Ministry of Health

Queenstown urgently needs a better formula for funding healthcare due to its "rapidly changing population". That's the view of district councillor and health advocate John MacDonald. Health Minister David Clark said he intends for a review of the population-based formula used...
Lakes District Air Rescue Trust is flying on funding fumes. The lower South Island's helicopter rescue service recorded a surplus of just $15,000 last financial year on a turnover of $2.3 million. While the trust has cash reserves and community support, its...

St John ‘stretched’

St John's big bods refuse to say how badly their Queenstown ambulance staff are under the cosh. But one local resident, who says it took St John more than 45 minutes to attend a medical incident involving his family, says...
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