Ministry of Health - Latest News [Page 1]

Director-General of Health decides to finish term early

Monday, 4 December 2017, 4:34 pm | Ministry of Health

The Director-General of Health Chai Chuah has decided today to conclude his term early. More >>

Loss of earnings compensation for live organ donors

Monday, 4 December 2017, 12:07 pm | Ministry of Health

People who donate a kidney or part of their liver can now do so knowing they can be fully compensated for lost earnings as a result of their donation surgery. More >>

National outbreak of whooping cough declared

Friday, 1 December 2017, 2:10 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Heath has declared a national outbreak of whooping cough, as a total of 1,315 cases have been reported since the beginning of 2017. More >>

Innovation reigns supreme in Clinicians’ Challenge

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 2:50 pm | Ministry of Health

Innovative digital solutions to improve health care have won this year’s Clinicians’ Challenge. More >>

The world is acting on antibiotic awareness

Monday, 13 November 2017, 1:02 pm | Ministry of Health

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017 (November 13 to 19) is a World Health Organization global event around one of the most pressing challenges to health care. The theme is: “Seek advice from a qualified health care professional before taking antibiotics.” More >>

New tent hospital boosts NZ’s disaster response

Monday, 16 October 2017, 9:10 am | Ministry of Health

A high-tech tent hospital has improved New Zealand’s ability to save lives and give emergency health care when disasters strike at home or in the wider South-West Pacific region. More >>

Measles and rubella officially eliminated in New Zealand

Friday, 6 October 2017, 8:59 am | Ministry of Health

New Zealand has won international praise for successfully eliminating endemic measles and rubella for the first time. More >>

Dangers of purchasing medicines over the internet

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 2:25 pm | Ministry of Health

Medsafe is reminding New Zealanders of the dangers of purchasing medicines online from overseas, following a global week of action led by INTERPOL. For the tenth time Medsafe with New Zealand Customs recently participated in the annual international ... More >>

MoH Report Recommendations Accepted in Full

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 3:41 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry has accepted in full the recommendations from an independent report into its DHB funding allocation error in May. More >>

Process to restore DHB computer systems progresses slowly

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 4:59 pm | Ministry of Health

A fire early on Monday in the DHB's main computer server room on the Rotorua Hospital site caused a major outage which has affected computer and patient management systems, along with email and Internet access. More >>

Ministry of Health Transforming Disability Respite Care

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 10:26 am | Ministry of Health

Transforming respite care Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is today releasing a strategy to transform the way people who care for a disabled family member are supported. More >>

Claire Austin appointed to Health Workforce NZ

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 4:16 pm | Ministry of Health

The Director-General of Health, Chai Chuah, is delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Austin as the new Group Manager - Health Workforce New Zealand. More >>

World expert endorses New Zealand’s bowel screening approach

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 10:44 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has welcomed the endorsement of New Zealand’s soon-to-be-implemented National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP) by a world expert. More >>

Charges laid against Philip Morris

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 1:46 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has laid charges against tobacco company Philip Morris (New Zealand) Limited relating to the importation and selling of its tobacco sticks known as HEETS. More >>

Sentence handed down after steroid operation uncovered

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 4:23 pm | Ministry of Health

The orchestrator of an online steroid operation has been imprisoned for two years for illegal supply of medicines. More >>

Way clear for Pharmacists to dispense oral contraception

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 12:22 pm | Ministry of Health

A recommendation to allow selected oral contraceptives to be supplied by pharmacists, in certain circumstances, has been given the green light. More >>

Additional funding for eye health care service improvement

Friday, 23 December 2016, 10:23 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health says work is ongoing to improve the delivery of ophthalmology services available across New Zealand. More >>

Updated Information on Cannabis-based products

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 3:54 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health and the New Zealand Customs Service are providing updated information which may be of interest to travellers arriving from the United States. More >>

Update on Buller Health Centre

Monday, 28 November 2016, 5:19 pm | Ministry of Health

Good progress is being made towards building the new Buller Integrated Family Health Centre in Westport. More >>

Midwife sentenced to jail for fraud

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:23 pm | Ministry of Health

A former Hamilton midwife has received a prison sentence of 2 years and 4 months for defrauding the Ministry of Health of more than $350,000. More >>



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