Health & Well-being

  • Ensuring there is support for families
  • Funding for more holistic approaches
  • Realistic funding for mental health
  • Continuity of care from child to adulthood.  Good transition needed.
  • ACC share funding with MoH?
  • Accessible information
  • 5 Star Rating (health & safety issues)
  • Equitable/accessible funding regardless of area

Why the contribution is important


by Royaloak on November 22, 2018 at 02:36PM

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  • Posted by Mike November 23, 2018 at 16:03

    I’m in my 60th year, from a third generation farming family and I also live with (Athetoid) Cerebral Palsy, Dystonia plus other health related issues. Because my disability was due to medical misadventure and pre ACC, I’ve always been at the mercy for Government funding for all of my health needs. But my need for Specialist Health Care is still the same as someone living in one of our larger/major Cities.

    Because I live in Rural/Regional NZ, my access to Specialist Health Care is 200-300kms drive away (with no wheelchair/accessible public transport available). I’m frustrated as the Government funding for Health/Wellness has always been purely based on population, so naturally most of the funding for Specialist Health Care goes to our larger Cities – Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and possibly Dunedin. We used to get funding for travel to Specialist Health Care but that doesn’t happen anymore (unless it was a referral from a medical Specialist), but that’s why we need to travel in first place!

    By number our region is still growing in population but purely because we aren’t growing as fast as our larger Cities, Government’s funding equation tells them our region is actually losing population - so less funding. Is this fair! Surely the Government can make a fairer way to fund Specialist Health Care for all New Zealanders living with disabilities, no matter where we live in NZ.
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