Advice for young people is to sit less, move more & sleep well

By | Education, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, Nikki Kaye, release | No Comments

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Jonathan Coleman | Education

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Education Minister Nikki Kaye have today welcomed the released updated physical activity guidelines for children and young people aged five to 17.

“Children and young people are encouraged to live an active lifestyle. To sit less, move more and sleep well to support their healthy development,” says Dr Coleman.

“The guidelines include new sleep recommendations as well as updated advice on regular physical activity and reducing sitting time.

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Spinal cord impairment registry goes live

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Spinal cord impairment registry goes live

Jonathan Coleman | ACC

A national registry which goes live today will lead to better services and better care and support for people living with a spinal cord impairment, say Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye.
“This registry will collect and record a wide range of information about people throughout their lifetime, from the moment they’re affected by a spinal cord impairment,” says Dr Coleman.

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ACC joins app pilot to trial digitally-based injury prevention and management

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ACC joins app pilot to trial digitally-based injury prevention and management

Jonathan Coleman | ACC

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye have welcomed ACC’s involvement with a pilot that’s trialling the provision of digitally-based medical support for Northland children and their whanau.
“We want to see more patient-centred healthcare, and better use of current and emerging technology to help patients manage their own health,” says Dr Coleman.

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BUDGET 2016: $51 Million increase in funding for Auckland DHB

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Hon Nikki Kaye, MP for Auckland Central, has highlighted the significant $51 million increase in funding received by the Auckland District Health Board in Budget 2016.

This amount is additional to the DHB’s total funding of $1.3 billion for 2016/17. This is the biggest increase in 7 years.

“Investment in health services in Auckland is vital to provide high quality healthcare to meet cost pressures and population growth, says Ms Kaye.

“Currently, a record number of doctors and nurses are employed by the Auckland DHB, and this funding will assist them in delivering better and faster treatment to patients.”

This year’s Budget signals an overall record investment in health throughout the country totalling $16.1 billion over four years.

“This funding for DHB’s complements the $124 million package for Pharmac to provide more medicines, and a $96 million investment to increase the number of elective surgeries.

“Providing better health services will continue to be this Government’s number one funding priority. This Budget has targeted specific areas of health so that New Zealand families will continue to have access to timely, quality healthcare.”

 

Aucklanders getting faster, better healthcare

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People in Auckland are getting faster, improved healthcare according to the latest Health Target results.

 95 per cent of emergency department patients in the Auckland District Health Board (DHB) were admitted, discharged or transferred within six hours.

 “This is a great result during the challenging winter months and reflects the hard work being done by ED staff,” says Nikki Kaye.

 “Our children are also receiving better healthcare.  98.2% of all under-sixes have access to free GP visits, and so far 93.4% of GP surgeries in Auckland DHB are offering free visits to under-13 year olds.

 “More Aucklanders are also getting elective surgery.  Last year 13,902 people received elective surgery, compared to 9,114 in 2007/2008.  That’s a 53% increase.

 “National is supporting health to the tune of $15.9 billion, with an extra $242 million invested in the Auckland DHB since 2008, which is benefiting our local community”.