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Seminar | Accessing health care - the realities for rural New Zealand

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
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Seminar
DepartmentPublic Health (UOW)
LocationSmall Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington | 23a Mein Street, Newtown

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