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Tony Ryall
Individual // Politics // New Zealand
Member since: 10 January 2008
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Hon Tony Ryall is the Opposition Health Spokesman. He represents the Bay of Plenty Electorate, that spans from the top of the Kaimai Ranges and the fast-growing suburbs of Tauranga City (Papamoa, Bayfair, Maungatapu, Welcome Bay, and Ohauiti) through Te Puke and on to the Whakatane River. First elected as MP for East Cape in 1990, Mr Ryall won his seat from the Labour Party. Following boundary changes he represented Eastern Bay of Plenty electorate (1993-96) and Bay of Plenty electorate (1996- ). Before becoming Health Spokesman at the 2005 election, Mr Ryall was Opposition spokesman on Law and Order for some six years.  tony.ryall@national.org.nz




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Wednesday, 17 April 2013
3:21PM
Update on Avian Influenza The World Health Organization currently considers the risk of international spread of Avian Influenza A(H7N9) low but New Zealand’s health system is ready to respond should that change, Health Minister Tony Ryall says. 253 views

Saturday, 9 February 2013
2:34PM
Care assessments improving rest home care Health Minister Tony Ryall visited Malyon House in Mount Maunganui today to see first-hand a government initiative to help nurses provide better care for older people in rest homes. 188 views

Tuesday, 5 February 2013
6:48PM
Redevelopment Group visits West Coast Hospitals Fast tracking the rebuild of Grey Base Hospital in Greymouth is now underway with the inaugural meeting of the West Coast Hospital Redevelopment Group at the hospital last week says Health Minister Tony Ryall. 204 views

6:44PM
Thousands benefiting from new medicines Health Minister Tony Ryall visited the newly reopened St Martins Pharmacy in Christchurch today where he announced over 45,000 New Zealanders have benefited from new and more accessible medicines in the past six months. 423 views

Monday, 4 February 2013
3:25PM
Minister thanks clinicians on World Cancer Day On World Cancer Day, Health Minister Tony Ryall would like to thank health professionals for their hard work and commitment to providing New Zealanders with better and faster cancer services. 153 views

Thursday, 31 January 2013
2:39PM
Kiwis spending less time waiting in EDs New Zealanders are spending less time waiting in hospital emergency departments (EDs), allowing them to receive treatment faster and return home sooner. 131 views

Tuesday, 29 January 2013
5:20PM
More funding for cochlear implants The number of adults receiving cochlear implants for severe or profound hearing loss is to triple this financial year thanks to an additional $2.6 million of one-off funding. 205 views

Thursday, 24 January 2013
2:31PM
Roll out of $10 million for school kids' preventative health Health Minister Tony Ryall says 22 decile 3 secondary schools will be providing new school based health services this term. 176 views

Thursday, 17 January 2013
4:14PM
Healthline helping more Kiwis sooner More New Zealanders are using the free 24-hour health advice phone line, with nearly 400,000 Healthline calls answered last year – 40 per cent more calls than four years ago. 188 views

3:50PM
Minister extends condolences to families Bay of Plenty MP and Health Minister Tony Ryall has expressed his sympathy to the family of Brian and Grace Johnston who were killed in a bus accident in Kenya this week. 182 views

Wednesday, 16 January 2013
4:55PM
Better stroke care for Bay of Plenty residents Health Minister Tony Ryall welcomes the news that a dedicated stroke unit is opening at Tauranga Hospital next week. 172 views

Tuesday, 15 January 2013
3:07PM
More investment in protecting children from rheumatic fever Nearly three thousand more children most vulnerable to rheumatic fever will join the Government’s battle against the third world disease when they start back at school this term. 133 views

Wednesday, 9 January 2013
3:18PM
More smokers getting support to quit Health Minister Tony Ryall welcomes the news that over 2,000 people have signed up with Quitline in the first week of January and urges other smokers to contact Quitline for support to quit smoking. 143 views

Wednesday, 19 December 2012
2:55PM
Action to progress Grey Base Hospital Redevelopment Health Minister Tony Ryall has today announced the Government is moving to fast track plans to rebuild Grey Base Hospital in Greymouth. 155 views

Friday, 14 December 2012
2:20PM
Primary care making gains in preventive health targets Health Minister Tony Ryall says general practices, supported by Primary Health Organisations (PHOs), are making good progress in the three national preventive health targets. 322 views

Thursday, 13 December 2012
4:23PM
Better services for people with diabetes More people with diabetes will soon find it easier to get the medication they need – by seeing a diabetes nurse specialist for their usual prescription, instead of the doctor. 175 views

2:37PM
New web tool makes accessing local health information easier Accessing health information in your region is now easier following the launch of new health web tool, My DHB, says Health Minister Tony Ryall. 165 views

Wednesday, 12 December 2012
5:09PM
Free whooping cough immunisation for more pregnant women A free whooping cough vaccine will be available to all pregnant women from 1 January 2013 to help protect their new-born babies from this serious disease. 683 views

Friday, 7 December 2012
4:18PM
Minister announces new SOE board appointments State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall today announced two new director appointments to Airways Corporation and three to Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd. 182 views

4:12PM
New Appointment to PHARMAC Health Minister Tony Ryall today announced Dr Jan White has been appointed as a member of the Pharmaceutical Management Agency (PHARMAC) board. 122 views

Tuesday, 4 December 2012
4:39PM
New blood service centre in Christchurch Health Minister Tony Ryall today announced the New Zealand Blood Service, in partnership with Ngāi Tahu Property, will build a new blood donor and laboratory centre in Christchurch. 122 views

Monday, 3 December 2012
4:11PM
Patient travel scheme supporting more Kiwis 170 views

Thursday, 29 November 2012
4:51PM
Keeping New Zealanders healthier at home The National-led Government is making it easier for disabled and older New Zealanders to live independently at home longer by increasing home and community support services. 178 views

Wednesday, 28 November 2012
7:50PM
New immunisation target on track General practice and district health boards are well on track to achieve the Government’s Better Public Services immunisation target, says Health Minister Tony Ryall. 153 views

Tuesday, 27 November 2012
4:19PM
Great progress on new national health targets The latest national health target results, released today, show district health boards (DHBs) have made great progress on the new increased immunisation and shorter waits for cancer treatment targets. 111 views

Friday, 23 November 2012
3:06PM
Government approves new multi-million dollar North Shore mental health unit The National Government has approved a new $25 million inpatient mental health unit at North Shore Hospital. 400 views

Tuesday, 13 November 2012
5:36PM
National programme to improve endoscopy services Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced $1.8 million is being invested over two years for the national roll out of a programme to improve endoscopy services. 195 views

Monday, 12 November 2012
9:19PM
Health Minister to speak in Washington DC Health Minister Tony Ryall heads for Washington DC and New York tomorrow. 256 views

Friday, 9 November 2012
4:34PM
Innovative IT solutions to improve health services Health Minister Tony Ryall is pleased to announce Dr Jo Scott-Jones, a GP from Opotiki and chair of the rural GP network, has won this year’s Clinicians’ Challenge with his entry to improve the delivery of health care in a rural environment. 204 views

Thursday, 8 November 2012
7:01PM
SOE board appointments   State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall today announced four new appointments and 13 reappointments across seven SOEs and two airport companies. 377 views



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