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Pharmacist made fraudulent claims

Posted: 17.04.2015
A pharmacist has been sentenced in the Auckland District Court today to nine months home detention for dishonest use of documents after a case was successfully taken by the Ministry of Health. 

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Conversations that Count

Posted: 16.04.2015
Finding time to have a sometimes difficult conversation with loved ones is the goal of a national awareness day called Conversations that Count.

The day is the work of the National Advance Care Planning Cooperative - and the National Ethics Advisory Committee is supporting what is the second year of the initiative.

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First shipment of flu vaccines being rolled out

Posted: 31.03.2015
The first shipment of this year’s funded influenza vaccine has arrived and is being distributed to general practices this week, says Dr Don Mackie, Chief Medical Officer at the Ministry of Health.

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Public consultation begins on disabled children voluntary out-of-home placement system

Posted: 18.03.2015
A joint-sector project set up by the Ministries of Social Development and Health is carrying out a review of the voluntary out-of-home placement system for disabled children under sections 141 and 142 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989.

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Negative Ebola test result for healthcare worker

Posted: 14.03.2015
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone has tested negative for the Ebola virus.

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Fire at 650 Great South Road, Auckland

Posted: 14.03.2015
A small electrical fire occurred at 650 Great South Road, Auckland, on Saturday 14 March 2015.

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Returned healthcare worker being tested to rule out Ebola

Posted: 13.03.2015
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says New Zealand is well placed to respond to a patient who needs to be tested to rule out the Ebola virus.
 
“The patient has recently been in Sierra Leone as part of New Zealand’s contribution to the international response to Ebola,” says Dr Coleman.
 
“Since returning home to New Zealand, the patient has become unwell. Based on the patient’s symptoms, the Ebola virus needs to be ruled out. I am advised that it is quite possible they are suffering from gastroenteritis or some other illness such as malaria. Test results will be available in 24 to 48 hours.
 
“The only person who has been in direct contact with the patient during the potentially infectious period has been the patient’s partner. The partner is being monitored according to internationally recognised protocols.

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Health Research Council strategic refresh underway

Posted: 09.03.2015
The Ministry of Health and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are jointly conducting a strategic refresh of the Health Research Council (HRC).

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Workforce safety checking and child protection policy guidelines launched

Posted: 09.03.2015
New guidelines will help district health boards and other organisations implement strengthened safety checks and policies to protect children.

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