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Nominations Called For New Commission

Nominations Called For New Commission
Wellington, Feb 12 NZPA - The Government is seeking health professionals to sit on a new commission aimed at improving quality and safety in services provided.

Patients Won't Be Able To Get Treatment - Labour

Patients Won't Be Able To Get Treatment - Labour
Wellington, Nov 19 NZPA - Patients will not be able to get treatment because of cuts to health funding, Labour says. However, Health Minister Tony Ryall said there would be no cuts.

Praise For Health Shake-up Despite Job Losses

Wellington, Oct 22 NZPA - The health sector has welcomed significant changes to health administration although up to 500 jobs will be lost in the ministry and district health boards (DHBs).

Labour Suspicious About Govt's Plans For Health Service

Labour Suspicious About Govt's Plans For Health Service
Wellington, Sept 29 NZPA - The Labour Party is suspicious about the Government's plans for the public health service and says creating a new "super bureaucracy" in the form of a National Health Board (NHB) won't work.

Job Losses Likely In Health System Shake Up - Key, Ryall

Job Losses Likely In Health System Shake Up - Key, Ryall
Wellington, Aug 17 NZPA - Job losses are likely as a result of changes from the review of the health system, Prime Minister John Key and Health Minister Tony Ryall say.

Job Losses Likely In Health System Shake Up - Key, Ryall

Job Losses Likely In Health System Shake Up - Key, Ryall
Wellington, Aug 17 NZPA - Job losses are likely as a result of changes from the review of the health system, Prime Minister John Key and Health Minister Tony Ryall say.

Health Review Report Comes In For Stiff Criticism

Wellington, Aug 17 NZPA - A review report recommending radical changes to the public health system is being heavily criticised by the Labour Party and key sector groups.

Health And Emergency Staff To Get Swine Flu Vaccine

Health And Emergency Staff To Get Swine Flu Vaccine
Wellington, July 6 NZPA - The Government is spending millions of dollars securing a swine flu vaccine to protect health professionals and other frontline staff. However it is unlikely to be available until December because of the licensing process.

Doctor Visits Will Cost More If Govt Meddles With PHOs - Dyson

Doctor Visits Will Cost More If Govt Meddles With PHOs - Dyson
Wellington, June 28 NZPA - The Labour Party says doctor visits will cost more if the Government meddles with primary health organisations (PHOs). Health Minister Tony Ryall says there are too many bureaucrats in the 80 PHOs that cost more than $30 million a year to run.

Police Vehicle Fleet To Be Reduced In Size

Police Vehicle Fleet To Be Reduced In Size
Wellington, June 16 NZPA - Police are reducing the number of cars they use as part of a bid to save $2.5 million, Police Minister Judith Collins said today. The New Zealand Herald reported today that up to 10 percent of the force's 3397 vehicles could be cut and not replaced.

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