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

Serious Health Sector Questions Raised By CDHB Funding Debacle

In the news for the last few weeks has been the debacle over CDHB’s deficit. The issue is driven by underfunding of CDHB in recent years, and questions are due as to why the present Government has failed to address this matter, despite expectations. In fact, there is a much greater picture brewing over government… Continue reading Serious Health Sector Questions Raised By CDHB Funding Debacle