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New Authority Could Transform Māori Health, But Only If It’s A Leader, Not A Partner

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 16:31:11 +1200 | The Conversation

Dominic O'Sullivan , Charles Sturt University and Heather Came , Auckland University of Technology As part of a major overhaul of the health system , health minister Andrew Little yesterday announced a new Māori health authority. More >>

Papatoetoe Rest Home Kicks Off Auckland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Outreach To Aged Care Facilities

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 15:36:47 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

A small family-owned and operated rest home in the south Auckland community of Papatoetoe has today become the first Aged Residential Care facility in Auckland to get its residents vaccinated for COVID-19. A team of vaccinators from the Northern Region ...More >>

Guild Welcomes Health System Reform Announcement.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 15:10:33 +1200 | Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) welcomes the government health system reforms announced on 21 April, and see these as a blueprint for strengthening the health and disability system for all New Zealanders. Guild Chief Executive, Andrew ...More >>

ACT’s Risk Based COVID Approach Finally Adopted

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:20:05 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“A risk-based approach for overseas arrivals is what ACT has been calling for since August last year”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “In ACT’s Response Plan we call for ‘Risk management: it should aim to be a world leader on risk management, ...More >>

Will The Healthcare Reforms Be Accessible For All Older New Zealanders?

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:13:57 +1200 | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power commends the Minister of Health on what appears to be the most progressive and well-structured health system review for many years. The initial document presented by the Minister on Wednesday 21 April 2020 embraces many issues that Grey Power has ...More >>

Pullman MIQ Facility To Reopen To Full Capacity Following Report Release

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 11:41:16 +1200 | Ministry of Health

An independent report into the three transmission events that occurred in January at the Pullman Hotel managed isolation facility in Auckland has been released today. The Ministry of Health and the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment, ...More >>

Uia Te Rangi – Looking Forward To The Future! Medical Colleges Welcome Health System Reforms

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 09:45:36 +1200 | Council Of Medical Colleges

The Council of Medical Colleges (CMC) welcomes the wide-ranging health system reforms announced by the Minister of Health, Hon Andrew Little, this week. The reforms include replacing District Health Boards with a new Crown Entity, Health New Zealand, that ...More >>

No New Community Cases; 3 Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:06:04 +1200 | Ministry of Health

There are no new cases in the community to report today. There are three new positive cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation since our last media statement yesterday. The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is one. Four previously ...More >>

Mayor K Gurunathan - Health Sector Reforms

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:20:05 +1200 | Kapiti Coast District Council

Kāpiti Coast District Council is well placed to facilitate community identification of local health needs in Kāpiti if the Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta announces a greater role for the local government sector in the governments delivery of health ...More >>

A Truly Equitable National Health Service

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:49:43 +1200 | Helene Ritchie

What have Minister Andrew Little’s health reforms and the verdict in the George Floyd case in common? Both herald promise of significant reform, in our country, and America. Both seek significant redress ensuring all people will benefit. Both ...More >>

Health Sector Reforms: A Solution To The Postcode Lottery?

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:24:51 +1200 | Prostate Cancer Foundation

The President of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand, Mark von Dadelszen, has welcomed the intent of the Government’s health sector reforms as announced by Health Minister Andrew Little and said he hopes it brings an end to the delays, ...More >>

New Agencies Created In Massive Health Revamp – Expert Reaction

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:16:44 +1200 | Science Media Centre

The government has announced sweeping changes to the health and disability system. The changes include replacing the 20 DHBs with a national body – Health NZ – charged with planning services nationwide, establishing a Māori Health Authority, ...More >>

Toi Tangata Welcomes The Establishment Of The Māori Health Authority

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:34:36 +1200 | Toi Tangata

Toi Tangata welcomes the announcement of the major health reform revealed by Minister Little and Minister Henare on Wednesday morning. The establishment of a Māori Health Authority is a bold and courageous move in the right direction. This new Māori Health ...More >>

Dunne Speaks: Back To The Future Health Reforms?

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:14:43 +1200 | Peter Dunne

At first glance, there is a strong back to the future flavour to the government’s just announced health sector reforms. National in the 1990s abolished elected area health boards and replaced them with a single national Health Funding Authority, ...More >>

National Hauora Coalition Welcomes Government’s Announcement Of An Independent Hauora Agency

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 05:53:08 +1200 | National Hauora Coalition

The National Hauora Coalition (NHC) welcomes today’s announcement on the establishment of an Independent Hauora Agency focused on addressing the significant inequities that currently exist for Māori. NHC Chief Executive, Simon Royal, commented that ...More >>

Māori Health Authority Welcomed By Human Rights Commission

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 18:06:27 +1200 | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the creation of an independent Māori Health Authority as part of major reforms to health and disablity announced by the Government. “It is particularly positive to honour Te Tiriti and tino rangatiratanga as essential ...More >>

Maori Health Authority Great For Whanau Ora

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 17:45:07 +1200 | Whanau Ora Community Clinic

The Director for The Whanau Ora Community Clinic is pleased by this morning’s announcement of major reforms to the healthcare system, including the establishment of a long-awaited Māori Health Authority and believes that Whanau Ora should be ...More >>

Health System Restructure ‘On Right Track’ For People With Dementia

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:57:51 +1200 | Alzheimers New Zealand

The restructured health and disability system announced by Minister Little is very much on the right track, says Alzheimers NZ. “We are excited to see more of a focus on putting people and their families at the centre, a national service delivery entity ...More >>

Alcohol Industry Supports Government’s Targeted Approach To Healthcare Reform

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:30:28 +1200 | Alcohol Beverages Council

The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) supports the Government’s targeted approach to primary and community healthcare announced today by the Minister of Health, Hon. Andrew Little, in response to the Health and Disability System Review. “The majority ...More >>

ProCare Welcomes The Transformation Of The New Zealand Health System

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:47:29 +1200 | ProCare Health

ProCare, New Zealand’s largest network of independent general practices, welcomes the Government’s Health reforms acknowledging they have the potential to significantly transform the future of healthcare to achieve a less complicated and fairer system ...More >>


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