Two years on and the chief executive of the Canterbury District health board David Meates has started to see some worrying trends showing up in Christchurch/Canterbury.
‘We’ve seen a drop off in the number of prescriptions being picked up. People aren’t following or completing courses of medication and people are turning up in the health system later on and their presentations are more complex because of it
And he goes on to say:
Binge drinking is starting to become quite a major factor of what we’re dealing with … and people are seemingly deferring or choosing not to have certain surgical procedures because there’s too much other stuff going on in their lives.
Plus this from Andrew Dickerson from Canterbury District Health Board:
the appalling performance of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, the Earthquake Commission and insurance companies would take its toll on people’s mental wellbeing.
I’ve said it before and for those of you that have just been watching things in Christchurch from afar, I will say it again, ‘a Large earthquake in New Zealand is the least of your worries’, dealing with the imbeciles working for Gerry Brownlee’s EQC will likely see you sent to a padded room in a straight jacket, in-fact you will probably welcome a nice warm padded room after the self harm and stress you have gone through having to deal with this lot.