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First stage of $83m Rotorua Hospital revamp opens

Tony Ryall, New Zealand Health Minister opens a brand new building at Rotorua Hospital which represents the completion of the first stage of the $83m re-development.

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July 30th, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Regional differences in cancer rates reported

First the first time, regional differences have been seen in maps that include cancer incidence and deaths which have been published jointly by the Ministry of Health and the National Health Board.

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June 18th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Cellphone safety statement from Ministry of Health

Cellphone safety statement from Ministry of Health released by Senior Science Advisor, Martin Gledhill.

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June 6th, 2011 at 11:42 am

Cancer diagnosis moves closer to home for Midland patients

Minister of Health, Tony Ryall says patients covering New Plymouth to Gisborne to Hamilton will have a more convenient service that’s closer to home with the new Positron Emission and Computed Tomography Centre (PET-CT) in Hamilton.

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May 27th, 2011 at 9:49 am

Nursing: A truly 21st century profession

Ministry of Health promotes International Nurses Day which happens each year on Florence Nightingale’s birthday during last week on May 12.

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May 14th, 2011 at 10:43 am

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Suspension of Avandia (rosiglitazone) from New Zealand market

The medicine for diabetes called rosiglitazone is to be withdrawn from the NZ market from April 2011 following saftey review that has found increased risk of cardiovascular issues.

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February 19th, 2011 at 11:34 am

Unregistered chiropractor conviction welcomed

The Ministry of Health welcomes the decision of the Nelson District Court in convicting James Michael Dawson on charges of advertising and offering chiropractic services he was not authorised to administer.

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January 29th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

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HIIRC website moving ahead strongly

The new website for the Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre (HIIRC) is considered to be moving ahead strongly by initial results where almost 12,500 people have visited the website in the second half of 2010.

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January 23rd, 2011 at 8:15 am

Legionellosis in travellers returning from Bali

The New Zealand Ministry of Health warns New Zealand travellers that there has been an out break of legionellosis in Australian travellers returning from Bali.

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January 22nd, 2011 at 9:01 am

Ministry of Health Commends 25 Whānau Ora Collectives

Andrew Bridgman (Acting Director General of Health), congratulates members of the 25 provider collectives who have been selected to move to the next stage of making the Government’s Whānau Ora programme a reality.

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October 31st, 2010 at 7:20 am

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Newly funded iodine only tablet to meet unmet need

PHARMAC’s medical directory Dr Peter Moodie announces a new iodine-only table, that enables pregnant and breastfeeding woman to meet daily iodine requirements, is now available in New Zealand.

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July 1st, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Support Service for PCP Exposed Sawmill Workers

A support service for former sawmill workers exposed to pentachlorophenol (PCP) is to be established by the Ministry of Health. PCP is a timber preservative used in the 1950s to 1980s.

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June 24th, 2010 at 8:55 am

New Neonatal Unit (NICU) for Dunedin Hospital

Health Minister Tony Ryall has confirmed that Dunedin Hospital will receive a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

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June 5th, 2010 at 8:58 am

The Journal – Depression Website

The Journal website is an online self-management programme for New Zealanders experiencing mild to moderate depression.

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June 4th, 2010 at 9:53 am

New Regional Trauma System at Waikato Hospital

New Zealand’s first regional trauma system was launched at Waikato Hospital by Health Minister Tony Ryall.

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March 17th, 2010 at 7:55 am

Networking Website for Health Clinicians

A new website is being developed by the Ministry of Health enabling doctors, nurses, and other health specialists to share information and discuss topics online. The website will feature similar social networking tools such as Facebook and Bebo use.

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March 11th, 2010 at 8:06 am

2010 Swine Flu Pandemic Influenza Update

18 February 2010 Media Release from the New Zealand Ministry of Health (MOH) on the Swine Flu Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2010.

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February 20th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

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2009 Swine Flu Pandemic Influenza Update

Dr Mark Jacobs, Director of Public Health in New Zealand gives Update 165 on the H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic Influenza for 2009 showing overall rates of the influenza remain low in New Zealand and that the Ministry of Health is actively reviewing the situation and preparing for a potential increase in activity over 2010.

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December 22nd, 2009 at 3:08 pm

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