Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman

MP for Northcote

In the National-led Government, Northcote MP Dr Jonathan Coleman is Minister of Health, and Minister for Sport and Recreation.

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a three way kidney transplant exchange has been carried out in New Zealand for the first time. “Organ transplantation is a life-saving treatment and for people with organ failure it’s often the only option available,” says Dr Coleman.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley say a collaboration between MSD and four DHBs will trial different ways to support people with health conditions and disabilities into work.
This week marks one year on since the launch of the Childhood Obesity Plan, and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says good progress is being made. “Obesity is a serious issue threatening the health of young New Zealanders, which means some of our kids could end up living shorter lives than their parents,” says Dr Coleman.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says all potential cataract procedures are now being assessed nationwide using a prioritisation tool. “Increasing access to specialist care remains a priority for this Government. The answer to increased demand is to do more,” says Dr Coleman.