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Another 20 Years Of Failing Health?

Posted on 04 Jun 2009

The existing system of delivering health services is not achieving its objectives and, in some instances, is failing badly - despite a myriad of different policies having been implemented over the yea

Cheques Bouncing In Public Health System

Posted on 06 Nov 2008

Capital and Coast District Health Board's $70 million blowout means that staff may not be able to be paid, and adds further strength to ACT's policy of disbanding the country's 21 District Health Boards, ACT Deputy Leader and Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today.

Changing Direction In Health

Posted on 29 Oct 2008

Speech to ACT Health Policy Launch; Cnr Hobson & Davis streets, Wellington; Wednesday, October 29 2008

Could Labour Be More Transparent?

Posted on 22 Oct 2008

ACT Deputy Leader and Health Spokesman Heather Roy today questioned whether the Labour-led Government could be any more transparent with its latest decision to pour an additional $13 million into the aged care sector.

Real Solutions For Cardiac Patients

Posted on 08 Oct 2008

ACT Deputy Leader and Health Spokesman Heather Roy today pledged that, following the election, she would support a future National Health Minister in any moves undertaken to increase co-operation between the public and private health sectors.

Report Highlights Avoidable Deaths

Posted on 07 Oct 2008

The release of the 'Report on Patients Awaiting Cardiac Surgery: Capital and Coast District Health Board' confirms what ACT has known all along - that it is not health professionals, but the Government's mismanagement of Health that is costing lives, ACT Deputy Leader and Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today.

Report Shows That Labour Never Learns

Posted on 07 Oct 2008

Health Minister David Cunliffe's comments today - that he will spend an additional $50 million to increase the level of cardiac surgery being performed in New Zealand - show his complete mis-understanding of the real issues facing Health services in New Zealand, ACT Deputy Leader and Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today.

Labour's Legacy - Botched After-hours Care

Posted on 25 Sep 2008

The Independent Practitioner Association Council (IPAC) is correct when it says that Government primary health care funding does not acknowledge or include after-hours services - in fact, primary health care funding was ignored when the funding formula was being developed, ACT Deputy Leader and Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today.

Heather Roy's Diary

Posted on 05 Sep 2008

I clearly remember the day my distraught six-year-old came home from school and told me she had been demoted from the 'Sharks' reading group to the 'Dolphins' reading group - parents and children weren't supposed to know that the 'Dolphins' were two groups behind the 'Sharks', of course, but kids aren't silly and she knew.

Maurice Williamson On The Right Track

Posted on 26 Aug 2008

National MP Maurice Williamson got it right on TVNZ's 'Agenda' programme, when he had the courage to advocate public-private partnerships in Health, ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today.

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