Releases

Health
Wed 13 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says patients with musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis are being seen by new mobility action teams. “The Government invested $6 million in Budget 2015 to create community based multi-disciplinary early intervention teams,” says Dr Coleman. “The first Mobility Action Teams projects are now accepting patients in Counties Manukau, South Canterbury and Bay of Plenty. ...
Health
Wed 13 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says patients with musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis are being seen by new mobility action teams. “The Government invested $6 million in Budget 2015 to create community based multi-disciplinary early intervention teams,” says Dr Coleman. “The first Mobility Action Teams projects are now accepting patients in Counties Manukau, South Canterbury and Bay of Plenty. ...
Sport and Recreation
Mon 11 Jul 2016
Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the release of an action plan which aims to get young people to get active and stay active. “Participation in sport leads to a more active, healthier population and ultimately better social outcomes,” says Dr Coleman. “While Kiwi kids have traditionally been active and sporty, around the world participation rates are falling and New Zealand is not immune. ...
Sport and Recreation
Mon 11 Jul 2016
Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the release of an action plan which aims to get young people to get active and stay active. “Participation in sport leads to a more active, healthier population and ultimately better social outcomes,” says Dr Coleman. “While Kiwi kids have traditionally been active and sporty, around the world participation rates are falling and New Zealand is not immune. ...
Health
Thu 7 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced a new $1 million one-off fund aimed at increasing awareness and reducing rheumatic fever in high-risk Māori communities. “Rheumatic fever is a serious but preventable disease. Children and young people from Māori and Pacific communities are the most vulnerable,” says Dr Coleman. “The Rheumatic Fever Māori Community Fund targets six DHB regions where most of the Māori rheumatic fever cases occur - Northland, Counties Manukau, Waikato, Lakes, Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti.
Health
Thu 7 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced a new $1 million one-off fund aimed at increasing awareness and reducing rheumatic fever in high-risk Māori communities. “Rheumatic fever is a serious but preventable disease. Children and young people from Māori and Pacific communities are the most vulnerable,” says Dr Coleman. “The Rheumatic Fever Māori Community Fund targets six DHB regions where most of the Māori rheumatic fever cases occur - Northland, Counties Manukau, Waikato, Lakes, Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti.
Health
Wed 6 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says this year’s seasonal influenza immunisation programme will be extended to the end of August. “While we’ve had great uptake of the influenza vaccine this year, there may be people who haven’t got around to getting immunised,” says Dr Coleman. “To help ensure New Zealanders have the protection they need, we are extending the immunisation programme for eligible people until 31 August. ...
Health
Wed 6 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says this year’s seasonal influenza immunisation programme will be extended to the end of August. “While we’ve had great uptake of the influenza vaccine this year, there may be people who haven’t got around to getting immunised,” says Dr Coleman. “To help ensure New Zealanders have the protection they need, we are extending the immunisation programme for eligible people until 31 August. ...
Health
Tue 5 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced funding has been approved for a new $11 million Critical Care Unit at Dunedin Hospital. “Delivering quality health services for the people of Otago and Southland remains a priority for this Government,” says Dr Coleman. “The Critical Care Unit project is part of Southern DHB’s programme of urgent interim works at the Dunedin and Wakari Hospitals to ensure clinical services can continue while the longer-term redevelopment is carried out.
Health
Tue 5 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced funding has been approved for a new $11 million Critical Care Unit at Dunedin Hospital. “Delivering quality health services for the people of Otago and Southland remains a priority for this Government,” says Dr Coleman. “The Critical Care Unit project is part of Southern DHB’s programme of urgent interim works at the Dunedin and Wakari Hospitals to ensure clinical services can continue while the longer-term redevelopment is carried out.
Health
Fri 1 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced that Leighs Construction has won the construction contract to build Christchurch Hospital’s new $72 million Outpatients facility. “Currently outpatient services are scattered within temporary or outdated buildings across various sites in Christchurch. This new facility will benefit patients and staff by having all key outpatient services together,” says Dr Coleman. ...
Health
Fri 1 Jul 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced that Leighs Construction has won the construction contract to build Christchurch Hospital’s new $72 million Outpatients facility. “Currently outpatient services are scattered within temporary or outdated buildings across various sites in Christchurch. This new facility will benefit patients and staff by having all key outpatient services together,” says Dr Coleman. ...