NZ Pandemic Response Raises Questions Over Future Structure of Health System

We’re still evolving what this site is about and how we will use it, but we are sticking for now with our plans that it won’t be a general political site, but that we will continue to use it to address a small selected range of issues that we feel are of key importance. The… Continue reading NZ Pandemic Response Raises Questions Over Future Structure of Health System

Canterbury District Health Board campaign increasing in public prominence

This post is a followup to the last two posts we wrote which were also relevant to this subject. Our post of 18th August referred specifically to the relevance of proposed health sector reforms to the overall direction of government policy, and yesterday’s one was about the need to ensure that elected representation is maintained… Continue reading Canterbury District Health Board campaign increasing in public prominence

Local / Democratic Representation Important In Government Services

Last time we talked about the Government’s “centralist authoritarian path” as described by Dr Ian Powell, former head of the senior doctors’ union ASMS, in the context of funding challenges at Canterbury District Health Board. As we know, in the year 2000, the Government set up the 20 District Health Boards to run local health… Continue reading Local / Democratic Representation Important In Government Services