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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...


Govt embarrassed into cancer plan by National

The Government has been embarrassed into action on cancer by the National Party and has fallen short, National’s spokesperson for Health Michael Woodhouse says. “After nine years of opposition and...


DHB performance going backwards under Clark

The performance of District Health Boards is declining under this Labour-led Government’s lacklustre leadership, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The Ministry of Health recently published the 2018/19 Quarter Three...


End of Life Choice Bill Amendment to Protect Organisations

National MP Michael Woodhouse has today tabled an amendment to the End of Life Choice Bill to provide protection for organisations who have a conscientious objection to assisted dying being...


PHARMAC’s flatlining funding by stealth

The Labour-led Government is attempting to hide its shameful underfunding of medicines by peddling the myth that a transfer of purchasing responsibility constitutes a funding increase, National’s Health spokesperson Michael...


Ideology on the menu but no beef

Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter’s assertion that climate change is the foremost public health issue will come as news to the many thousands of New Zealanders suffering from cancer,...


Government admits DHB budget blowout

It’s easy to see why Health Minister David Clark was reluctant to release data on DHBs’ financial performance because they’ve shown a budget blowout, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says....


Minister tricky on DHB finances

David Clark has claimed he cannot provide information on the financial performance of DHBs despite having the data since June, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “When asked for information...


Government’s reforms devastating for Otago Polytech

The Government’s decision to strip Otago Polytechnic of assets and send all power to centralised polytechnic is devastating for our region, List MP based in Dunedin Michael Woodhouse says. “The...


Government looking muddled on cancer plan

The much lauded cancer plan to be announced ‘in the coming weeks’ has turned out to be a consultation document which won’t address the immediate needs of cancer sufferers across...