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Decision to delay Grey Hospital rebuild questioned

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 1:14 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

West Coast senior doctors want to know why the Grey Hospital rebuild is being delayed because of a relatively small budget over-run due to previously undetected earthquake vulnerability, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ... More >>

TPPA Impact on Health a Significant Concern

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 12:47 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It’s very disappointing that the Government continues to press ahead with the flawed Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) despite significant concerns raised by senior health professionals and many others,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director ... More >>

Government returning to failed market approach to health

Monday, 18 January 2016, 10:10 am | ASMS

“The Government appears to be sidling back to a market-drive approach to the provision of public hospital services,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Public hospital workers bear brunt of financial belt-tighten

Monday, 11 January 2016, 11:17 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Public hospital staff are clearly bearing the brunt of the Government’s belt-tightening in the health sector,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Increasing challenge to provide psychiatric care in old age

Monday, 21 December 2015, 12:43 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The specialist doctors providing psychiatric treatment for elderly people are struggling to keep up with demand as the population ages, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) More >>

The case for specifying minimum staffing levels

Friday, 18 December 2015, 11:40 am | ASMS

“There’s a good argument for specifying minimum staffing levels in public hospital departments and services, even – or perhaps, especially - during times of financial constraint,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ... More >>

Hospital specialist shortage grimmer than figures suggest

Monday, 14 December 2015, 12:01 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The information released today is more confirmation of serious doctor shortages in our public hospitals – but the situation is even grimmer than these latest figures suggest,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More >>

Adverse events transparency welcome but more work needed

Friday, 4 December 2015, 1:26 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The latest report on adverse events occurring within the health sector provides welcome transparency which is appreciated by senior doctors,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Progress on researching unmet health need

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:51 am | ASMS

A research project to measure unmet health need among adults in New Zealand is making significant progress, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Environment Increasingly Toxic to Work in

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 12:20 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The environment senior doctors and dentists are working in is increasingly toxic, the President of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), Dr Hein Stander, told senior doctors and dentists this morning. More >>

Superheroes don’t take sick leave

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 11:05 am | ASMS

Senior doctors and dentists in New Zealand’s public hospitals are routinely going to work when they are ill, a major study published today by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) has found. More >>

More signs that public hospitals are struggling to cope

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 12:56 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Reports that one of the country’s largest public hospitals is full is yet another sign that hospitals are struggling to cope with the increasing demands being placed on them,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More >>

Deteriorating access to hip and knee surgery

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 4:18 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Some hard questions need to be asked about access to hip and knee surgery around the country and why the threshold for getting treatment seems to be getting higher and higher,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ... More >>

Bad response to financial pressures on DHBs

Monday, 9 November 2015, 3:49 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Reducing employment conditions of health staff not a good response to financial pressures on DHBs More >>

Annual leave balances a sign of a system under pressure

Monday, 9 November 2015, 10:19 am | ASMS

“The big annual leave balances being notched up by public hospitals are yet another sign of a health system under pressure,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Loss of accreditation highlights years of under-funding

Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 2:43 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The loss and threatened loss of training accreditation at some of New Zealand’s biggest hospitals is a consequence of years of under-investment in our public health service, says Angela Belich, Deputy Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ... More >>

Break the cycle of expensive external advisors

Friday, 16 October 2015, 1:46 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The cash-strapped Southern District Health Board needs to break the cycle of seeking expensive external advice and turn instead to expertise within its own ranks,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

High Court TPPA ruling sends strong message to Government

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 12:29 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Today’s High Court decision sends the Government a clear message that it needs to be more transparent when negotiating trade deals with far-reaching consequences for New Zealanders,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of ... More >>

Workforce shortage threatens public dermatology service

Monday, 5 October 2015, 10:05 am | ASMS

“More and more people will miss out on publicly-funded dermatology treatment if the current shortage of hospital dermatologists continues,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Patients deserve better than health as trade deal dead rat

Monday, 5 October 2015, 9:23 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Patients deserve better than having their health system becoming a swallowed dead rat in trade deal More >>

 

 

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