Rural Hospital Summit 2023 – What’s happened since then?

Te Whatu Ora leaders’ presentation about their plans for a Rural Hospital Sustainability Project was well received but as far as we know, has not gained the traction we’d hoped for – most likely as the Hospital and Specialist services team are carrying a massive workload.

However, this is no consolation for the NGO rural hospitals and rural general practices who provide medical services in their co-located Te Whatu Ora hospital. A letter from them to Margie Apa, asked her to urgently address the financial and clinical risks they face because their funding does not allow them to achieve pay parity for their clinical staff.

Te Whatu Ora will facilitate a workshop with them on the 1st March 2024. We’ll keep you updated on how this critical issue is progressing.