‘management consultants cluttering hospital corridors’
The boxer Mike Tyson once said "everyone has a plan until they are punched in the face". Well, says new Health NZ chair Rob Campbell, our health system is wearing those punches now.
Speaking at the Health Tech Conference in Auckland, Campbell is this morning declaring war - he uses that term - on those he says are exploiting the health system for their own gain.
The brutal warning comes from a man who has worked as both a unionist and as a director of big listed companies like SkyCity Entertainment Group. Now he is stepping into perhaps the biggest challenge in the public sector - and he says that since he’s got involved, he’s been seeing far too many reports and grand schemes; far too few simple improvement actions.