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Minister of Health and Treaty of Waitangi negotiations Andrew Little's little chat on 95bFM every Thursday.

Cystic Fibrosis w/ Andrew Little: December 8th, 2022

Cystic Fibrosis w/ Andrew Little: December 8th, 2022 Cystic Fibrosis w/ Andrew Little: December 8th, 2022, 17.03 MB
Thu 8 Dec 2022

New Zealanders living with Cystic Fibrosis have recently revied a sense of relief thanks to the approval of funding Trikafta. 

The drug treats the underlying causes of the disease, but has been largely unattainable due to its high cost until now. 

This and more was covered in Tuva'as last chat with Health Minister Andrew Little for this year.

 

Pay Parity w/ Andrew Little: December 1st, 2022

Pay Parity w/ Andrew Little: December 1st, 2022 Pay Parity w/ Andrew Little: December 1st, 2022, 14 MB
Thu 1 Dec 2022

The government has started to prioritise pay parity for healthcare workers. 

200 million per year will be invested into the sector-wide project, making sure all workers are paid equitably and fairly. 

This also comes as talks become renewed for an emergency department at Whangārei hospital. 

All this and more was covered in Tuva'as regular chat with health minister Andrew Little. 

 

Acute Mental Health Beds w/ Andrew Little: November 24th, 2022

Acute Mental Health Beds w/ Andrew Little: November 24th, 2022 Acute Mental Health Beds w/ Andrew Little: November 24th, 2022, 11.57 MB
Thu 24 Nov 2022

New reports have recently revealed that, despite the government's investments into mental health, there are the same number of acute mental health beds available in Aotearoa as there were five years ago. 

This report has also come as new ministry of health figures have shown some improvements to the general health sector since 2017, as well as new possibilities for pharmacists to treat minor ailments. 

All that and more was covered in Tuva's chat with Health Minister Andrew Little for this week. 

 

Staffing Shortages in New Zealand's Mental Health services w/ Labour’s Andrew Little: November 17, 2022

Staffing Shortages in New Zealand's Mental Health services w/ Labour’s Andrew Little: November 17, 2022 Staffing Shortages in New Zealand's Mental Health services w/ Labour’s Andrew Little: November 17, 2022, 13.04 MB
Thu 17 Nov 2022

Staffing Shortages in New Zealand's mental health services has been highlighted as a major issue recently, leading many in desperate need of help left behind. 

Despite the government saying they’ve boosted the workforce, psychologist vacancies increased by 113% in the last half decade. 

Tuva’a had a chat with Health Minister Andrew Little about the issue, as well as efforts to migrate health workers into Aotearoa.

 

Weekly Catch-up w/ Andrew Little: 10 November

Weekly Catch-up w/ Andrew Little: 10 November Weekly Catch-up w/ Andrew Little: 10 November, 11.17 MB
Thu 10 Nov 2022

Tuva'a has his weekly catch-up with Andrew Little from the Labour party, this week talking about the capacity of our mental health system.

Weekly Catch-up w/ Andrew Little

Weekly Catch-up w/ Andrew Little Weekly Catch-up w/ Andrew Little, 11.3 MB
Thu 3 Nov 2022

Tuva'a is back with his weekly catch-up with Labour's Andrew Little.

Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little: 20 October

Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little: 20 October Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little: 20 October, 17.86 MB
Thu 20 Oct 2022

Tuva'a has his weekly catch-up with Andrew Little. this week, they discuss the state of Middlemore Hospital, and how reforms may help overcrowding.

Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little 6 October

Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little 6 October Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little 6 October, 14.31 MB
Thu 6 Oct 2022

Tuva’a who speaks to the Health Minister, Labour's Andrew Little in their weekly catch-up, today discussing pay differences for GP vs hospital doctor trainees.

 

Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little: September 22, 2022

Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little: September 22, 2022 Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little: September 22, 2022, 16.26 MB
Thu 22 Sep 2022

As per usual our regular segment with Andrew Little is back! Here is Tuva’a who spoke to the Health Minister.

Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little: September 1, 2022

Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little: September 1, 2022 Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little: September 1, 2022, 10.71 MB
Thu 1 Sep 2022

Tuva’a’s weekly catch-up with the honourable Andrew Little, from the Labour Party- this week they speak about the class action lawsuit from College of Midwives against the Ministry of Health.