Health Professionals Pitted Against Each Other
26 August 2002
Health Deficits Pit Health Professionals
Against Each Other
The continued pressure being put on
health services in New Zealand was demonstrated last night
by the Assignment programme featuring the chairman of the
Auckland and Tairawhiti District Health Boards, Dr Lynda
Scott said today.
"The Minister of Health has created a
situation where managers and doctors are pitted against each
other in a struggle to reduce board deficits - which are now
the largest ever recorded at $217 million.
and managers see each other as a problem the situation
becomes irretrievable and health care suffers.
situation does nothing to improve the morale of our doctors,
the care in our hospitals and simply will not work.
doctors will leave, morale will drop even further, and the
Minister of Health is now being left with a health system
where all goodwill has evaporated.
"This is not an
acceptable situation," Dr Scott said.
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