Story: Older people

Hospital closure protest

Hospital closure protest

Health services are a major political focus for older people because they use them more than younger people. Older people are often involved in lobby groups and political actions to do with health. This group is protesting against the closure of Ashburton Hospital in the 1990s.

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Peggy Koopman-Boyden, 'Older people - Politics and advocacy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 April 2024)

Story by Peggy Koopman-Boyden, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 Aug 2018