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Health
Thu 28 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is calling on clinicians to submit innovative ideas on healthcare.                                                                    
Health
Thu 28 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is calling on clinicians to submit innovative ideas on healthcare.                                                                    
Health
Wed 27 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today welcomed Auckland Council’s commitment to the local Healthy Families NZ initiative by removing sugar sweetened beverages from vending machines at their leisure sites. “Healthy Families NZ is about encouraging people to live healthier lives by making good food choices, being physically active, moderating alcohol consumption and being smoke-free,” says Dr Coleman. “The initiative challenges communities to think differently about how to address the underlying causes of poor health at a local level.
Health
Wed 27 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today welcomed Auckland Council’s commitment to the local Healthy Families NZ initiative by removing sugar sweetened beverages from vending machines at their leisure sites. “Healthy Families NZ is about encouraging people to live healthier lives by making good food choices, being physically active, moderating alcohol consumption and being smoke-free,” says Dr Coleman. “The initiative challenges communities to think differently about how to address the underlying causes of poor health at a local level.
Health
Tue 26 Jul 2016
The Minister of Health says the latest release of preliminary data from the National Patient Flow project helps to further complete the complex picture of referrals for specialist care. “The data from National Patient Flow will help the sector better understand the outcomes of referrals to hospital specialists,” says Dr Coleman. “A further three months of data has been released today, along with a nationwide breakdown of data by specialty type. ...
Health
Tue 26 Jul 2016
The Minister of Health says the latest release of preliminary data from the National Patient Flow project helps to further complete the complex picture of referrals for specialist care. “The data from National Patient Flow will help the sector better understand the outcomes of referrals to hospital specialists,” says Dr Coleman. “A further three months of data has been released today, along with a nationwide breakdown of data by specialty type. ...
Health
Tue 26 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says New Zealand’s rates of organ donation and transplants are slowly increasing.  “Organ transplantation is a life-saving treatment and for people with organ failure it’s often the only option available,” says Dr Coleman.  “Decisions by families of deceased donors and by living donors, together with the compassion and hard work of staff means that more and more patients are receiving transplants.”
Health
Tue 26 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says New Zealand’s rates of organ donation and transplants are slowly increasing.  “Organ transplantation is a life-saving treatment and for people with organ failure it’s often the only option available,” says Dr Coleman.  “Decisions by families of deceased donors and by living donors, together with the compassion and hard work of staff means that more and more patients are receiving transplants.”
Health
Mon 25 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says this year’s expansion of the Fruit in Schools programme is seeing a record volume of fresh produce delivered to 547 schools across the country, benefitting more than 100,000 students. "Healthy eating helps fuel the body and the brain, that’s why the Fruit in Schools programme is so beneficial to students," says Dr Coleman. “Fruit in Schools complements the Childhood Obesity Plan. New Zealand is one of the first OECD countries to have a target and a comprehensive plan to tackle childhood obesity.”
Health
Mon 25 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says this year’s expansion of the Fruit in Schools programme is seeing a record volume of fresh produce delivered to 547 schools across the country, benefitting more than 100,000 students. "Healthy eating helps fuel the body and the brain, that’s why the Fruit in Schools programme is so beneficial to students," says Dr Coleman. “Fruit in Schools complements the Childhood Obesity Plan. New Zealand is one of the first OECD countries to have a target and a comprehensive plan to tackle childhood obesity.”
Health
Fri 22 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes two new innovative pilot programmes which aim to help patients with both diabetes and mental health issues. “The Diabetes Plan aims to prevent people developing type 2 diabetes and improve the quality of life and health services for those living with diabetes,” says Dr Coleman. ...
Health
Fri 22 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes two new innovative pilot programmes which aim to help patients with both diabetes and mental health issues. “The Diabetes Plan aims to prevent people developing type 2 diabetes and improve the quality of life and health services for those living with diabetes,” says Dr Coleman. ...