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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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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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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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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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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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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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National outbreak of whooping cough declared

Posted: 01.12.2017
The Ministry of Heath has declared a national outbreak of whooping cough, as a total of 1,315 cases have been reported since the beginning of 2017.

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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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New package of advice for adults on diets, weight management and sleep

Posted: 30.11.2017
The Ministry of Health has today published updated clinical weight management guidelines for New Zealand adults along with advice for adults on how to get started on a weight loss plan, how to spot a good and bad diet, a review of popular diets and sleep tips. The main components of weight management are food, activity – including reducing sedentary time, and sufficient sleep and behavioural strategies.

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Innovation reigns supreme in this year’s Clinicians’ Challenge

Posted: 29.11.2017
Innovative digital solutions to improve health care have won this year’s Clinicians’ Challenge.

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