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Global delay in international influenza vaccine

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 9:47 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is working closely with PHARMAC, vaccine suppliers, DHBs and PHOs to make sure this year’s influenza immunisation campaign rolls out smoothly this April following the global delay in the vaccine, says Chief Medical Officer ... More >>

Woman sentenced for fraudulently claiming Carer Support

Friday, 20 February 2015, 10:50 am | Ministry of Health

An Auckland mother charged with fraudulently claiming Carer Support for her three children has been sentenced to 5 months community detention and to repay $6000 of the money taken, in the Manukau District Court last night. (Thursday 19 February 2015) More >>

Ministry of Health official joins Ebola response

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 1:08 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health’s director of emergency management is heading to West Africa to assist with the international fight against Ebola. More >>

A Safe Sleep reminder to parents of infants - Stay sober

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 1:01 pm | Ministry of Health

Enjoy the Christmas cheer but ensure babies and young children have a designated sober caregiver - is the Ministry of Health message for Safe Sleep Day (Friday 5th December 2014). More >>

Advice around measles case

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 3:16 pm | Ministry of Health

People who travelled on an international flight which landed in Auckland earlier this month are being advised that a child on the flight has since developed measles. More >>

Start of Christchurch Hospital Redevelopment

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 4:14 pm | Ministry of Health

Schick Construction & Cartage has been awarded the first main contract in the construction of Christchurch Hospital's Acute Services Building (ASB). More >>

Project Team Starts on Grey Hospital Design

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:41 pm | Ministry of Health

The project team responsible for designing the new Grey Base Hospital has been appointed and is starting to work with hospital user groups, according to Cathy Cooney, chair of the West Coast Hospital Redevelopment Partnership Group. More >>

Targeted Screening for Ebola at Airport but Risk to NZ Low

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 10:15 am | Ministry of Health

The risk of any cases of Ebola in New Zealand remains very low, but health and border authorities are well prepared. More >>

Ministry of Health seeks world-class contractor

Friday, 1 August 2014, 10:37 am | Ministry of Health

Ministry of Health seeks world-class contractor for one of New Zealand’s largest-ever hospital projects More >>

Glass Fragments in Liquid Amoxicillin Prompts Recall

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 10:54 am | Ministry of Health

Glass fragments found in two bottles of the Actavis brand of amoxicillin oral liquid have prompted a recall by the company. More >>

Two fined for Restricted Health Activities

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 5:24 pm | Ministry of Health

Two individuals have been convicted and sentenced in New Plymouth for performing activities restricted to registered health professionals. More >>

Recall of Mothballs & Moth Flakes containing toxic chemicals

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 11:35 am | Ministry of Health

All currently available mothball products are being removed from the market as a result of concern about the risk of poisoning to children. Three agencies are involved in the action. Trading Standards (part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and ... More >>

Dangers of Purchasing Medicines over the Internet

Friday, 23 May 2014, 1:01 pm | Ministry of Health

Medsafe is re-emphasising its warning about the dangers of buying medicines online following a joint Medsafe and Customs operation on substandard, illegal or counterfeit medicines crossing the border. More >>

Ministry acts to ensure certainty on gambling services

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 5:05 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is seeking a prompt resolution of a legal challenge by the Problem Gambling Foundation and has acted to ensure current services will not be affected while a judicial review is held. More >>

Psychoactive substances law change to take effect

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 5:33 pm | Ministry of Health

The interim licensing period for psychoactive substances ends at 12.01am on Thursday (tonight), which means it will no longer be legal to manufacture, distribute, retail and possess such substances. More >>

Psychoactive substances regulatory action taken

Friday, 2 May 2014, 9:02 am | Ministry of Health

Six psychoactive products are to be recalled from the market after they were found to pose more than a low risk of harm to the public. More >>

Psychoactive substances regulatory action taken

Thursday, 1 May 2014, 3:49 pm | Ministry of Health

Six psychoactive products are to be recalled from the market after they were found to pose more than a low risk of harm to the public. The move comes after monitoring by the Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority. More >>

Conversations that Count

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:33 pm | Ministry of Health

An advisory committee for ethical issues in healthcare supports the National Advance Care Planning Cooperative’s national awareness day, Conversations that Count. More >>

Measles cases identified connected to Sydney dance festival

Thursday, 2 January 2014, 10:41 am | Ministry of Health

Further New Zealand measles cases linked to a dance festival in Sydney have been reported. More >>

Possible infection risk from Hair Treatment clinic in Sydney

Monday, 16 December 2013, 4:24 pm | Ministry of Health

The New Zealand Ministry of Health has been notified by the Australian authorities that an assessment of a private hair treatment and replacement clinic in Sydney found evidence of poor infection control practices, including problems with the cleaning ... More >>



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