Health Sector Reforms Driven By Private Consultants’ Business Interests [1]

This week the government announced the health sector will be reformed by abolishing 20 DHBs replacing them with four entities which are fully controlled by a new bureaucracy, “Health NZ”, based in Wellington. There will not be an elected membership as there currently is for the DHB system. The idea has received at best a… Continue reading Health Sector Reforms Driven By Private Consultants’ Business Interests [1]

6th Labour Government led by another “smile and wave” politician of no substance.

This blog has previously focused on concerns about Labour’s health policy with particular relevance to the Canterbury District Health Board leadership crisis. This was the subject of a series of blog posts in the last few weeks. The hallmark of the John Key led National government was that Key was perceived to be a “front… Continue reading 6th Labour Government led by another “smile and wave” politician of no substance.

Canon David Morrell: “The Government must move decisively, and not by handing the problem to the Ministry of Health – it would appear far too likely to have created it.”

Canon David Morrell is a former Christchurch City Missioner and a Canon of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch. He was an elected member of the Canterbury District Health Board from its inception in 2001 until last year’s CDHB elections – sitting for a total of 18 years. His commentary on the Health Board issues appears… Continue reading Canon David Morrell: “The Government must move decisively, and not by handing the problem to the Ministry of Health – it would appear far too likely to have created it.”