Nurses, Doctors & Midwife Shortage

Chuck Schooner (Account suspended) made this Official Information request to Jacinda Ardern

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From: Chuck Schooner (Account suspended)

Dear Jacinda Ardern,

Can you please provide

- total number of nurses either resigned or let go due to mandate
- total number of doctors as above
- total number of midwives as above

Can you please provide the reporting, cost/benefit analysis and the reports that supported the administration firing disobedient healthcare workers during a pandemic

Please provide names/personnel that were signatories/recommended firing health workers in the pandemic. Effectively I require all the papers, submissions and justification for doing this in what has been labelled a health crisis

Can you please provide your medical qualifications that justify making healthcare choices for these people

Please provide the extent of your work in the healthcare profession

Yours faithfully,

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From: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Kia ora


Thank you for taking the time to get in touch with Prime Minister Jacinda


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Jacinda Ardern

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Tēnā koe,


On behalf of Raj Nahna, I attach a letter in response to your OIA request.


Ngā mihi,


Private Secretary (Executive Support)

Office of the Prime Minister

Authorised by Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington



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Please find attached a response to your official information act request


Ngā mihi 


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Kia ora Chuck, 


Please find attached a response to your official information act request 

Ngā mihi


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Kia ora Mr Spooner


Apologies for delay in responding to this request. The information you
sought is in the attached response.




Adrienne Perry

Customer Communications Manager
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