23rd September, 2019
A plea from midwives: ‘It’s not rocket science; improve the pay and conditions and we’ll come back to work’ https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/115818384/a-plea-from-midwives-its-not-rocket-science-improve-the-pay-and-conditions-and-well-come-back-to-work For those who help bring new life into the world, stress is high and money low…
20th September, 2019
Wanaka will get a birthing unit with financial backing from National if it gets into power, leader Simon Bridges says. The Opposition leader announced their commitment to a primary birthing unit in Wanaka on Thursday,…
17th September, 2019
“Recruiting midwives from overseas tells us the DHB just doesn’t get it.”
That from the chair of the Wellington Region of the College of Midwives, Siobhan Connor, following the news that Hutt Valley District Health Board is targeting midwives from overseas to help fill gaps in maternity units.
10th September, 2019
Re: Comment: Art Green and Matilda Rice’s social media post irresponsible – home births risky (headline subsequently changed to ‘Art Green and Matilda Rice's home birth - be sure you know the risks’
The comment from an 'anonymous doctor' posted online by The New Zealand Herald on 9 September about home birth does not give an accurate view of the evidence on this option for birth in New Zealand and needs to be challenged on a number of points.
3rd September, 2019
2 September 2019 Dear member New Zealand College of Midwives Advisory for Midwives: Measles Outbreak As you will be aware parts of New Zealand are currently experiencing a measles outbreak. We understand that midwives…
30th August, 2019
Plunket and the College of Midwives are pleased the Government has so emphatically put the wellbeing of our children and whānau front and centre of its plans. Both are applauding the clear focus on family and whānau wellbeing, and specifically reducing inequity of outcomes for whānau.