Health Minister Dr David Clark has responded to DHB nurses rejecting the pay offer by saying Government has “gone as far as we can” in terms of extra money for a nurses’ pay settlement.
More than 5000 submissions have been received by the Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry which formally closed submissions earlier this month.
Significantly fewer New Zealanders were diagnosed with HIV last year than the previous year but new diagnoses are still much higher than at the turn of the century.
As part of Health Central’s series on death and dying, FIONA CASSIE reflects on her own mixed experiences.
Andy Espersen – a retired psychiatric nurse – recently made a submission to the Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry team arguing that history shows that the Mental Health Act is failing people with chronic schizophrenia, the old residential hospital system had its strengths, and more mental health inpatient beds are needed.
About 8 per cent of New Zealand children have social, emotional and/or behavioural problems, and another 7 per cent are on the borderline of having issues, Ministry of Health statistics say.