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21 05, 2017

$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|0 Comments

$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 [...]

14 05, 2017

Rural Kiwis still worse off than big cities

By | 2017-05-17T09:57:37+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Press release, What's new|0 Comments

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" [...]

4 05, 2017

Continued Government denial astounding

By | 2017-05-23T08:16:43+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Press release, What's new|0 Comments

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 [...]

24 04, 2017

Shadow cast over increased mental health funding

By | 2017-04-24T13:42:18+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Press release, What's new|0 Comments

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 [...]

11 04, 2017

Minister plays politics with mental health

By | 2017-04-12T14:22:44+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Press release, What's new|0 Comments

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 [...]

24 03, 2017

NZ’s unmet health needs “appalling, but not surprising”

By | 2017-03-24T10:18:53+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Press release, What's new|0 Comments

200 life-sized cut-outs of missing health workers are being erected today to raise awareness about unmet need and underfunding at: - 12:00 - 12:30 - Botany Superclinic, 260 Botany Rd, Golflands, Auckland - 16:30 - 18:30 - Middlemore Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd, Otahuhu, Auckland   New research about unmet need in health is "appalling, but [...]

3 03, 2017

9 in 10 health workers feel understaffed

By | 2017-03-05T19:07:54+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Press release, What's new|0 Comments

Nine out of ten people working in health say they don’t have enough staff or resources, according to a new survey. The YesWeCare.nz Survey of 6,000 health workers found: 90% say the health system doesn’t have the staff and resource required to give New Zealanders the healthcare they need when they need it. 61% say New Zealanders [...]