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More issues discovered with bowel screening invitations

Posted: 17.04.2018
The Ministry of Health has discovered that many more people than first thought didn’t receive invitations for free bowel screening during the bowel screening pilot programme.

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School holidays prompt measles immunisation reminder

Posted: 13.04.2018
As students head into the term one school holidays, the Ministry of Health is reminding parents to be aware of the risks of measles.

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Should I check? Ministry of Health launches new website to help men check for prostate cancer

Posted: 11.04.2018
The Ministry of Health has launched Kupe, a website aimed at helping men decide if a prostate check is right for them.

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Ministry of Health and New Zealand College of Midwives working together on maternity programme

Posted: 11.04.2018
The Ministry of Health and the New Zealand College of Midwives are working together with urgency on a maternity programme designed to address current pressure on the midwifery-led service.

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How to house a workforce...

Posted: 11.04.2018
The local advisory group for the new Dunedin Hospital met today and gave initial consideration to how the city might house the construction workforce, given the ‘inevitability’ that some workers will come from out of town.

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Rise in syphilis cases prompts calls to practise safe sex

Posted: 06.04.2018
A rise in the number of syphilis cases being reported in New Zealand is prompting renewed calls for people to practise safe sex, including the use of condoms.

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Ministry launches five year Māori Disability Action Plan Whāia Te Ao Mārama

Posted: 04.04.2018
The Ministry of Health has published Whāia Te Ao Mārama 2018 to 2022: the Māori Disability Action Plan, setting out how it will guide the health and disability sectors and communities to support tāngata whaikaha Māori (Māori with disabilities) and their whānau during the next five years.

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Work on detailed business case intensifies

Posted: 28.03.2018
The Southern Partnership Group has intensified its focus on the new Dunedin Hospital detailed business case, now its work on site selection is finished.

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FAST stroke campaign makes a difference

Posted: 23.03.2018
The number of people who could correctly identify two key signs of a stroke increased following a Ministry of Health funded public awareness campaign.

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Terms of reference for the National Bowel Screening Programme review released

Posted: 21.03.2018
The Terms of Reference for an Independent Assurance Review for the National Bowel Screening Programme has been released today.

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