29th June, 2019
At a time when parts of New Zealand and some DHB’s are struggling to recruit, numbers provided by the regulatory body, the Midwifery Council, show that at the end of April this year, 3171 midwives had APC’s, that’s 102 more than in 2018.
25th June, 2019
A chronic shortage of hospital and community midwives has brought the maternity services sector to crisis point after years campaigning for pay increases. Cate Broughton and Jo McKenzie-McLean report. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/113637276/will-more-babies-be-born-on-the-side-of-the-road
24th June, 2019
Changes to legislation come into effect on 1st July 2019 which are designed to support agencies working with whanau/families and tamariki to share information so that the woman and baby can be supported to be…
14th June, 2019
Media Release 14 June 2019 A new mum popped in to meet the midwives at Fieldays today. The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, chatted with local midwives this morning after heading away with a…
12th June, 2019
Please find attached: · a letter notifying the Ministry’s intention to amend the fee schedule of Primary Maternity Services Notice 2007 · the draft Primary Maternity Services Amendment Notice…
30th May, 2019
Media Release 30 May 2019 Midwives, Babies and Mothers Overlooked in Another ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ Budget “Disappointing” is how the College of Midwives is describing the budget announcement today. Chief Executive, Alison Eddy, says the…
30th May, 2019
Media Release 30 May 2019 Appropriate Rural Midwifery Resourcing Must Urgently Be Addressed The College of Midwives is calling on health officials and the Minister to urgently address the shortage of midwives and facilities in…
17th April, 2019
The latest Report on Maternity has been released by the Ministry of Health and the work of midwives continues to contribute to improving outcomes for New Zealand women and their babies.
14th April, 2019
Midwives employed by DHBs have voted overwhelmingly YES to a pay settlement.
The vote which closed on Friday 12thApril, will see a majority of members gaining increases of up to 17.5% from where they are now ($66,755 a year) to where they will be in August next year ($78,353 a year).