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Rural health services labelled 'completely unacceptable'

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 8 Nov 2019, 4:14PM
Health Minister David Clark. Photo / File

Rural health services labelled 'completely unacceptable'

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 8 Nov 2019, 4:14PM

The government has expressed interest in creating a new Rural Health Commissioner role.

New Zealand's Rural Health Alliance group voted unanimously in favour of a new commissioner this week.

At its meeting on Wednesday, Health Minister David Clark indicated he'd explore the idea.

Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa council member Dr Chris Henry told Tim Dower a commissioner would deliver leadership, cohesion and accountability to the sector.

He says specific rural solutions are needed, like bringing in more rural doctors and midwives.

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