In October the Ministry of Health wrote to the trust, asking it to stop collecting letters immediately, because it does not have ethics committee approval, and there were privacy and safety concerns. Mr King told Checkpoint in October he would not stop collecting the letters. “This isn’t North Korea.Continue Reading A Suicide Prevention Office will be established as part of the Government’s plan to “support people in distress” and help bring down New Zealand’s high suicide rate. The financial details of the office have not been disclosed, but it will be housed and supported by the Ministry of HealthContinue Reading