Rural healthcare

Workshop addresses mental health

[27 April/The Country] Pup Chamberlain, Community Public Health Wellness Promoter and former Police Officer spoke to Volunteers and Managers in Ashburton early on in April around mental health. Mr Chamberlain reported that Volunteers need to look after their own selves first before they can help others. Volunteers attending the wellbeing workshop came from a variety...

MP Barbara Kuriger presents petition calling for better rural healthcare

[16 April/The Country] King Country MP Barbara Kuriger has presented a petition to Parliament’s Health Select Committee with the aim of changing the Government’s approach towards both measuring and funding rural healthcare needs. Mrs Kuriger reports that the Ministry of Health does not have proper population data for rural New Zealand which has resulted in...