in health sector as DHB set to disappear
The Hawke's Bay District Health Board has been called racist following an internal review into how it treats Māori and Pasifika patients.
Board members were told about the patients' experiences at their last ever meeting this week.
The internal review was a "proactive piece of work" by the DHB, which partnered with Māori cultural communication agency Tātou and strategy advisers Rutherford Consulting to improve its referral process.
About 40 people were interviewed such as whānau and GPs as well as hospital clinicians and administrators.