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Canterbury DHB Bailout Welcome But Scars Run Deep

Friday, 2 October 2020, 10:10 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists is welcoming a government bailout for the Canterbury District Health Board but says it’s a shame it has taken an unprecedented leadership crisis and protest action by staff to force action. The ... More >>

A Minister And Ministry Of Public Wellbeing Is The Medicine We Need

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 11:08 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

As the Labour Party releases its health policy, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists is calling on the next government to establish a Minister of Public Wellbeing, along with a standalone Ministry to help improve health outcomes, achieve health ... More >>

Mental Health In A 'Perfect Storm' Of Crisis - ASMS

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 5:52 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says mental health services in almost every region are at breaking point due to overcrowding, chronic staffing shortages, and the rising number of acute cases driven by methamphetamine, and now Covid-19. ... More >>

Shout Out To Auckland’s Stretched Public Health Teams

Friday, 18 September 2020, 4:25 pm | ASMS

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says the Covid pandemic is taking a massive toll on public health teams in Auckland which have been working tirelessly for months without a break. A call has gone out to other public health specialists ... More >>

National's Health Targets No Magic Bullet

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 3:55 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says politically set health targets are no magic bullet for addressing the growing number of New Zealanders who are missing out on hospital treatment. As part of its health policy released yesterday, the National ... More >>

Senior Doctors Back Striking Nurses

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 11:47 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior hospital doctors and dentists are voicing their support for the thousands of general practice nurses who are striking today, saying all healthcare workers deserve investment. The nurses are fighting for equal pay with their district health ... More >>

Government Needs To Front Up On Canterbury DHB Crisis

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 1:14 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says it’s time for the Government to front up to the people of Canterbury about the governance crisis at the District Health Board. The DHB is facing an unprecedented crisis after the resignation of ... More >>

Doctors Call For Accountability And Transparency From Canterbury DHB

Friday, 14 August 2020, 3:20 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior doctors at the Canterbury DHB are calling on the Board to front up to staff and to the people of Canterbury. More than 100 members of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists and the Canterbury Hospitals’ Medical Staff Association met ... More >>

Canterbury DHB Chief Executive Put In Untenable Position

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 3:18 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says Canterbury DHB Chief Executive David Meates was put in an untenable position and the people of Canterbury should be angry and upset over his resignation. Mr Meates’ resignation from both the Canterbury ... More >>

Sticking Plaster Approach To Family Planning

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 1:31 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says a one-off funding boost for Family Planning is a step in the right direction but there needs to be commitment to proper long-term funding and pay parity for senior doctors across the health sector. ... More >>

Cash-starved Family Planning Should Not Have To Apologise To Patients

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 4:55 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says it is shameful that Family Planning has been pushed to a point where it is having to apologise to patients. Today it said it cannot meet demand and patients are facing long waits for appointments. ... More >>

Hospital Upgrade Won’t End Ice Blocks On The Wards

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 4:40 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says it’s a shame that a multi-million-dollar upgrade package for Hawkes Bay Hospital does not include desperately needed air-conditioning for its wards. The government has announced a $14.2 million package to redevelop ... More >>

Quick-fire Lessons For New Minister

Friday, 3 July 2020, 7:15 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists welcomes Chris Hipkins to the role of Health Minister following the resignation of David Clark. “We look forward to working with Mr Hipkins and talking with him as he comes up to speed with the complexity ... More >>

Simpson Review Puts Health Jigsaw Into A More Joined Up Picture

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 12:19 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says on first impressions, the long-awaited recommendations out of the Simpson Health and Disability System Review are sensible and would help join up what has become the fractured delivery of health care in New ... More >>

Dire State Of Hospital Infrastructure Comes As No Surprise

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 11:29 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says rundown hospital buildings, cramped working space and failing IT systems are part of the everyday working conditions for hospital staff and the result of long-term neglect. The government has released ... More >>

Urgent Need To Plug Information Gaps On Clinical Covid Infections

Friday, 29 May 2020, 2:30 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The lack of detail on the transmission of Covid-19 in clinical environments will send shudders through the health workforce, says the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists. A report in the New Zealand Herald , based on Ministry of Health figures, ... More >>

Finger-wagging At Senior Doctors Unhelpful

Monday, 18 May 2020, 2:25 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists is concerned some senior geriatricians are being used as scapegoats over a decision to transfer a group of Covid-19 positive rest home residents to Waitakere Hospital. Seven nurses at the hospital ended up ... More >>

Health Funding Injection A Big Step In The Right Direction

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 1:40 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says the government’s pre-Budget funding announcement delivers a welcome shot in the arm for a health system which has been teetering on the edge. The Finance and Health Ministers have announced an ... More >>

A Big Thank You From Senior Hospital Doctors And Dentists

Friday, 1 May 2020, 12:17 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Following the move out of Level 4 lockdown, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, representing senior hospital doctors and dentists, wants to extend a huge thank you to New Zealanders for their efforts in staying home and keeping people ... More >>

Reset Button Needed On Health And Disability System Review

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 6:15 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists suggests Heather Simpson should go back to the drawing board and rewrite aspects of the Health and Disability System Review in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. The Review panel’s final recommendations ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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