Health debacle

Sunday Star-Times - - FOCUS -

The Min­istry of Health’s re­freshed New Zealand Health Strat­egy fo­cuses strongly on smart sys­tems and smart use of data. Af­ter the lat­est dis­rup­tive fund­ing debacle, per­haps the min­istry should in­vest in a new aba­cus.

What will it cost for Deloitte’s to di­ag­nose the cause of the in­cor­rect health allo­cation sums? What ad­min­is­tra­tive fund­ing pool will this come out of? Vote Health is al­ready miss­ing $2.3 billion be­cause it failed to ac­count for a grow­ing and age­ing pop­u­la­tion as well as in­fla­tion.

Fur­ther, what ac­tion will the min­istry be tak­ing to get their cal­cu­la­tions right in fu­ture to ad­dress the health needs of real peo­ple in real time?

Bar­bara Hol­land, Grey­mouth

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