The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday – 6th October 2021


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  1. If GPs are going to lift vaccination rates for Maori our current primary health services will need a quick kick up the proverbial backside. I say this cause many of our primary health services are suppose to be our first port of call when we are sick yet many Maori do not go to see their doctors, many don’t have a regular GP, instead they wait till they are very sick and end up in hospital. And by waiting till one is so sick its often too late to fix anything. Many of our GP services have a shortage of Doctors particularly experienced Doctors and most have no Maori staff, especially Nurses. I find many of the staff at our primary health services to be lacking in cultural matters and many don’t know how to talk to people, in fact I find many are racist. So I can understand why our people don’t go to the Doctors and why would you when you continue to have bad experiences. My partner who is PI is experiencing this at the moment his GP recently retired so they gave him this young Pakeha women Doctor who he said he can’t relate to and he doesn’t like the way she talks to him as she is very judgemental. So when we told the service this and asked if he could have a man, they said they don’t have any men and he may want to go look for another Doctor. So its as simple as that for them just get rid of you. Now we wonder why our some of our people are reluctant to have a vaccine as trust and respect are important factors. Yet these two very important factors are lacking in many of the current primary health services throughout our country.

  2. We here need to work in with out GPs wieth both sides working together.
    The UK is in difficulties with less reasonable treatment than ours.

    Britain has some of the shortest GP consultations among rich countries, typically lasting 9.2 minutes, research has found. A separate study showed that a typical appointment involved discussion of two and a half health problems…
    Family doctors have become increasingly frustrated in recent years at not being able to allocate patients more than the usual 10 minutes as the ageing population and rise in long-term conditions has made caring for patients more complex and challenging.
    A growing numbers of people have a combination of at least two conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, cancer, depression and breathing problems, so need more time to discuss their treatment…

    But even as demand for appointments has grown, GP numbers have been falling in England, with more family doctors in their 50s and 60s taking early retirement to escape the stresses of their jobs.

    So what about Community Health Hubs with trained nurses being provided by MoH and local community groups managing together. May even be seen in people movers going on a regular route each fortnight. Separate from the DHBs with the power plays that Ian Powell has set out for us on TDB in the part where there are guest posts. The MoH at present is wielding bureaucracy, the govt is centralising, and there are sharp practices seen in some of the businessmen/women in CEO roles. I think that we the people could do better with a reasonable budget and guidelines agreed upon by those most needing the service. There would be less being talked down to by ‘superior’ people I think. It is good for one’s health to feel understood and cared about, it certainly has been for me.

  3. Religion is as good as humans let it be, let it be!
    Thinking of our Pacific neighbours along with ourselves, but particularly the ones close to sea level must be done.
    The inter-related nature of the changes was illustrated by Caritas Tonga Director Suliana Falemaka: “Climate change is impacting our lands, coasts, water supplies and weather patterns. In Tonga, we have longer and more frequent droughts … People in low-lying coastal areas are seeing stronger storm, surge and flood events; while saltwater is contaminating groundwater and affecting drinking supplies.”


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