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Māori Health Authority Disestablished

Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 5:40 pm | Minister of Health

Legislation to disestablish the Māori Health Authority, as moved in Parliament today, heralds the start of a new vision for Māori health, Health Minister Dr Shane Reti says. “My dream for the health system isn't about bureaucratic structures ... More >>

Midwives’ Pay Equity Offer Reached

Friday, 15 September 2023, 8:03 pm | Minister of Health

Around 1,700 Te Whatu Ora employed midwives and maternity care assistants will soon vote on a proposed pay equity settlement agreed by Te Whatu Ora, the Midwifery Employee Representation and Advisory Service (MERAS) and New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNO), ... More >>

All COVID-19 Requirements Removed

Tuesday, 15 August 2023, 6:17 am | Minister of Health

14 August 2023 7-days mandatory isolation, wearing of face masks for visitors to health care facilities removed Effective from 12:01am Tuesday 15 August The Government is removing the remaining COVID-19 public health requirements, effective from 12:01am ... More >>

Pay Equity Milestone Achieved For Midwives

Friday, 7 July 2023, 6:03 am | Minister of Health

A wage increase ratified today will give more than 1,150 midwives employed by Te Whatu Ora a 15 percent pay boost, Minister of Health Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall has announced. “The Chris Hipkins Government is committed to paying our front-line health workers ... More >>

More Mental Health Support Including In Schools

Sunday, 14 May 2023, 2:36 pm | Minister of Health

· Expansion of Mana Ake programme to Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti primary and intermediate schools · Extra funding for health workforce relief and more access to virtual GP and health consultations · Air and road transport so isolated communities ... More >>

Govt Welcomes Plans To Fund Keytruda And Tecentriq Lung Cancer Medicines

Friday, 16 December 2022, 6:55 am | Minister of Health

· Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is proposed to be funded as the first medicine in eligible people’s advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treatment · Tecentriq (atezolizumab) is proposed to be funded as a second-line treatment, subject to eligibility criteria ... More >>

Government Takes Action On Pay Parity For Healthcare Workers

Monday, 28 November 2022, 5:51 am | Minister of Health

Thousands of frontline community health workers – including nurses in aged-care facilities - are in for a pay rise as the Labour Government takes action on pay parity in the health sector. “I’m pleased to announce that Cabinet has agreed to on-going ... More >>

It’s Goodbye To Fax Machines For Prescriptions, Says Health Minister

Wednesday, 24 August 2022, 6:42 pm | Minister of Health

The Government is expanding the e-Prescription Service to make it easier for people to get the medicines they need, Health Minister Andrew Little has announced. “Sending prescriptions electronically makes sense because it can be faster, safer, cheaper ... More >>

Benefactor’s Donation A Boost For Mental Health

Friday, 8 July 2022, 5:24 am | Minister of Health

A large donation from Wellington property developer and philanthropist Mark Dunajtschik for a new mental health unit at Hutt Hospital is being welcomed by Health Minister Andrew Little. “The Government committed to replacing Te Whare Ahuru, the hospital’s ... More >>




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