More about the Summit here

Rural Health Election Manifesto 2020

The Rural Hospital Network has worked with the NZ Rural General Practice Network, Rural Nurses NZ, RHAANZ, and Students of Rural Health Aotearoa (SoRHA) to produce the Rural Health Election Manifesto 2020. Read the Manifesto Here

Rural Hospital Network AGM 2020

The NZ Rural Hospital Network Annual General Meeting for the year ended 30 June 2020 will be held at 4.30pm on Monday 21st September 2020 at the Copthorne Hotel, Oriental Parade, Wellington. Members will be able to join the meeting via video conference. The AGM agenda and video conference link will be published closer to

Read the recently published NZ research:

“Good Care Close To Home: Local health professional perspectives on how a rural hospital can contribute to the healthcare of its community.” Katharina Blattner, Tim Stokes, Marara Rogers-Koroheke, Garry Nixon, Susan M Dovey NZMJ 7 February 2020, Vo 133 No 1509 A summary of this research paper, that aims to gain insights into the wider

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.