During the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday 17 March 2022, members voted on the special resolutions regarding our transition to Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network.
We received an overwhelming majority vote in favour of the transition to Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network, and these resolutions were passed.
This is a positive step forward for our organisation and we are really excited about moving into the future as Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network.
The vision for Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network is to bring the Network together initially inviting four other rural health networks to join in this initiative: Rural Hospital Network, Rural Nurses New Zealand, Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa NZ, and Students of Rural Health Aotearoa), along with the Network’s Treaty partners, Te Rōpū Ārahi, to advocate on behalf of rural health with one united voice.
This proposed structure will allow various rural health groups to have their own voice on their specific issues, contribute to strong collective messages, and work together to plan and deliver the health services that meet the needs of rural communities.
Please watch this space for more information coming soon.