The facts are clear, says TDHB

Taranaki DHB says the facts are very clear; • For a long time, a significant number of people have used Hawera ED for their non urgent healthcare needs rather than using their general practice (GP). Currently 64% of people come to ED with non urgent issues. • By non urgent we mean coughs, colds, ear... Continue Reading →

Hawera Emergency Department Doors Could Be Closed

Taranaki District Health Board are again attempting to cut services in Hawera to mitigate their latest deficit of $28 million. TDHB are plotting to close the Hawera Hospital emergency department doors to everyone who doesn’t arrive in an ambulance and isn’t referred by a GP. “They’re asking Health Providers to carry it for them- TDHB... Continue Reading →

Struggling families not represented in roadmap

Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust is raising serious questions about the draft Taranaki 2050 “Roadmap” (Our Just Transition to a Low- Emissions Economy) released today. There are glaringly obvious gaps with the “Roadmap” in that it assumes that all in Taranaki are currently enjoying benefits of a great middle-class life style and we just... Continue Reading →

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