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Funding for Suicide Mortality Review Committee

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Peter Dunne, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Funding for Suicide Mortality Review Committee

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Funding for Suicide Mortality Review Committee Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Associate Minister Peter Dunne have announced that, following a successful trial, the Ministry of Health will extend its funding for the Suicide Mortality Review Committee (SuMRC). “Our suicide rate is too high, particularly the […]

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Health harnessing social media & data to predict epidemics

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Health harnessing social media & data to predict epidemics

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Health harnessing social media & data to predict epidemics Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new project is seeking to establish if tracking trends on social media and unconventional data can help predict outbreaks and further improve our responses to epidemics. “We’re in the midst […]

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$2.1m to support Raising Healthy Kids target

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $2.1m to support Raising Healthy Kids target

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $2.1m to support Raising Healthy Kids target Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says $2.1 million over two years will be pumped into selected DHBs to help families support their children’s healthy growth and development. “Childhood obesity can have serious long-term effects on a person’s health and […]

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Roll-out of national bowel screening begins

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Roll-out of national bowel screening begins

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Roll-out of national bowel screening begins Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the start of the bowel screening programme is a major milestone for the New Zealand health system, and will ultimately save lives. “This week the first letters inviting people to take part in the […]

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New General Manager for South Island Alliance

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New General Manager for South Island Alliance

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New General Manager for South Island Alliance Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the appointment of Mark Leggett as the new General Manager of the South Island Alliance. “Mark Leggett brings significant clinical and executive management expertise to the role,” says Dr Coleman. “He trained […]

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More than 1.2m influenza vaccines distributed

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on More than 1.2m influenza vaccines distributed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: More than 1.2m influenza vaccines distributed Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says 1.2 million New Zealanders have been immunised with the seasonal influenza vaccine this year. “This is the sixth year in a row where more than a million doses have been distributed before influenza cases […]

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Ministers applaud successful Lions Series

By   /  July 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Economic Development, Jonathan Coleman, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Sport and Recreation  /  Comments Off on Ministers applaud successful Lions Series

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Ministers applaud successful Lions Series Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have applauded the successful DHL New Zealand Lions Series after the final test last night at Eden Park. “Last night’s dramatic […]

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Campaign highlights heart attack symptoms

By   /  July 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Campaign highlights heart attack symptoms

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Campaign highlights heart attack symptoms Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is welcoming the return of a campaign which tells people how to identify the signs of a possible heart attack. The Heart Foundation campaign includes an award-winning TV commercial which shows people acting out what people […]

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Sports board appointees step up to the plate

By   /  July 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Sport and Recreation  /  Comments Off on Sports board appointees step up to the plate

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Sports board appointees step up to the plate Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced a suite of new appointments to a range of sports boards. “I believe that strong leadership which sets a clear strategic direction is important for our sport boards […]

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Govt to invest $5m in Team New Zealand

By   /  July 3, 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 Govt to invest $5m in Team New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Govt to invest $5m in Team New Zealand The Government will invest $5 million in Emirates Team New Zealand to ensure it can retain key staff while planning is underway for the next America’s Cup regatta, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sports and Recreation […]

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Strategy to lift deceased organ donation rates

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Strategy to lift deceased organ donation rates

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Strategy to lift deceased organ donation rates Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman has launched a national strategy which aims to lift the rate of deceased organ donations and therefore increase the number of people who can receive a transplant. “Organ transplantation is a life-saving treatment […]

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Free chickenpox immunisation for kids

By   /  June 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Free chickenpox immunisation for kids

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Free chickenpox immunisation for kids Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman welcomes the introduction of free chickenpox vaccination for 15 month olds, beginning on 1 July. “The introduction of the free chickenpox vaccine for 15 month olds will have a significant impact on reducing the harm […]

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General practice increasingly popular with young doctors

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on General practice increasingly popular with young doctors

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: General practice increasingly popular with young doctors Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an increase in interest in general practice amongst medical students is a promising trend. “It’s important that health facilities around the country are well equipped to provide New Zealanders with the treatment that […]

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Health volunteers celebrated at annual awards

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Health volunteers celebrated at annual awards

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Health volunteers celebrated at annual awards Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced the Wellington Hospitals Volunteer Service as the overall winner of the 2017 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards.  “The Health Volunteer Awards celebrate and recognise the thousands of dedicated health sector volunteers who give […]

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Supporting world class health research in NZ

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release, Science and Innovation  /  Comments Off on Supporting world class health research in NZ

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Supporting world class health research in NZ Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman and Minister of Science and Innovation Paul Goldsmith today launched New Zealand’s first Health Research Strategy which aims to increase the excellence and impact of government investment in health research. “Investment in health […]

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Finding new ways to support people with long-term pain conditions

By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Finding new ways to support people with long-term pain conditions

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Finding new ways to support people with long-term pain conditions Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is praising an innovative programme in the Far North which aims to better support people with long-term musculoskeletal conditions. “The Government invested $6 million in Budget 2015 to create community based […]

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Celebrating 20 years of pill-free prescriptions

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Celebrating 20 years of pill-free prescriptions

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrating 20 years of pill-free prescriptions Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has marked the 20th anniversary of the Green Prescription initiative, which has seen around 400,000 medication-free healthy lifestyle prescriptions given out. “The Government is committed to supporting New Zealanders to live healthier more active lives […]

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Sport and rec volunteers answer the call

By   /  June 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Sport and Recreation  /  Comments Off on Sport and rec volunteers answer the call

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Sport and rec volunteers answer the call Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says our nation’s sporting volunteers are stepping up to the plate and it is important to recognise their efforts during National Volunteer Week, which runs from 18-24 June. “Nearly a quarter of […]

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New report highlights importance of how we eat

By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Sport and Recreation  /  Comments Off on New report highlights importance of how we eat

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New report highlights importance of how we eat Health Minister and Sport & Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the release of ‘How We Eat’, a report that assesses evidence on eating behaviours and their influence on diet and body size. “We all know a […]

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Research grants focus on Maori & Pacific health

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release, Science and Innovation  /  Comments Off on Research grants focus on Maori & Pacific health

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Research grants focus on Maori & Pacific health Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman and Minister of Science and Innovation Paul Goldsmith have welcomed this year’s annual funding round of Health Research Council grants with a number focusing on Maori and Pacific health. “The 54 project […]

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