Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Bradford Urges Action On Cull Recommendations

Bradford Urges Rapid Action On Cull Recommendations

Green Party Northland MP Sue Bradford today welcomed the Cull Report into how health systems deal with medical misadventure but said she was concerned that the report did nothing for the women at the centre of the Graeme Parry scandal in Northland.

"What these women - and there are many of them - need right now is a full public inquiry into Mr Parry's actions over the past 20 years. They also need immediate legal and financial assistance to help them with the numerous complaints they are involved in with ACC, the Medical Council and the Health and Disability Commissioner," said Ms Bradford.

"So far I am not aware of these women receiving any such support and they continue to struggle with very difficult health and financial problems - caused in the first place by the adverse effects of the care they have received."

Ms Bradford said one aspect of the Cull recommendations looked at the possibility of providing financial support to people making medical misadventure claims.

"I endorse this recommendation whole-heartedly and only wish this could be implemented immediately so that the Northland women could receive some immediate relief," she said.

Ms Bradford said many of the women at the centre of the Parry case were spending many hundreds of dollars on new medical opinions which are required for them to take further action and this was morally indefensible.

"The recommendations in the Cull report are universally welcomed by the Green Party. We urge the Government to implement them as fast as possible and not to forget the desperate situation of the women in Northland who triggered this inquiry."


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

Entering into its third decade of operation, the Scoop news ecosystem is set to undergo another phase of transformation and evolution.

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>

 
 

Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>

ALSO:

Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>

ALSO:

Train Free Thursday: Workers Strike To Defend Terms Of Employment

"They signed up to these conditions a year ago when they got the contract for Wellington's rail services. Now they're trying to increase profits by squeezing frontline workers." More>>

ALSO:

Seclusion: Ombudsman Emphasises Importance Of Monitoring

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says that while there have been changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 to prohibit the use of seclusion, the report is an important reminder of the importance of regular monitoring of schools. More>>

ALSO:

United Future History: "All Good Things Must End"

'We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved over the past 15 years, working alongside the government of the day, both National and Labour.' Mr Light told members on Monday. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Outcome, And The Hobbit Law

Somehow the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal has come lurching back from the dead – and as predicted in this column last week, the member countries gathered in Vietnam have announced a deal in broad principle, shunted aside until a later date the stuff on which they don’t agree, and declared victory. More>>

Agreeing To Differ: Greens Maintain Opposition To TPPA
“The Green Party has long opposed the TPPA. The new proposed deal, which came out of the weekend’s talks, still contains key ISDS concessions to corporations that put our democracy at risk, so our position remains the same,” said Green Party trade spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman. More>>

ALSO:

Monitoring Report: A New Chapter For Children’s Rights In New Zealand?

The Children’s Commissioner is calling on the country to embrace children’s rights to ensure their overall well-being. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election