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Midwives Are A Vital Part Of The Solution To Climate Challenges - Sunday 5 May: International Day Of The Midwife

Friday, 3 May 2024, 9:47 am | New Zealand College of Midwives

“Midwives are a vital part of the climate solution. This year on the International Day of the Midwife, we call for investment, resources, and a seat at emergency planning decision-making tables to include midwifery care as a cornerstone of health system ... More >>

Midwifery Acknowledged As Part Of The “Intangible Cultural Heritage Of Humanity”

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 1:17 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO ) has today added Midwifery to their list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity . College of Midwives Chief Executive, Alison Eddy, says the announcement by UNESCO ... More >>

2022 Maternity Survey Shows Positive Results In Face Of Under-funding And Covid-19

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 1:43 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

The 2022 Survey of Whānau and Families’ Experience and Perceptions of the Maternity System has shown positive experiences amongst women and whānau accessing maternity care in Aotearoa. The survey, usually carried out every three years, was last published ... More >>

Te Whatu Ora Workforce Announcement – “Midwives And Midwifery Still Invisible”

Tuesday, 4 July 2023, 3:46 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

The College of Midwives says the plan announced today designed to address health workforce shortages is overall positive and significant. College Chief Executive, Alison Eddy, says it’s concerning the plan recognises the midwifery workforce as ... More >>

5 May: International Day Of The Midwife

Thursday, 4 May 2023, 1:40 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

May 5th is International Day of the Midwife (IDM) and this year the College of Midwives is turning the spotlight on the thousands of New Zealand midwives who just get on and do their jobs in extreme situations. This year’s IDM theme is Together Again: ... More >>

Midwives Blindsided By Immigration List And Apprenticeship Funding Announcements

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 3:19 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

“Unbelievable.” That’s how Alison Eddy, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, has reacted to the government announcement yesterday on its refreshed immigration settings. Two separate groups on the Green List have been published ... More >>

Russian Attack On Hospital In Mariupol

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 2:45 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

College of Midwives Chief Executive, Alison Eddy: The New Zealand College of Midwives is alarmed and deeply saddened by the Russian strike of a maternity and children’s hospital in Mariupol , Ukraine during a ceasefire. The College condemns all mindless ... More >>

New Clinical Coach Role To Bolster Midwifery Workforce

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 10:15 am | New Zealand College of Midwives

The launch of a range of new midwifery initiatives is a step in the right direction for a workforce that is stretched to breaking point in some regions of Aotearoa. “Currently, there are more midwives with annual practicing certificates (APCs) ... More >>

College Welcomes Unanimous Passing Of Bereavement Leave For Miscarriage Bill

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 12:24 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

The College commends the unanimous passing of the Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage Bill, which will grant mothers and their partners three days of bereavement leave following a miscarriage or stillbirth. As the professional organisation representing ... More >>

Helen Clark To Headline Webinar Celebrating 30 Years Since Law Change In NZ

Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 8:30 am | New Zealand College of Midwives

The Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, Alison Eddy, says they are thrilled to be able to confirm the former PM in the line-up for a webinar celebrating a key change in our law thirty years ago. Legislation that led to the birth of New ... More >>

College Perplexed By Delay In Budget Announcement For Maternity Services

Friday, 15 May 2020, 7:00 am | New Zealand College of Midwives

The College became aware only an hour and a half before the budget being announced that maternity would not be addressed by the Minister today. Given the urgency of the issues facing the midwifery workforce, we are perplexed as to why this would ... More >>

College Of Midwives Gives Shout Out Across Aotearoa To New Mums Mother’s Day Tomorrow (Sunday)

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 4:45 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

“New mums and the midwives caring for them have been amazing throughout the pandemic and should be congratulated.” says Alison Eddy, Chief Executive of the College of Midwives. With around * 7231 babies born during Alert Level 4 and 3 in New Zealand, ... More >>

International Day Of The Midwife May 5th - College Of Midwives Praises 'Vital Workforce'

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 6:29 am | New Zealand College of Midwives

"Absolutely vital". That’s how the Chief Executive of the College of Midwives, Alison Eddy, is describing the midwives of Aotearoa in the lead up to International Day of the Midwife on Tuesday. International Day of the Midwife is even more significant ... More >>

Midwives Association Statement On Updated Ministry Guidance About Use Of PPE In Maternity Settings

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 6:53 am | New Zealand College of Midwives

“We are pleased to note that the document acknowledges that clinicians involved in care, can and will use appropriate clinical judgement on PPE required, and should have access to PPE for all births,” says Alison Eddy, Chief Executive of the New ... More >>

South Auckland Midwife Honoured With Award

Saturday, 7 March 2020, 12:15 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

A twenty-year career, birthing babies will be acknowledged tomorrow with a special award from the National Council of Women. As part of the International Women’s Day celebrations around the country, Manya (pronounced Ma Nee Ya) Lynch will receive ... More >>

Government Warned To Take Heed Of Landmark Canadian Midwives Pay Equity Decision

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 2:28 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

The New Zealand College of Midwives (the College) has congratulated Ontario midwives following a landmark legal decision from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. The Tribunal has ordered the Canadian Government to take concrete actions to end the ... More >>

Midwives Call For Last Big Push

Monday, 17 February 2020, 3:34 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

Midwives are asking for a “last big push” as the #backmidwives petition closing date of March 1st fast approaches. The final video in the #backmidwives campaign is also being released today. Chief Executive of The College of Midwives, Alison ... More >>

Midwives welcome new support for parents

Monday, 2 July 2018, 10:04 am | New Zealand College of Midwives

The New Zealand College of Midwives welcomes the new financial support that parents will receive through the Best Start scheme and other measures in the Families Package to be introduced from today (1 July). More >>

MERAS Lodges Pay Equity Claim

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:07 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

The union that represents the majority of employed midwives (DHB midwives) has lodged a pay equity claim with DHBs. More >>

Midwives on the march

Monday, 30 April 2018, 3:55 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

Midwives and families will march through Wellington on Thursday 3 May celebrating International Midwives’ Day and bringing a Delivery for Dear David – a petition for the Minister of Health, David Clark, to support urgent sustainable funding for ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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