Less admin, more healthcare
Tania Tapsell made this statement in response to a comment made on her Facebook page and I'm concerned the implication could be misinterpreted: “Miss Ardern has confirmed multiple times that she will cut the DHBs. This will be a huge loss for Tairawhiti.”
I'm not sure how cutting DHBs will be a huge loss for Tairawhiti as the consultation period hasn't even started yet. We don't know if our particular DHB will be stand-alone or amalgamated with another.
Whichever way it goes, my understanding is that actual health provisions will be much the same as they have been.
Over the past 20 years we have personally dealt with three different DHBs and they have all had different priorities with differing targets for healthcare. This is concerning.
We as a country and a region spend a lot of money on DHB representatives and their administration teams.
Surely a reduction in these admin costs will result in more health $$ being available for actual healthcare instead of pen-pushers. That has to be a huge win for Tairawhiti DHB and others.
Mary-Ann de Kort