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New Zealand Health Survey results published using new interactive tool

Posted: 11.12.2017
Screenshot of the data explorer. The Ministry of Health has today published key results of the 2016/17 New Zealand Health Survey using a new interactive tool, the Annual Data Explorer. These results complement the Tier 1 statistics published on 16 November 2017.

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Director of Mental Health’s Annual Report for 2016 released

Posted: 11.12.2017
The report, covering the 2016 year, records the work of the Office of the Director of Mental Health and reports on some of the activities of the Office’s legally assigned officers. It forms part of the Office’s accountability to the sector and provides information indicative of the quality of New Zealand’s mental health services.

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Medsafe introduces surgical mesh restrictions

Posted: 11.12.2017
Medsafe has already contacted suppliers in New Zealand and most of them have already indicated by early next year that they will be taking the same steps here to limit supply, as they are in Australia.

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Mental Health Act and human rights summary of submissions released

Posted: 07.12.2017
Dr John Crawshaw, Director of Mental Health, says the Ministry will be using the submissions analysis to progress work that will better safeguard the rights of those who come under the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992 (the Mental Health Act).

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Health working with Defence on legacy from fire-fighting foam chemicals

Posted: 06.12.2017
The Ministry of Health is aware that the New Zealand Defence Force has found elevated levels of PFOS/PFOA* chemicals historically used in fire-fighting foams in ground water within the Ohakea and Woodburn airbases and potentially in ground water in neighbouring properties.

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Performance Improvement Framework Review released

Posted: 06.12.2017
Director-General of Health Chai Chuah accepts the Performance Improvement Framework report, acknowledges the issues raised and is focussed on making the necessary changes needed to lift the Ministry of Health’s performance.

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Ministry of Health puts in place measures to improve drinking water quality

Posted: 06.12.2017
The Ministry of Health has considered the findings of the Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry, Stage 2, released today, [6 December], acknowledges the significant recommendations in the report and is taking action.

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New loss of earnings compensation for live organ donors takes effect

Posted: 04.12.2017
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.

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Director-General of Health decides to finish term early

Posted: 04.12.2017

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

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Our site has changed: tell us what you think

Posted: 01.12.2017
If you are a regular user of our website, you may have noticed some changes to our homepage and the header and footer.  We hope that these will make the site easier for you to use – let us know what you think.

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