Ministry of Health - Latest News [Page 1]

First data from new national collection

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 2:14 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has today published the first release of developmental data from Phase 1 of the new National Patient Flow national collection. More >>

Waikato DHB Mental Health Services Report Released

Friday, 15 April 2016, 12:28 pm | Ministry of Health

A formal inspection of Waikato mental health services by the Director of Mental Health has found an appropriate model of care in place, but also makes recommendations for a number of changes. More >>

Stay well while travelling these holidays

Monday, 11 April 2016, 11:27 am | Ministry of Health

New Zealanders heading away these school holidays are being urged to make sure they’re well prepared for potential health risks overseas. More >>

Update on Grey Base Hospital and Integrated Health Centre

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 9:57 am | Ministry of Health

Good progress in being made on getting price certainty so construction can begin on the $68 million Grey Base Hospital and Integrated Family Health Centre. More >>

Ministry Encourages Schools to Adopt Water Only Policies

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 3:24 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is encouraging schools to consider adopting healthy drink policies following information being provided to all schools by the Ministry of Education. More >>

Exotic Mosquito Larvae Detected at Auckland Airport

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 9:10 am | Ministry of Health

On the 3rd of March 2016, specialist mosquito staff contracted by Auckland Airport captured exotic mosquito larvae in their trap near the international baggage area. More >>

Possible case of sexual transmission of Zika virus

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 3:31 pm | Ministry of Health

Investigations are underway into a possible case of sexual transmission of Zika virus in New Zealand. More >>

NZMAT deployment to Fiji

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 12:03 pm | Ministry of Health

New Zealand medical and surgical teams will depart for Fiji over the next two days to provide assistance in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston. More >>

Zika Update

Friday, 29 January 2016, 1:36 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has extended its Pacific travel advice around the ZIka virus to include Tonga as well as Samoa as an area of active transmission. More >>

Breast screening is saving lives

Monday, 14 December 2015, 10:50 am | Ministry of Health

A major new study confirms that New Zealand’s organised breast screening programme, BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) is reducing deaths from breast cancer. More >>

NZ border screening for Ebola scaled back

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 3:22 pm | Ministry of Health

Additional border screening of travellers who have recently been in Sierra Leone has been lifted, with the country recently declared Ebola-free. New Zealand has routine border systems in place for managing ill travellers. More >>

Fewer Babies Dying in their Sleep

Friday, 4 December 2015, 2:48 pm | Ministry of Health

Figures just released from the Health Quality Safety Commission for 2014 show 40 babies died in 2014 from SUDI or sudden, unexpected death in infancy. On average, there were 47 deaths per year in the five years to 2014. More >>

Ministry of Health appoints Chief Science Advisor

Friday, 4 December 2015, 2:47 pm | Ministry of Health

The internationally recognised cancer researcher, Professor John Potter, has been appointed as Chief Science Advisor to the Ministry of Health. More >>

Mental Health Inquiry Announced

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 4:50 pm | Ministry of Health

An external inquiry, reporting to the Director of Mental Health, into the management and treatment of community-based Mason Clinic special patient Manjit Singh was announced today by the Ministry of Health. More >>

Draft Update to Health Strategy Already Attracting Attention

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 2:38 pm | Ministry of Health

“New Zealand unveils its draft national health strategy - and it’s got a lot others around the world could learn from,’ noted American surgeon, author and public health researcher, Professor Atul Gawande has tweeted. More >>

Focusing on childhood obesity

Monday, 19 October 2015, 4:45 pm | Ministry of Health

The Government has today announced a package of initiatives to prevent and manage obesity in children and young people. More >>

Asbestos in Crayons

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 2:42 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment , Environmental Protection Authority and Ministry for the Environment have been working together to understand the risks involved with asbestos in crayons and whether the issue is ... More >>

New Zealand is experiencing a normal flu season to date

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 4:35 pm | Ministry of Health

Latest surveillance data from ESR indicates cases in 2015 are just above a moderate level, and may move higher yet. More >>

Sector Updated on MERS-CoV

Monday, 15 June 2015, 3:37 pm | Ministry of Health

Health authorities in New Zealand are updating the sector on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), due to an ongoing outbreak in South Korea. More >>

Secondary measles cases expected

Friday, 5 June 2015, 5:03 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is encouraging people who may have been exposed to a recent case of the measles to remain alert for symptoms. More >>



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