Meeting with MP Paul Eagle

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Eileen Brown John Maynard and Debbie Leyland meet with Paul Eagle.

We talked with MP Paul Eagle and his advisor, Brian Dawson and covered:

  • The mental health needs and unmet needs of people living in Rongotai and the continued lack of recognition of the importance of community facilities and housing needs.
  • The lack of any engagement structure at the DHB level to advocate for people with mental health and their family’s needs
  • Having a community meeting on mental health, a listening meeting
  • That there needs to be an update on the Mental Health Plan – Te Ara Oranga
  • The lack of communication and activity and responsiveness on the development of locality plans in Rongotai as previously promoted by the DHB and to be a structure within the new health reforms and legislation
  • That locality plans should be based on community led development models
  • Promotion of the UCAN charter and some of the specific actions in this plan e.g., abolishing the pharmacy charge


  • Paul to raise locality plans with the DHBs when meets Local officials this week
  • UCAN and Paul to discuss with other MPs in this area– Greg O Connor, Grant Robertson and Barbara Edmonds about progress on locality plans and discuss the model.  

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