opportunity to be here today. It is a real pleasure to see so many pharmacists ...More >>

Submissions: Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:22:09 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

Public submissions are being invited on this bill. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 7 October, 2015 . More >>

Changes to Buller older persons’ health services finalised

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:23:17 +1200 | West Coast District Health

Following nearly a year of conversations with the community and staff in Buller, the West Coast District Health Board will introduce new community-based positions and will soon close the DHB-operated Kynnersley Rest Home in Westport. The DHB has ...More >>

CYF must adopt a Whanau Ora approach

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:13:09 +1200 | Te Pou Matakana

The chair of the North Island Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency says CYF must adopt a Whanau Ora approach when working with children and young people. More >>

Health and Safety Bill a major step forward

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:52:19 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Today’s passing of the Health and Safety Reform Bill marks a major step in addressing New Zealand’s unacceptable workplace death and injury toll, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse.More >>

Health and Safety Reform Bill: A failed opportunity

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:49:02 +1200 | Council of Trade Unions

The damaged, flawed Health and Safety Reform Bill has been voted through its final stage this afternoon. More >>

NZ software company ready to help with new H&S legislation

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:47:28 +1200 | Cameron Brewer

With the health and safety legislation now passed in Parliament, Britomart-based software company CS-VUE is putting its hand up to help the likes of big infrastructure companies and heavy industry manage and respond to their new workplace responsibilities.More >>

Clarity needed on Health and Safety Reform Bill

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:42:21 +1200 | NZ Recreation

The New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) is calling on the Government to clarify the implications of the Health and Safety Reform Bill passed in Parliament today, to ensure New Zealanders aren’t stripped of the recreation opportunities enjoyed ...More >>

National Dementia Plan Urgently Needed

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:22:37 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The Ministry of Health has no plan to care for the 150,000 New Zealanders who are likely to have dementia by 2050, says New Zealand First. “When questioned in Parliament today Health Minister Jonathan Coleman could only point to an outline for dementia ...More >>

Release of 2015-2020 National Drug Policy

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:13:05 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The 2015-2020 National Drug Policy has been launched at Parliament today by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne. More >>

Influenza vaccine programme further extended

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:56:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says it's still not too late to vaccinate against influenza with the free vaccine programme further extended until Friday 11 September. More >>

No Sales in Controlled Purchase Operation

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:11:05 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

A Controlled Purchase Operation (CPO) was carried out by Northland Police and Northland District Health Board recently. The operation audited 16 Off-licensed premises in the Mid North and Bay of Islands area. More >>

In Focus: 27 August 2015

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:28:11 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Parliament has been sitting over the last three weeks and a number of announcements have been made some of which I have covered in this newsletter. More >>

Minister’s Rheumatic Fever Claims Undermined by Figures

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:12:29 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The Minister of Health, Jonathan Coleman, is failing to meet his targets in reducing rheumatic fever hospital admissions and is instead fiddling with the figures, says New Zealand First. More >>

Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:42:46 +1200 | Kidney Health NZ

Hundreds of New Zealanders will today be celebrating the safe passage of the Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill through its first reading in Parliament – not least the more than 600 who still remain on the national waiting list for a kidney ...More >>

An investigation into ending one’s life in New Zealand

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:28:21 +1200 | Health Committee

An investigation into ending one’s life in New Zealand – response to petition from Maryan StreetMore >>

Rheumatic fever rates drop 24 per cent

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:39:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says national rheumatic fever rates have dropped significantly. More >>

PHA salutes OCC report but says more must be done

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:34:02 +1200 | Public Health Association

PHA salutes OCC report but says more must be done to prevent children becoming vulnerable in the first place Public Health Association media release, 27 August 2015 More >>

Organ Donors Bill passes first reading

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:13:31 +1200 | Chris Bishop

Chris Bishop, National List MP based in the Hutt Valley, has welcomed the passing of the first reading of his Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill. More >>

Health Practitioners Bill

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:51:59 +1200 | Select Committee Office

Public submissions are being invited on this bill. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday, 7 October 2015. More >>

 

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