Increased funding for palliative care and for training more rural doctors and nurses, as well as more money to provide medical services to accommodate booming tourism numbers, are all things Dalton Kelly would like to see included as part of the new review of health services. The Government announced a comprehensive review of health and
‘Make or break’ as Christchurch midwives march for better funding Midwives and their supporters marched in Christchurch as the industry fights for better pay. Lucia Alonso has worked as a midwife in several countries, but says New Zealand’s poor pay, gruelling hours and staggering workload forced her out of the job. Alonso, formerly a rural
Air ambulances highlight pressures on rural medical emergency services Most medical emergency response services in New Zealand operate on the passion and commitment of the people who provide it. On an emergency helicopter, in an emergency ward, on any ambulance or fire service crew, you tend not to find people doing it for the money.
Mobile Surgical Bus Set to Keep on Trucking Monday, 23 April 2018, 9:51 am Press Release: Mobile Health For the past seventeen years it’s been a regular sight on New Zealand’s roads, parking up alongside small-town hospitals and medical centres from Kaikohe to Balclutha, providing vital day surgery to almost 23,000 patients in need. Now
Rural Health Alliance ‘gutted’ after failing to secure funding 14/04/2018 The Rural Health Alliance is putting its service on hold over a lack of funding. The organisation failed to secure Government funding on Friday, after asking for $600,000 – one for every rural person. CEO Michelle Thompson says the board met today and have decided