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Yeah, nah to National’s vaping offer

The Government has thumbed its nose at National’s offer to cooperative on a regulatory regime for vaping products, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Several weeks ago, Leader of the...


DHBs said they were compliant with Holidays Act

New documents released under the Official Information Act show David Clark’s attempt to blame the previous Government for the Holidays Act debacle isn’t grounded in facts, National’s Health spokesperson Michael...


DHB deficits out of control, health services at risk

Health Minister David Clark has let DHB deficits blow out to a billion dollars putting the sustainability of New Zealand’s health services in crisis, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says....


Where are the numbers, Minister?

Health Minister David Clark has dragged his heels and almost 100 days after the end of the financial year he still hasn’t published data on elective surgery numbers, National’s Health...


Minister must reassure New Zealanders after cybersecurity breach

The Minister of Health must act swiftly to reassure New Zealanders that their health records are secure in the wake of a potentially significant cybersecurity breach at one of the...


No leadership in measles vaccine messaging

The Government’s messaging around the current measles outbreak is confused and often contradictory and that’s not helping people at risk of contracting the disease, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says....


Government let measles get out of control

The Government has known measles outbreaks have been sweeping the country for months and should have ordered more vaccines far sooner, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “There were three...


Sign the petition – Save Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic is a world-class institution renowned for its high-quality teaching and courses. Creating a megapolytechnic would destroy that, Dunedin-based National MP Michael Woodhouse says. “This week I launched a...


Blue & Gold - August Newsletter 2019

June – August Newsletter Following the recent caucus reshuffle I was pleased to retain the Health spokesperson role along with Shadow Deputy Leader of the House and gained the Associate...


Disappointing lack of detail in interim report

It’s disappointing that the interim report on the Health and Disability System review is more than 300 pages long but doesn’t contain a single recommendation, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse...