29 Apr 2020

Midwives urgently need extra funding

From Midday Report, 12:11 pm on 29 April 2020

Midwives say their calls for extra funding for the chronically underfunded sector have fallen on deaf ears, as their struggles continue to mount during covid-19.

Groups representing GPs, senior doctors and midwives have been pleading their causes to MPs this morning. 

There have been repeated calls for the Government to provide urgent funding to midwives who have incurred covid-specific costs over the last 4 to 5 weeks.

Māni Dunlop speaks with the chief executive of the College of Midwives, Alison Eddy.