Monday, March 17, 2008

DHB report out

The report on HBDHB hsa been released.

I've not bothered to read the whole thing but this article in Stuff has a couple of bits that irk me.

But the report saves most criticism for the now sacked board, finding that
it did not have even the low level procedures in place to manage conflicts of
interest ...

Mr McKernan said there was nothing stopping DHB members doing business,
but the HBDHB had "very weak systems and processes for determining how conflicts of interest should be managed".


Weak systems are the result of spreading the administration of the health system too thinly. We have 21 DHBs all competing for skilled administrators.

2 comments:

The ex-expat said...

That being said, as i am on the list in a well-run DHB (Counties-Manukau) there is no way in hell I'd want that place restructured until I've gotten through.

Dismal Soyanz said...

Stef,

I would like to believe that centralising the bureaucracy would not impact clinical services. But who knows.

By the way, apparently your blog is both "Left" and "Other" according to The Standard. :)