Ministry of Health (New South Wales)
Ministry in New South Wales, Australia
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The New South Wales Ministry of Health, branded NSW Health, is a ministerial department of the New South Wales Government. NSW Health supports the executive and statutory roles of the Minister for Health, the Minister for Medical Research, and the Minister for Mental Health. The Ministry also monitors the performance of state-wide health organisations that collectively make up NSW Health. It is primarily responsible for the public health system in New South Wales, particularly through public hospitals as well as associated agencies and statutory authorities, such as the NSW Ambulance service.
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NSW records seven new coronavirus infections as Sydney hospital clusters growNSW Health says there are now 14 COVID-19 cases linked to the Concord and Liverpool emergency departments cluster, including nine healthcare workers.
Extra clinics are being set up in NSW multicultural communities to help bust coronavirus mythsNSW Health is setting up pop-up COVID-19 testing clinics in multicultural communities to help people feel safe and comfortable to come forward for testing.
Sydney quarantine hotel security guard among seven new NSW coronavirus casesNSW Health officials have played down fears of a quarantine breach in Sydney after a hotel security guard tested positive for COVID-19 - one of seven new cases on Wednesday.
Ruby Princess inquiry slams 'inexplicable' and 'unjustifiable' decisions by NSW HealthAuthorities made "serious" and "inexcusable" mistakes when handling the Ruby Princess cruise ship, a special commission of inquiry has found.
Ruby Princess inquiry slams 'serious' and 'inexcusable' mistakes by authoritiesNSW Health made "serious" and "inexcusable" mistakes in its handling of the Ruby Princess cruise ship, a special commission of inquiry has found.
Sydney primary school shut after student tests positive to COVID-19A primary school in Sydney's west has been closed after a student tested positive to COVID-19, as NSW Health urges people to be vigilant.
Coronavirus breach allows passengers on Melbourne flight to leave Sydney airport without screeningNSW Health are now trying to contact all passengers on the Jetstar flight that arrived in Sydney shortly before 7pm on Tuesday.
Sydney school closed after 'probable' coronavirus case, while positive Melbourne protester won't be namedA school in Sydney's eastern suburbs has temporarily closed as NSW Health investigates a probable coronavirus case as police warn they will fine protesters at rallies in both Sydney and Melbourne this..
Sydney school closed after 'probable' coronavirus caseA school in Sydney's eastern suburbs has temporarily closed as NSW Health investigates a probable coronavirus case as police warn they will fine protesters.
'Probable' virus case at Sydney schoolA school in Sydney's eastern suburbs has temporarily closed as NSW Health investigates a probable coronavirus case as police warn they will fine protesters.
NSW Health says COVID-19 testing for anyone is inevitableEvery Sydneysider will be tested and retested for coronavirus before the pandemic abates, as rapid and widespread detection emerges as a crucial factor for easing restrictions.
Testing ramped up for anyone with flu symptoms in at-risk parts of SydneyThe number of people eligible for coronavirus testing has been boosted as NSW Health increases its efforts to tamp down community spread in specific regions across Sydney and the state.
NSW Health, Minister Hazzard defend handling of Ruby Princess cruise ship sagaNSW Health says it knew influenza was circulating on the Ruby Princess cruise ship before passengers were allowed to disembark in Sydney.
NSW Health allowed cruise ship passengers to disembark despite test results pendingLeaked emails between NSW Health and the ship's senior doctor show arrangements had been made for 15 samples taken from sick passengers to be tested for COVID-19.
Border Force blames NSW Health after more than 100 cruise passengers test positive for COVID-19The Australian Border Force has blamed NSW Health for the disembarkation of coronavirus-infected passengers from the Ruby Princess.
Watch: NSW Health authorities are speaking with an update on COVID-19NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is speaking with health authorities with an update on the COVID-19 outbreak.
Coronavirus to reach 'concerning' phase in NSW over coming monthsNSW Health has warned a Sydney school could be closed for up to two weeks after a 16-year-old student became one of 28 people with the coronavirus in the state.
Watch: NSW Coronavirus updateNSW Health officials are providing a live update on the coronavirus outbreak. It follows the closure of Epping Boys High School in Sydney's north after a senior student tested positive for coronavirus.
Passengers on flights from Asia to Australia alerted as coronavirus cases jumpNSW Health is alerting passengers who were on five separate flights from Asia in the past week after a number of people tested positive for coronavirus.
Number of coronavirus cases across Australia jump to more than 40NSW Health is alerting passengers who were on five separate flights from Asia in the past week after a number of people tested positive for coronavirus.
Six more test positive to virus in NSWNSW Health is alerting passengers who were on five separate flights from Asia in the past week after a number of people tested positive for coronavirus.
Search for passengers exposed to coronavirus case on flight to SydneyNSW Health authorities are searching for the unsuspecting passengers who were seated near a woman diagnosed with coronavirus on a Qatar Air flight from Iran to Sydney.
More Australians return home as NSW Health waits for details from federal governmentNSW Health is urgently seeking more information on two Australians who returned from Cambodia over the weekend and who need to remain in self-isolation due to coronavirus fears.
Authorities unable to contact two Australians possibly on coronavirus-affected cruise shipNSW Health says it has not been able to make contact with two Australians they believe could have been on a coronavirus-affected cruise ship docked in Cambodia.
NSW Health given emails of cruise passengers two days after their returnThe department is yet to hear from four passengers who were on the MS Westerdam, which had one reported case of coronavirus.
Garlic won’t stop it and pets can’t give it to you: Health authorities bust coronavirus mythsNSW Health has issued a warning against "false and misleading rumours, posts on social media and inaccurate reports" regarding the spread of coronavirus.
Coronavirus myths dispelled by NSW HealthNSW Health has issued a warning against "false and misleading rumours, posts on social media and inaccurate reports" regarding the spread of coronavirus.
Smoke haze and dust prompts NSW health warningNSW Health is warning of health risks as smoke haze from fires in southern NSW and the ACT and dust from western NSW settle over parts of the state.
Watch: NSW Health update on coronavirus outbreakThe NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant is providing an update on the current status of the coronavirus in the state.
NSW Health confirms five people now being tested for deadly coronavirusAustralia's chief medical officer Brendan Murphy says test results for the deadly coronavirus can now be known within a day, as the death toll in China climbs.
NSW measles warning after five diagnosedNSW Health has issued another measles warning after five people recently diagnosed with the disease had spent time in Sydney.
Measles warning for overseas-bound AustraliansNSW Health says most people aged under 54 heading overseas should be checking their vaccination history after another tourist returned home with measles.
Travelling Australians warned of measles threatNSW Health says most people aged under 54 heading overseas should be checking their vaccination history after another tourist returned home with measles.
Wait times grow in NSW emergency wards as early flu season hitsNSW Health said the early flu season was already being felt, as more patients headed to emergency and face longer than normal wait times.