27 Mar 2017

Midwife shortage: 'yes there is a problem' says Health Ministry

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 27 March 2017

The Ministry of Health acknowledges that there is a shortage of midwives working in hospital wards, but is assuring mothers-to-be that they will get the care they need. Kathryn Ryan talks with the Health Ministry's Chief Nursing Officer, Jane O'Malley. She says there is a complex problem, which they want to fix, but which will require cooperation from all parties - DHBs, midwives, nurses, and the Ministry.