New Zealand Parliament Pāremata Aotearoa

Petition of Alison Eddy for New Zealand College of Midwives: Support community midwives to provide services that meet the needs of NZ whānau

Published date: 3 Haki 2019

Petition request

That the House of Representatives urgently and effectively address any issues related to inequitable pay, lack of support and an outdated funding model for community based midwifery services.

Petition reason

The College of Midwives has been working with the Ministry of Health for 4+ years to resolve resourcing issues for community midwives. Proposed solutions include implementing a revised funding model (providing women with greater needs additional care), fair and reasonable pay, and developing an organisation dedicated to support community midwives. We urge the Government to expedite these solutions to ensure ongoing access to maternity services for all New Zealand women, babies and their whānau.

Number of Signatures: 25711
Closing date: 01 Mar 2020