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Nationwide plan to tackle hospital waiting lists - Little

Wednesday, 4 May, 2022 - 08:00

Hospital waiting lists will be managed nationally under the Labour Government’s plan to cut the time people who need operations and appointments have to wait, Health Minister Andrew Little says.

Over-65s flu vaccination missing targets, especially among Maori - Reti

Wednesday, 15 September, 2021 - 12:51

Another year of the Government’s failed influenza vaccination programme will cost lives, says National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti.

New hospital facilities mean fewer trips to Auckland for Northlanders - Little

Friday, 7 May, 2021 - 12:26

Northlanders will no longer automatically have to go to Auckland for lifesaving heart procedures like angiograms, angioplasty and the insertion of pacemakers, thanks to new operating theatres and a cardiac catheter laboratory opened at Whangārei Hospital by Health Minister Andrew Little today.

Improved cancer treatment relies on more staff - ASMS

Wednesday, 3 February, 2021 - 15:16

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists warns cancer treatment in New Zealand will not improve without planning and action to fill gaps and boost the medical workforce.

Launch of National Party health policy - Rural General Practice Network

Thursday, 17 September, 2020 - 14:24

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network hosted National Party Spokesperson for Health Dr Shane Reti on Wednesday to announce the National Party’s health policy.

National's health targets no magic bullet - ASMS

Thursday, 17 September, 2020 - 13:14

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says politically set health targets are no magic bullet for addressing the growing number of New Zealanders who are missing out on hospital treatment.

A modern health service that delivers for everyone - Shane Reti

Wednesday, 16 September, 2020 - 10:09

A National Government will deliver a health service that is modern, high-quality, evidence-based and available to all, regardless of who you are or where you live, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says.

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Second anniversary for Southern DHB Bowel Screening Programme

Friday, 19 June, 2020 - 13:52

Two years after its inception, the Southern DHB’s National Bowel Screening Programme has already detected 177 cases of bowel cancer across the district. A further 1267 people have had polyps removed, many of which could have developed into cancer over time.

'DHB systems failures and delayed treatment'

Monday, 8 June, 2020 - 14:00

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for multiple systems failures.

Minister dithers as health service slips - Michael Woodhouse

Wednesday, 15 January, 2020 - 09:40

Health Minister David Clark’s refusal to set health targets is seeing standards slip nationwide and patients are suffering, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says.