Challenges in accessing rural health services have changed very little since 1927, when advertisements first appeared for Bush Nurses with surgical skills and maternity certificates. The advertisements were placed by the Women’s Division Emergency Housekeeping Scheme, now Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ).
RWNZ will present real-life stories and evidence of the realities and difficulties rural New Zealanders experience in accessing health services. The consequences of their inequitable access will also be explored, as well as the potential pathways for overcoming barriers.
Speaker | Margaret Pittaway, Rural Women New Zealand
Margaret Pittaway joined Rural Women New Zealand in 1996 and was elected to the National Council in 2011. She was the founding member of the Central Otago Women in Agribusiness Group, past President of the Cromwell Branch and Central Otago Provincial. Margaret is a retired nurse and her key specialties are in rural health and social issues. Margaret is a RWNZ National Board member and is RWNZ’s health spokesperson.
Link in live via internet
For those unable to be there in person, this seminar will also be offered by webinar, meaning you can link in live via the internet.
|Date||Friday, 21 July 2017|
|Time||12:30pm - 1:15pm|
|Event Category||Health Sciences|
|Department||Public Health (UOW)|
|Location||Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington | 23a Mein Street, Newtown|