Fully funded study - Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health
All study for nurses, midwives, mental health clinicians and Allied Health (Health Promoters, Social Workers, Health Protection Officers, etc) needs to be fully funded to encourage people into the healthcare industry.
Resource the National Public Health Unit to identify and train community partners on the job for health promotion, protection and emergency response roles.
Cost-of-living scholarships for all those willing to endorse their education in priority areas - Māori, Pasifika, Rainbow and Neurodivergent health.
Why the contribution is important
Workforce development is vital for the success of the new health system. If you can't provide suitably skilled staff, the new proposal will never work, no matter how much money and good intent you throw at it.
With the rising cost of living and the significant commitment tertiary education requires, fewer people will enrol without adequate financial incentive. Healthcare apprenticeships needs to be revisited, as these will attract those with whānau obligations, disability and /or lived experience who can make a significant contribution to healthcare, but may face financial barriers to study.
by nursealice on April 21, 2023 at 07:46PM