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TVNZ: ‘Any kind of delay is totally unacceptable’ – Cancer Society + Video

By | 2017-05-21T20:13:56+00:00 May 21st, 2017|In the media, What's new|

YesWeCare.nz supporter Margaret Richardson had to wait 10 weeks to see her cancer specialist. She says $1.1b in health funding needed to maintain the status quo due to an increase in population and costs won't help those already missing out. Source: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/any-kind-delay-totally-unacceptable-cancer-society-says-patients-suffering-long-waits-treatment-isnt-fair

$1.1b needed for health won’t help those already missing out

By | 2017-05-21T09:56:04+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Press release, What's new|

$1.1b needed for health won't help those already missing out The extra $1.1b required to maintain current health services won't help those already missing out, says health coalition. The senior Doctors union and the Council of Trade Unions announced today that at least $1.1b is required to maintain current health services. The unions calculated the [...]

Rural Kiwis still worse off than big cities

By | 2017-05-17T09:57:37+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Press release, What's new|

High-resolution photos available here. Rural Kiwis will still get less care than big cities after today's ambulance funding announcement, says YesWeCare.nz. The Government announced an extra 430 St John Ambulance staff over the next four years at a press conference today. The new staffing will include around 300 new unqualified "Emergency Care Assistants" [...]

Continued Government denial astounding

By | 2017-05-23T08:16:43+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Press release, What's new|

The Government has again denied our growing mental health crisis at their big Mental Health announcement, says health funding coalition YesWeCare.nz. The Health Minister today announced a “Claytons” mental health funding increase that will have to be found from within existing District Health Board budgets. YesWeCare.nz Campaign Coordinator Simon Oosterman says the Governments ongoing denial [...]

Shadow cast over increased mental health funding

By | 2017-04-24T13:42:18+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Press release, What's new|

The Government's continued denial of a mental health crisis casts a shadow over today's mental health funding announcement, says YesWeCare.nz. Prime Minister Bill English announced extra funding on Three’s AM Show this morning. English gave no details of the increase while ruling out an independent review. YesWeCare.nz campaign coordinator Simon Oosterman says the announcement was more about politics than health. "The Government wants to be [...]

Minister plays politics with mental health

By | 2017-04-12T14:22:44+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Press release, What's new|

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is playing politics as our mental health system collapses, says health funding coalition. The comments follow a press release by the Minister this morning about Mental Health and Addiction nursing levels. YesWeCare.nz campaign co-ordinator Simon Oosterman says hiring an insufficient number of staff is no way to fix our mental health [...]