Does Ryall Know About Such Things As Husbands?

A Tony Ryall press release transfers $54.5m of taxpayers money to schemes that he claims will “provide better teamwork and provide extra help to mothers and babies who need it.” Well OK, but what kind of “help” for mothers and babies in this grand welfare state has been wanting? I can’t fathom this at all. Mothers I would assume want service from the public health system in giving birth to their babies. Has this system been found seriously wanting in the past, to the extent that it needs $54.5 million injected into it? What the hell? Have babies been dying in unprecedented numbers? Have services in this area been poor? Let’s see what it is that Ryall so desperately wishes to spend so much of other people’s money on-

“We all want the best possible services to protect the safety of mothers and babies,” Mr Ryall says. “The additional funding will support midwives, nurses and doctors to improve safety and quality in maternity and WellChild services.”

OK. This statement would imply that mothers and babies have been in some kind of “danger”. Funny thing is, I see nothing in Ryalls release that supports this claim. JUST WHAT IS THE DANGER? Where does this transferred money actually go?

$18.4 million to improve the safety and quality of services for mothers and babies, by bringing all local maternity professionals together for regular clinical reviews of all births.

$18.4 million for regular reviews? Talkfests in other words.

$6 million to revamp new parent information services.

Wow, all those people born in NZ in the past couple of centuries and it all happened without “parent information services”. Amazing, and obviously a succession of miracle events.

$6.8 million to help vulnerable mothers access a fuller range of health and social services.

Now this is what gets my goat most of all. Who and what are “vulnerable mothers” and why the hell do other NZ families struggling to keep what they earn, need to contribute to this cause? Don’t these “vulnerable mothers” have husband and families who will support them, or do they just rush headlong into motherhood and expect their neighbours and other taxpayers to pick up the tab?

One-off funding of $2 million to ensure all DHB maternity data is collected nationally.

Well what to say about this except “What, yet another useless non-performing government data base?

There is nothing in the explanation that identifies a specific danger. The premise is false and just more insulting state propaganda.

I quite like Tony Ryall. This weakly justified splurge of taxpayer’s money disappoints me. It stands with so many other examples that give the lie to John Key’s statement that he could do nothing to help NZers struggling to deal with increased living costs. This money should have stayed in the pockets of those who worked for it.

6 thoughts on “Does Ryall Know About Such Things As Husbands?

  1. Damn fine post. Having been close to the delivery end of these “health initiatives” and seen the massive waste an incompetence that’s funded by government, all I can say is this latest effort makes me feel like throwing up. What a fucking joke!

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  2. Yes, fine post RB.
    “The additional funding will support midwives, nurses and doctors to improve safety and quality in maternity and WellChild services.”
    A suitably vague and sweeping statement that means that no bugger will ever know
    where this money will go.

    Here is another one..but only worth $4 million this time.. Chump change.

    “This month’s budget will see a million dollars a year go into a campaign to change attitudes towards disabled people.
    Disability Issues Minister Tariana Turia said $4 million over four years would be invested in the Be. Accessible social change campaign.
    “(It) aims to influence the attitudes and behaviours of New Zealanders so we can each play our part in creating a truly accessible nation.”

    As an aside, will somebody please tell Turia, (and many others), that behaviour does NOT need an ‘s’ to be plural.

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  3. “do they just rush headlong into motherhood and expect their neighbours and other taxpayers to pick up the tab?”

    Of course they do, Red, or more likely they get drunk and wake up next to some stranger with his bodily fluids inside them and, miracle of miracles, a new life is formed.

    But to the point of the post … is this not why God made grandparents?

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  4. “Don’t these “vulnerable mothers” have husband and families who will support them, or do they just rush headlong into motherhood and expect their neighbours and other taxpayers to pick up the tab?”

    No and yes.

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  5. The decline in maternity services can be blamed on:-
    – Helen Clark and her faux National Women’s scandal, the objective of it being the disempowering of the ‘bad patriarchal’ male doctors in charge of women’s health;
    – the introduction of ‘direct entry’ midwives who need no prior nursing/medical experience;
    – the funding model for childbirth which has resulted in GP’s being driven away from caring for pregnant women and where direct entry midwives can earn as much as obstetric specialists;
    – failure to put in place a system of mandatory reporting of outcomes, particularly adverse, with this new model of maternity care;
    – and the introduction of UN sponsored indoctrination programmes, more suited to the 3rd world, such as ‘baby friendly’ hospitals where women are forced to breast feed by interfering, ideologues using mumbo-jumbo justify their shaming desperate and insecure young women into complying.

    The Ministry of Health has become dominated by women who have been given the power to follow the socialist doctrines espoused by the WHO on child care and childbirth and the College of Midwives is a covern that wishes to take childbirth back to the dark ages where outcomes such as cerebral palsy and maternal birthing damge are once again acceptable in their quest to ‘demedicalise’ it and keep it natural.

    Midwives are the portal of entry for an uneducated, frightened young mother for her confinement. At this point she is indoctrinated into having a ‘natural’ delivery, being tied down to breast feeding for impractically long periods ….and shamed if she doesn’t comply. Quite simply, these young women cannot cope with the pain of labour, their babies are being damaged by exessively long labours just for the midwife’s ideology of keeping them away from medical assistance, genital damage is leaving them with faecal and/or urinary incontinance as well as never again being able to have satisfactory sex, and many women are being bullied into breast feeding despite painful, craked and infected nipple and breasts and being denied access to milk formula as an alternative.

    The outcome is disasterous as many more women are requiring additional corrective surgical procedures and counselling; and many babies, who have had various degrees of hypoxaemic brain damage leading to learning and behavioural disorders or cerebral palsy, will forever be a drain on the various services at a cost that has to borne by the public.

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  6. Don’t even get me started on how the leftists have raped and pillaged the whole idea of “family” and what it stands for. It suffices to say that this is where they have actually scored the most of their victories, hidden from view, and well below the radar, but it is in this area where the most devastating blows against a decent society have been dealt.
    Having a, until now, reasonably steady hand like Ryal moving over to the dark side is a bad omen indeed.

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