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Monday, 18 November 2019, 8:24 am
Press Release: Malcolm Mulholland

STATEMENT FROM CHAIR OF PATIENT VOICE AOTEAROA
MALCOLM MULHOLLAND

NAN
BRUNNING

17 November
2019

About Statement
Statement or statements may refer to:

Statement re: Nancy Brunning | Scoop News

About Brunning
Brunning is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Bob Brunning (1943–2011), British musician
Herb Brunning (1886–1947), Australian rules footballer
Herbie Brunning (1899–1969), Australian rules footballer
John Brunning (born 1954), English musician
Nancy Brunning (born 1971), actress and director
Noel Brunning, Australian television presenter

Moe mai ra Nan, moe mai ra i roto te
ngakau o te kaihanga e kore rawa koe e warewaretia, ka tangi
tonu mei mou moe mai ra moe mai ra.

On behalf of
Patient Voice Aotearoa, I would like to extend our heartfelt
sympathy to the whanau of Nancy ‘Nan’ Brunning. While
Nan will be remembered for her outstanding acting career, we
also remember her for joining with other patients around New
Zealand in supporting our petition to double the Pharmac
budget and to have the Government agency reformed. Sadly,
Nan was one of the many thousand of New Zealanders who
desperately needed life-extending medication and was forced
to have to fundraise in order to prolong her life. Nan was
passionate about the need to change Pharmac so that others,
like herself, would not have the worry of paying for
expensive drugs when what time they had was so precious.

Statement re: Nancy Brunning | Scoop News

Sadly, Nan now rests with cancer advocate Blair Vining
and ovarian cancer patient Melanie Schonewille, patients who
featured in our petition campaign video that was launched
less than three months ago. The drugs that were needed for
Nan and Blair are still to be funded, whereas for Melanie
the funding of Lynparza came too late. We call upon all New
Zealanders to honour the memory of Nan by signing our
petition.

Link to the ‘Sensitive to a Smile’ video
that features Nan, Blair and Melanie can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyJzEjzFXtw

Link to the petition can be found at: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_91080/petition-of-malcolm-mulholland-for-patient-voice-aotearoa

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