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Rural Proofing the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Bill

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Bill, November 2019, is currently going through Parliamentary Health Select Committee so that the public has the opportunity to contribute to the development of the Bill. The Government is working rapidly to have the Bill passed as an Act of Parliament that establishes the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

North Otago Hospital Transfers Crucial

The Otago Daily Times, 20 November 2019 reports: Patient transfers from Oamaru Hospital are a complicated process that require extensive co-ordination, about 50 members of the public were told at a community health forum in Oamaru last night. https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/north-otago/transfers-crucial-rural-hospital

Call for rural health to be part of review

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

‘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

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

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