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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Nearly a third of graduate health professionals accepted for this year's voluntary bonding scheme are Maori and Pasifika

    Nearly a third of graduate health professionals accepted for this year's voluntary bonding scheme are Maori and Pasifika


    The scheme helps reduce shortages in hospitals, in communities and regions.

    The 2019 intake features record numbers of mental health nurses, midwifery graduates and GP trainees.

    Health Minister David Clark says they need to continue to grow the number of Maori and Pasifika people to meet the need.

    He says having workforces that look like the population they're serving is what works best.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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