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$242 million boost for mothers and maternity services

16th July, 2020

PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT 16 July 2020   $242 million boost for mothers and maternity services Maternity service providers, women and their babies will receive more support after a $242 million maternity package announced today…

Positive News for Mothers, Babies and Midwives

16th July, 2020

  Media Release/ 16 July 2020 Positive News for Mothers, Babies and Midwives The budget announcement by the Government today has been welcomed by the New Zealand College of Midwives. College Chief Executive, Alison Eddy,…

Health and Disability System Review: Summary of relevant points for midwives

16th June, 2020

The government implemented a full health system review in 2018, with Heather Simpson as chair of the review panel. The panel’s interim report was released in August 2019 and detailed the findings, including the problems…

The Health and Disability System Review

16th June, 2020

16 June 2020 Statement – the following can be attributed to Alison Eddy, Chief Executive, College of Midwives: Following the release of the Simpson Report this morning, the New Zealand College of Midwives is considering…

Specific Covid-19 Incurred Costs Reimbursement Announced 

14th June, 2020

Media Release                                                                                                                                                14 June 2020 The New Zealand College of Midwives is pleased that the Government has today announced funds for community-based midwives, to assist with COVID-19 related costs. A one-off payment of…

Combined oral contraceptives: supply update

8th June, 2020

Please click here to view the notification from Pharmac re: Combined oral contraceptives: supply update Full information can be found on the Pharmac website https://www.pharmac.govt.nz/information-for/enquiries/oral-contraceptives-supply-updates/ethinyloestradiol-35mcg-with-norethisterone-500mcg-norimin/ 

Midwives Budget Funding Information – The Silence is Deafening

28th May, 2020

The New Zealand College of Midwives is calling on the Government to release details of the funding allocated to maternity services in this year’s budget

Key messages re: supply of oral contraceptives

25th May, 2020

Please find below some key messages for the current supply issues with oral contraceptives. Pharmac’s webpage is live and up to date  https://www.pharmac.govt.nz/information-for/enquiries/oral-contraceptives-supply-updates/ In general, while alternative brands have been sourced, they are unapproved medicines…

Media release: College perplexed by delay

14th May, 2020

14 May 2020 College Perplexed by Delay in Budget Announcement For Maternity Services The following can be attributed to Alison Eddy, Chief Executive of the College of Midwives: The College became aware only an hour…

Budget 2020: Letter to members

14th May, 2020

Approximately 1½ hours before the budget was announced I was informed that there would not be an announcement today about any maternity or midwifery allocation.

Budget Recognises Importance of Early Years Says Midwives’ Union

12th May, 2020

Media Release – 12 May 2020 Government announcements today have been applauded by MERAS, the midwives’ union however co-leader, Jill Ovens, is urging politicians not to stop there. She says the 10% increase in the…

Community birthing and water births during covid

11th May, 2020

A qualitative systematic review to examine maternity multi-professionals’ views and experiences regarding birthing pool use during labour and birth Claire Feeley, Megan Cooper, Ethel Burns Click here to view