19 Mar 2019

Health helpline takes hundreds of calls after mosque shootings

From Morning Report, 8:54 am on 19 March 2019

Hundreds more people are calling the Ministry of Health's 1737 helpline, in the wake of Friday's terrorist attack. The latest figures show 544 phoned-in on a single day with a majority of calls being answered within 20 seconds and lasting on average 38 minutes. Andrew Slater is the chief executive of Homecare Medical, which operates the helpline.