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New Zealand’s Medical Assistance Team helps cyclone-ravaged Tonga

Posted: 23.02.2018
The New Zealand Medical Assistance Team (NZMAT) has been instrumental in providing vital supplies to authorities in Tonga to help minimise the spread of disease in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Gita. 

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Improving mental health services for children in Canterbury and Kaikōura

Posted: 22.02.2018
The Government has announced additional mental health support to earthquake affected schools in Canterbury and Kaikōura.

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Local Advisory Group for Dunedin Hospital Rebuild making good progress

Posted: 21.02.2018
The Local Advisory Group that was established to assist with the progress of the new hospital held its second meeting today, and made ‘good progress’ toward site selection. The group’s convener Pete Hodgson described the discussion as ‘careful and comprehensive’.

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Warning of potential harm to liver associated with the natural medicine Arthrem

Posted: 19.02.2018

Medsafe is advising members of the public taking the dietary supplement Arthrem of a potential risk of harm to the liver.

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Updated guidance to assess and discuss cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk

Posted: 14.02.2018
Updated guidance is being published to help health professionals assess and discuss cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk with their patients to manage risk factors.

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Transformation of the disability support system update

Posted: 31.01.2018
New Ministers have been meeting System Transformation staff to gain an understanding about the progress in designing a new disability support system. Minister of Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni, and Associate Minister of Health Julie Anne Genter met with the System Transformation team to discuss progress and the upcoming Cabinet paper.

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Regulatory action on surgical mesh products

Posted: 31.01.2018
Medsafe has today announced the outcomes of recent regulatory action on surgical mesh products in New Zealand.

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Southern Partnership Group has first meeting for 2018

Posted: 31.01.2018
The Southern Partnership Group held its first meeting for 2018 today, and progressed the process of site selection. Chair Pete Hodgson described the process as ‘on track’.

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NZ border cleared of exotic mosquito

Posted: 24.01.2018
Border health surveillance at Auckland Airport was stepped up over the Christmas / New Year period to ensure New Zealand remains free of a mosquito that can transmit dengue fever.

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Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry announced

Posted: 23.01.2018
The Government has announced the details of the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction.

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