2 Mar 2020

Community Midwives' big push

From Nine To Noon, 9:10 am on 2 March 2020
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As Canadian midwives celebrate a landmark legal decision to end a gender pay gap, the New Zealand College of Midwives are stopping short of a threat to revive their High Court claim here. Meanwhile a  #Backmidwives petition with over 25-thousand signatures calling for maternity care to be prioritised has just closed, and a New Zealand Institute of Economic Research report, being released later this week, recommends an increase in midwifery fees by at least 20 percent, introducing a special fee for extra consultations in high needs cases and increasing recruitment. Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives speaks with Kathryn Ryan.

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