Will the DHB shakeup improve NZ's healthcare?
This Friday marks a watershed moment in New Zealand healthcare as all 20 DHBs are abolished and replaced by a new nationwide entity called Health NZ.
Samantha Murton, the President of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, tells the Front Page podcast that health professionals around the country are waiting with "bated breath to see what happens."
"When you restructure something like the health service, which is a massive entity in this way, it's hard to imagine that it will reform progressively enough that we see the change that we want, but we live in hope," she says.
Link to audio and article: The Front Page: Will the DHB shakeup improve NZ's healthcare? - NZ Herald