Commitment to rural health hubs delights sector

The organisation representing rural doctors and nurses today said the Minister of Health’s commitment to rural health training hubs had the opportunity to revolutionise rural health service delivery in New Zealand.

Speaking at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s annual conference this morning [April 6], the Minister of Health said he favoured an approach of developing rural training hubs in which a range of medical professionals are trained inside rural communities. He also announced that he would be asking the sector to develop an implementation programme for the first rural health training hub, from which more would follow.

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