Retired psychiatrist

has high hopes of health reforms

A psychiatrist who worked for decades in New Zealand hospitals says the Government’s health reforms have the potential to fix a mental-health service crippled by the district health board system and underfunding.

Christchurch-based Alma Rae retired in May after 35 years at the coal face, treating patients with major mental illness in hospitals from Auckland to Timaru.

It’s been a career spanning turn-about regimes of Labour and National governments since 1988, when she moved from general practice into the specialist training she’d had in her sights since adolescence.

Link to article: Retired PsychiatristHas High Hopes of Health Reforms | Newsroom


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