Auckland DHB gets $30 million integrated stroke unit to meet growing demand

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Auckland DHB gets $30 million integrated stroke unit to meet growing demand

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Health minister David Clark today announced construction on a $30-million, 41-bed inpatient unit for stroke patients at Auckland City Hospital will fi

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Would it not be nice to have the critical contribution of NZ second biggest population, those that live rurally, to be afforded the same commitment to Primary community care infrastructure. Stroke is not only a city dwellers malaise . Critical rural infrastructure is part of getting in front of the cause of such illness as stroke but seems this is often seen as less critical and less valued than our large central infrastructure . Why not similar commitment to infrastructure for a virtual rural medical school? Rural workforce is suffering and dwindling. Rural patients can’t access a service critical to their wellbeing and end up in this large flash central service only if the are lucky enough. We need more than lip service to rural inequity. All New Zealanders must be able to expect the same quality and sustainable services and access where ever they live