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All Recommendations Accepted in Mental Health Inquiry

Friday, 16 September 2016, 10:54 am | Ministry of Health

All the recommendations have been accepted from an external review into the treatment and management of a forensic mental health patient Manjit Singh by Auckland’s Mason Clinic. More >>

Change to age women begin having cervical smear tests

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 2:15 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has today announced that the age women begin having cervical smear tests will change from 20 to 25 in 2018. More >>

Measles outbreak officially over

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 3:59 pm | Ministry of Health

The measles outbreak that began in the Waikato in April is officially over now more than 40 days have passed with no new confirmed cases of measles linked to the outbreak. More >>

Ministry takes further step towards electronic health record

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:54 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is taking a further step towards using technology to reduce the number of times patients have to provide their health details to the many different health professionals providing their treatment. More >>

Hawke’s Bay Health Services Managing

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 3:10 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health says Hawke’s Bay DHB is managing well the additional demand caused by the gastro outbreak linked to contamination of the water supply. More >>

Locally Led Response with Central Support

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 1:41 pm | Ministry of Health

The locally led health response to the gastro outbreak in Havelock North is being supported by the Ministry of Health and other government agencies. More >>

Wellington measles alert

Tuesday, 2 August 2016, 4:54 pm | Ministry of Health

People who travelled on an international flight which landed in Wellington in late July are being advised that a person on the flight has since developed measles. More >>

Sentencing on Health Fraud Charges

Friday, 29 July 2016, 5:06 pm | Ministry of Health

An Auckland man charged with making multiple fraudulent applications for health funding and carer support has been sentenced to home detention, as well as being ordered to make reparation after appearing in Manukau District Court. More >>

Nominations for District Health Board Elected Members Open

Friday, 22 July 2016, 9:15 am | Ministry of Health

Nominations for the seven elected members on New Zealand's District Health Boards (DHBs) are now open. More >>

Is your family immunised against measles?

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 3:37 pm | Ministry of Health

Don’t let measles ruin the school holidays. Make sure your family is fully immunised. More >>

Avoid mozzie-borne illnesses when travelling overseas

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 10:43 am | Ministry of Health

In some countries an annoying itch is the least of your worries if you’re bitten by a mosquito. More >>

Medsafe highlights dangers of online medicines

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 1:07 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. More >>

Free MMR vaccine reminder from Ministry of Health

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:49 pm | Ministry of Health

Don't let measles make you lose your spot at the tractor pull at Fieldays next month – make sure you’re fully vaccinated before you go. More >>

NZ represented at World Health Assembly meeting

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 2:32 pm | Ministry of Health

New Zealand is among 194 member states taking part in the 69th Annual World Health Assembly, tackling a diverse range of issues including tobacco control and pandemic influenza preparedness. More >>

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 >>



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