Urgent talks to find short-term solutions to the pressure on staff at National Women’s Health services are being called for by the New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation.
Tauranga midwife Cara Kellett sometimes works up to 80 hours a week and sacrifices sleep to keep up with her workload.
Midwives have appealed to the Government to urgently deal with a "crisis" in their sector, as they say pregnant women are struggling to get maternity care.
Shaun Cavanagh wants the Mental Health Inquiry to lead to greater support for the mental health workforce including supporting new allied health disciplines like his own, recreation therapy, that has struggled to get established in New Zealand.
It is widely acknowledged that the increasing average age of rural GPs means there is a workforce crisis on the near horizon. Kicking hard-working GPs in the teeth will only hasten this writes Chris Reid.
Medsafe is advising people taking the dietary supplement Arthrem of a potential risk of harm to the liver.