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Community midwives get 2.5 per cent increase

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 12:01 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says community-based midwives will receive a $2.8 million pay increase this year, further boosting support for maternity services. “This fee increase for Lead Maternity Care (LMC) midwives acknowledges their important work with many of the 60,000 new babies born annually in New Zealand,” Dr Coleman says. “It’s important that these mums and babies receive the best possible care. ...

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Dunne to attend UN Commission on Drugs meeting

Posted: 10 Mar 2017 05:16 PM PST

Peter Dunne | Health

Associate Health Minister, Hon Peter Dunne will this week attend the 60th session on the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (UNCND) in Vienna, Austria. While there Mr Dunne will deliver a national statement on behalf of New Zealand and also undertake a number of bilateral meetings with counterparts from around the world. ...

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