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FAST campaign increases stroke awareness

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on FAST campaign increases stroke awareness

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: FAST campaign increases stroke awareness Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a nationwide stroke awareness campaign has seen more New Zealanders reporting suspected strokes. “Each year in New Zealand around 9,000 people have a stroke. Early identification and treatment are crucial to reduce the likelihood of […]

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3.6 million Kiwis benefit from Pharmac’s model

By   /  September 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on 3.6 million Kiwis benefit from Pharmac’s model

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 3.6 million Kiwis benefit from Pharmac’s model Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new data shows that Pharmac is delivering more subsidised medicines, benefiting around 3.6 million Kiwis. “Pharmac’s model for increasing New Zealander’s access to subsidised medicines and treatments is world class,” says Dr Coleman. […]

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Pharmacy warfarin service benefits thousands

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Pharmacy warfarin service benefits thousands

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Pharmacy warfarin service benefits thousands Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a growing number of Kiwis are being supported to manage their blood thinning medication through a pharmacist-led scheme. “This Government has made providing care in the community and closer to home a priority,” says Dr […]

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Shingles vaccine on the way for elderly

By   /  September 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Shingles vaccine on the way for elderly

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Shingles vaccine on the way for elderly Jonathan Coleman | Health Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed news that Pharmac is on track to fund the vaccine for shingles (herpes zoster), as early as April 2018. “The introduction of a free shingles vaccine for over […]

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Shingles vaccine on the way for older New Zealanders

By   /  September 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Shingles vaccine on the way for older New Zealanders

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Shingles vaccine on the way for older New Zealanders Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed news that Pharmac is on track to fund the vaccine for shingles (herpes zoster), as early as April 2018. “The introduction of a free shingles vaccine for over 65’s would […]

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Healthy Families NZ a promising approach

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Healthy Families NZ a promising approach

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Healthy Families NZ a promising approach Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an interim evaluation of the Healthy Families NZ initiative has found it is helping communities around the country to make healthy changes. “Healthy Families NZ is about encouraging people to live healthier lives by […]

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Double crewed ambulances for the regions

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Double crewed ambulances for the regions

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Double crewed ambulances for the regions Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says work is well underway towards double crewing all emergency road ambulances by 2021, with services in Taupo, Turangi and Te Awamutu on track to be double crewed in the coming months. “The double crewing […]

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Analysis of Health Promoting Schools shows clear educational benefits

By   /  September 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Analysis of Health Promoting Schools shows clear educational benefits

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Analysis of Health Promoting Schools shows clear educational benefits Independent analysis has found that the Health Promoting Schools service is having a hugely positive impact on student outcomes, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says. Key findings in the analysis released today include that students in Health […]

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New suicide prevention training to support communities

By   /  September 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New suicide prevention training to support communities

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New suicide prevention training to support communities Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the launch of Lifekeepers, a new suicide prevention training programme, will help communities build the capability and capacity to support people at risk of suicide. “Suicide has a devastating ripple effect across communities, […]

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Next step in Canterbury’s hospital rebuilds

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Next step in Canterbury’s hospital rebuilds

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Next step in Canterbury’s hospital rebuilds Canterbury is to receive a new purpose built specialist mental health facility valued at up to $57 million, taking the region’s hospital rebuild to well over $1 billion Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says. Dr Coleman made the announcement with […]

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Patient portal registrations more than double

By   /  September 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Patient portal registrations more than double

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Patient portal registrations more than double Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the number of people signing up for a patient portal at their general practice has more than doubled over the last year. “Patient portals are convenient, secure and real time savers for both patients […]

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Top winter sports competition opens in NZ

By   /  August 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Sport and Recreation  /  Comments Off on Top winter sports competition opens in NZ

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Top winter sports competition opens in NZ Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcome the fifth Audi quattro Winter Games New Zealand, which officially opens tonight at Coronet Peak. “Hosting the Winter Games in New Zealand is a great […]

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$6.5m to increase adults cochlear implants

By   /  August 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $6.5m to increase adults cochlear implants

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $6.5m to increase adults cochlear implants Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says $6.5 million will be invested into the adult cochlear implants programme to increase access. “For those with profound hearing loss cochlear implants can be a life changing procedure,” says Dr Coleman. “Access to funded […]

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$500,000 to support Winter Olympian hopefuls

By   /  August 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Sport and Recreation  /  Comments Off on $500,000 to support Winter Olympian hopefuls

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $500,000 to support Winter Olympian hopefuls Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced $500,000 to enhance Snow Sports New Zealand’s high performance training facilities. “With the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games just around the corner, it’s important that our athletes have a state-of-the-art facility […]

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Next step in Bowel Screening Programme rollout

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Next step in Bowel Screening Programme rollout

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Next step in Bowel Screening Programme rollout Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman has announced that Homecare Medical have been selected as the coordination services provider for the National Bowel Screening Programme. “The announcement of the provider for the National Coordination Centre services marks an important […]

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Targeted approach to health saving lives

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Targeted approach to health saving lives

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Targeted approach to health saving lives Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says that nationwide health targets have had a significant impact on ensuring better, faster and more convenient healthcare for New Zealanders. “Under this Government, the six national health targets have helped to drive improvement in […]

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Dunedin – largest new hospital build in NZ history

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Dunedin – largest new hospital build in NZ history

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Dunedin – largest new hospital build in NZ history Dunedin will get a new $1 billion plus hospital, in what will be the largest build of its type in New Zealand’s history, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says. Dr Coleman made the announcement with Prime Minister […]

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$4.25m for PM’s sport scholarships recipients

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Sport and Recreation  /  Comments Off on $4.25m for PM’s sport scholarships recipients

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $4.25m for PM’s sport scholarships recipients Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated the recipients of this year’s Prime Minister’s Sport Scholarships. “The Prime Minister’s Scholarships provide financial assistance to outstanding athletes, coaches, officials and support team members as they juggle the demands of […]

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$100m social investment mental health package

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Investment  /  Comments Off on $100m social investment mental health package

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $100m social investment mental health package The Government has today announced details of the $100 million social investment fund for mental health, says Social Investment Minister Amy Adams and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. The $100 million fund will be invested in a package of 17 […]

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Surgical patients back on their feet faster

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Surgical patients back on their feet faster

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Surgical patients back on their feet faster Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a programme designed to improve recovery after hip and knee surgery is helping patients get home faster. “Each year over 11,000 hip and knee operations are carried out in our hospitals, 30 per […]

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