New leadership required to address disparities
"New leadership required to show courage in addressing disparities" says Tariana Turia.
Co-leader, Maori Party
Tuesday 13 June 2006
The Maori Party is pleased to learn of the appointment of the new Chief Executive for the Ministry of Health.
"We would like to congratulate Stephen McKernan in his appointment as the Director-General of Health" stated Tariana Turia.
"We have been greatly concerned by the frequent and ongoing exposure of institutional racism in the health system" stated Mrs Turia.
"We will encourage the new leadership to seriously address the issues of institutional racism which appear to be endemic in a number of institutions, including health" stated Mrs Turia.
We looking to the new Head to demonstrate courage in order to address the serious disparities between Maori and others in the health sector" said Tariana Turia, health spokesperson for the Maori Party.