June, 2017

Could even more be done to save NZers battling with cancer?

Health reporter Karen Brown talks to three very brave and courageous cancer patients, including lung cancer patient, Kate Hodges about treatment. Lung Foundation NZ continues to advocate for new treatments that will improve patients lives to be funded in the public health system. Listen to the talk here

Medicines NZ Dinner

Great to meet up with Laura Huet of Cystic Fibrosis NZ (CFNZ) at the Medicines New Zealand Dinner. We enjoy good collaboration with CFNZ and a number of other NGO’s to ensure patients have a voice on all aspects of healthcare. We continue to advocate for better access to more effective treatments.     Professor […]

Medicines New Zealand position

Medicines New Zealand launched their position regarding better access to new medicines in the public health system yesterday. We support their position and so do most New Zealanders.

Meeting with Pharmac

Lung Foundation NZ met recently with representatives from Pharmac to present our cause and discuss a range of issues on behalf of lung cancer patients. It was good to clarify funding policy and establish an agreed process to advocate on funding pharmaceuticals. Pictured from left facing is; Andrew Park, Therapeutic Group Manager, Pharmac; Dr Bryan […]

Presenters at the GPCME in Rotorua

We are very pleased Lung Health is on the programme at the 2017 GPCME in Rotorua. Our thanks to Dr Richard Sullivan (Chair), Dr Chris Lewis, Dr John Ashton (Lung Cancer Patient Ambassador) and Dr Greg Frazer (Special Advisory Committee) for delivering a very thorough and professional lung health plenary at the 2017 GPCME in […]

Kiwis diagnosed with asbestos and other dust-related diseases whose exposure occurred while working in Australia may be entitled to compensation.

There are different statutory and common law entitlements in every state of Australia. Depending on where you were exposed, you may have entitlements to common law damages, pensions and/or statutory benefits. You may be legally entitled to claim compensation if you are suffering from: • asbestosis • lung cancer • asbestos related pleural disease • […]

Dr Richard Sullivan to Chair Lung Health Plenary at the 2017 GPCME

We are thrilled to advise that one of New Zealand’s leading Medical Oncologists, Dr Richard Sullivan MBChB, FRACP will chair the lung health plenary at the 2017 GPCME (General Practice Conference and Medical Exhibition) in Rotorua. Dr Sullivan is also one of the quality presenters and his presentation will engage participants with Maximising Patient Outcomes. […]

Vast vaping

It’s no surprise to see the huge growth reported in global sales of e cigarettes. Whilst e cigarettes at this stage are considered much safer than tobacco products and are being promoted widely, we do have concerns because the use of e cigarettes amongst adolescents is increasing rapidly. This poses the risk that our younger […]