Tagged: DHB

Shyness of anti-fluoride election candidates - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 05, 2016

Why do anti-fluoride candidates standing for District Health Boards (DHBs) shy away from proper discussion of community water fluoridation? After all, they have usually raised the issue themselves – and often claim that those supporting community water fluoridation avoid the discussion. In my article Fluoridation & democracy: Open letter to DHB candidate Andrew Buckley I raised this with Andrew Buckley who is standing for … Read More

A Sceptical Guide to DHB Voting - Honest Universe

Mark Hanna Sep 30, 2016

I’ve looked into this year’s district health board candidates to help you keep quacks off your DHB this election. Unless you live in Southland, this year you probably get to vote for several spots on your local district health board. With the move to DHBs making decisions about water fluoridation, there’s a danger that some of … Read More

Double Employment - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Feb 06, 2011

Many specialists in New Zealand work part-time in the public health system and part-time in their own private practice. They do not generally do this to make extra money because there is usually more than enough work for a specialist working full-time in private practice. Specialists work in public hospitals for several reasons. Complex surgery [...] Related posts: … Read More

System Failure - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh May 11, 2010

When a serious error is made in someone’s diagnosis, investigation or treatment, we really like to blame a health practitioner or two. In the Herald today, just such a diagnostic disaster is blamed on the DHB as Ron Paterson asks them to apologise for poor service. This is pretty unfair of Mr. Paterson as it [...] Related posts: … Read More

Dying to Get In - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jan 19, 2010

I have recently gone back into general practice full-time. One thing that seems very clear to me is that it has become increasingly difficult to refer people into the hospital system unless they are critically ill. My last stint as a GP was in mid-2007, but, at that time, it seemed reasonably easy to refer [...] Related posts: … Read More