Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Maori Health in Hauraki-Waikato deserves priority

Maori Health in Hauraki-Waikato deserves greater priority says Greensill

Angeline Greensill, Maori Party Candidate for Hauraki-Waikato

Thursday 5 November 2008

Hauraki-Waikato candidate, Angeline Greensill, has today congratulated Waikato District Health Board for being a finalist in three sections in the national Health Innovation Awards; and for receiving a commendation for its ‘double balloon enteroscopy’ procedure.

“This new procedure has the benefit of both reducing the need for surgery and cutting down the length of time patients stay in hospital” said Mrs Greensill.

“The importance of hauora, of good health and wellbeing, is critical to Maori in this electorate” said Mrs Greensill.

The Waikato DHB Maori Health Strategic Plan reports trends for Waikato Mâori showing hospitalisations increasing at an approximate average rate of 244 discharges per year.

“Recent polling of the electorate revealed that 84% of the 500 Maori surveyed thought that access to affordable quality health services was very important”.

“In addition, Hauraki-Waikato has a young population, high unemployment, and higher rates of mortality than national trends for diabetes, respiratory infections, and unavoidable hospitalisations” said Mrs Greensill.

“With such dire and growing health needs, we must ensure that Maori health in Hauraki-Waikato becomes of much greater priority than we have seen over recent years” said Mrs Greensill.

"When out door-knocking, we have found these issues associated to the want for better housing, the need to support poor communities, working families and many of our kaumatua associate our current condition with the ultimate neglect of the Treaty of Waitangi" said Mrs Greensill.

“I am looking forward to taking up these issues with urgency, including the specific health needs of Mâori children such as asthma, injury prevention, oral health and hearing, come a successful result for the Maori Party this Saturday”.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice.

Evidently, the National government is similarly desperate for anything that might discredit or derail the Ardern juggernaut, even if that means throwing Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne under a bus More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>


Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>


Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>


(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>






Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog