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Opposition criticises lab test decision

Opposition criticises lab test decision
Wellington, July 7 NZPA - A government decision to stop hospitals charging for laboratory tests ordered by private specialists will rob the public health service of millions of dollars, opposition parties say.

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).

National Health Boards Welcomed, Job Losses Not

Wellington, Oct 21 NZPA - The creation of a National Health Board has been well received, despite concern about the predicted 500 job losses it will cause.

Ryall Says Swine Flu Spread Inevitable

Ryall Says Swine Flu Spread Inevitable
Wellington, June 12 NZPA - Health Minister Tony Ryall says it is inevitable that swine flu will spread, possibly hitting up to a third of the population, but people should not be alarmed.

Labour `Underwhelmed' By Ryall's Maternity Care Announcement

Labour `Underwhelmed' By Ryall's Maternity Care Announcement
Wellington, May 20 NZPA - Labour says it wants more details of the Government's commitment to improve maternity services.

Govt Puts Extra $103 Million Into Maternity Services

Govt Puts Extra $103 Million Into Maternity Services
Wellington, May 19 NZPA - The Government will spend an extra $103.5 million on maternity services over the next four years, Health Minister Tony Ryall announced today.

Labour MP Introduces Member's Bill To Help Get Tobacco Ban

Labour MP Introduces Member's Bill To Help Get Tobacco Ban
Wellington, March 4 NZPA - A Labour MP will try to introduce legislation aimed at banning tobacco displays in shops after the Government said it would not impose a ban. A report to Parliament's health select committee recommended cigarettes and tobacco be kept out of sight.

Govt Won't Ban Cigarette Displays In Shops

Wellington, March 3 NZPA - The Government is not going to ban tobacco displays in shops, Health Minister Tony Ryall said today.

DRS, Nurses To Get More Say In Health System

DRS, Nurses To Get More Say In Health System
By Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, Jan 27 NZPA - Finding ways of giving doctors and nurses more say in the health system is one of the aims of a ministerial group set up to review health spending.

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