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Hon Tony Ryall

17 September, 2010

Waikato DHB delivers more frontline care

The Waikato District Health Board is getting more Government funding, employing more health professionals and delivering more health services than ever before.

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15 September, 2010

Taranaki DHB Chair John Young's passing 'a great loss'

Health Minister Tony Ryall today expressed sadness at the passing away last night of Taranaki District Health Board Chair John Young ONZM.

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14 September, 2010

'The Old Are Not So Old Anymore.'

New Zealand Aged Care Association Conference

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10 September, 2010

More Kiwi children free of tooth decay

More five and 12 year old Kiwi children are now free of tooth decay compared to 2007 says Health Minister Tony Ryall.

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9 September, 2010

High profile Cantabs rally for the community

All Blacks and other high profile Cantabrians are providing messages of support and advice about where to go for help to people affected by the Canterbury earthquake.

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8 September, 2010

Release of the Aged Residential Care Service Review

Fifty years ago, New Zealand built numerous schools, hospitals and houses to meet the needs of a new generation we now know as "the baby boomers".

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6 September, 2010

Health Minister thanks Canterbury health workers

Health Minister Tony Ryall today thanked the hundreds of Canterbury health workers who spent the weekend treating and caring for the earthquake struck people of Canterbury and those staff who are continuing the work this week.

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3 September, 2010

NZ College of Midwives Conference

Thank you for inviting me to open the NZ College of Midwives national conference.

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3 September, 2010

Strong health investment in Tairawhiti DHB area

Health Minister Tony Ryall says the Tairawhiti District Health Board (DHB) has posted big improvements in key services over the past year.

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3 September, 2010

Cancer drug deal will benefit more patients

Health Minister Tony Ryall has welcomed a cancer drug agreement between Pharmac and pharmaceutical company Roche that will enable more patients to get new cancer drugs, and more cancer patients overall to receive treatment.

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2 September, 2010

Green light for $65m Whakatane Hospital project

The Government's new investment in Health continues with approval of a $65 million redevelopment of Whakatane Hospital, Health Minister Tony Ryall announced while visiting the hospital today.

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2 September, 2010

55,000 children get health checks

Over 55,000 four year olds have now received B4School health checks - 40,000 of them in the past 12 months.

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1 September, 2010

PlunketLine calls up nearly 40%

Government funding to expand PlunketLine to 24/7 for parents has seen the service answer nearly 27,000 more calls in the 2009/10 year than it did two years previously.

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31 August, 2010

New guidelines for meth lab clean ups

Health Minister Tony Ryall has released new guidelines for cleaning up clandestine laboratories used to manufacture methamphetamine or 'P'.

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30 August, 2010

Elective surgery numbers continue to rise

A record 138,443 patients had elective surgery in the last financial year, says Health Minister Tony Ryall.

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27 August, 2010

Statement on 'Bridging the Gap'

Health Minister Tony Ryall is declining a request to allow self-funded chemotherapy drugs to be administered in Dunedin Hospital.

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26 August, 2010

Targets results show big health improvements

"The first full year of the Government's new Health Targets show District Health Boards are delivering more frontline services for our significant investment in the public health service," Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

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25 August, 2010

BoP DHB delivers more frontline health services

"In the past year the Bay of Plenty District Health Board increased frontline health services, and implemented a number of improvements in the way those services were delivered," says Health Minister Tony Ryall.

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25 August, 2010

100 extra paramedics join the health frontline

There are now 100 extra paramedics filling ambulance rosters around the country as part of the Government's $48 million four-year spend to support national ambulance services.

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24 August, 2010

Facts and stats about the DHB nominations

Health Minister, Tony Ryall says "A total of 375 people have put their names forward for places on the 20 District Health Boards in the upcoming elections.

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24 August, 2010

State Sector Amendment Bill introduced

The State Sector Management Bill has been introduced to the House of Representatives. The Bill is an omnibus Bill providing for machinery of government changes across several agencies.

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24 August, 2010

Strong health investment in Lakes DHB area

Health Minister Tony Ryall says the Lakes District Health Board has posted big improvements in key services over the past year.

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24 August, 2010

More productivity in operating theatres

Health Minister Tony Ryall today launched a new productivity programme led by surgeons, anaesthetists, and theatre nurses to improve quality and efficiency in public hospital operating theatres.

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23 August, 2010

Extra Nursing Care for Thousands of Patients

Over 2,200 nurses are now spending more time caring for patients through a Health productivity initiative that uses Toyota-style "lean thinking".

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19 August, 2010

Free GP visit offered in high needs pregnancies

Demonstration projects have started where lead maternity carers (LMC) can refer high-needs pregnant women for a free GP visit, which their midwife can attend as well.

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19 August, 2010

Interactive CD to help diabetes eye screening

An interactive CD for health professionals developed to help raise awareness of diabetes eye screening, has been launched.

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13 August, 2010

Speech Notes for Health and Productivity Management Congress

Many of you will remember your parents telling you to "get out of the house and do something." As an adult, it's perhaps a shock to look back and realise what good advice this was - and still is.

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13 August, 2010

Productivity Management Congress

Speech Notes for Health and Productivity Management Congress - 9 am August 13 (Auckland)

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12 August, 2010

More travel assistance helping more patients

Increased funding and greater awareness of the National Travel Assistance (NTA) policy has seen more people getting more financial help from the Government with their travel expenses for specialist health appointments.

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11 August, 2010

Opening MedicAlert national office and launch of Patient Vitals health portal

I am delighted to be invited to this double celebration: the opening of this new MedicAlert national office here in Upper Hutt City, and the launch of MedicAlert's Patient Vitals health portal.

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