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Hidden Hooks In Wellington Region Health Lab Contracts

Posted on 17 Jun 2006
The announcement last week that Abano Healthcare and Sonic Healthcare have been contracted to provide laboratory services to Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley District Health Boards included hidden fishhooks, says ACT Health Spokesman, Heather Roy.

Strike A Symptom Of Minister's Monopoly

Posted on 16 Jun 2006
While the junior doctors' strike is an operational matter between the doctors, their union and District Health Boards, the underlying problem is a monopoly employer, says ACT Health Spokesman, Heather Roy.

Bitter Pill To Swallow For Wellingtonians

Posted on 15 Jun 2006
Capital and Coast District Health Board's cull of 1,800 people from waiting lists makes Wellingtonians the latest casualties of a sick public health system, says ACT Health Spokesman and Wellington-based MP, Heather Roy.

The Right Prescription For Healthcare

Posted on 07 Jun 2006
Strikes by junior doctors and reports of women waiting up to a year for mammograms will leave many Kiwis suffering from more than déjà vu.  The latest symptoms of our ailing health system require more than a sticking plaster solution, and with so few health professionals asked to treat so many people, almost every family is somehow affected.

Plunket Nurses Wanted - Apply To McKesson

Posted on 20 Apr 2006
Today's newspaper advertisement for Well Child Nurses to staff the replacement to Plunketline raises questions about whether McKesson can adequately staff their call centres, says ACT Health Spokesman Heather Roy.

DHBs Play "Fall Guys" For Clark And Hodgson

Posted on 20 Apr 2006
Labour's opposition to including the private sector in healthcare means that Helen Clark and Pete Hodgson have no one to blame for hospital waiting lists but themselves, says ACT Health Spokesman Heather Roy.

Hodgson's Easter Surprise For Patients

Posted on 14 Apr 2006
The Health Minister's vicious attack on the Hawke's Bay District Health Board today is unwarranted, when the real problem is Labour's over-managed and mismanaged public health system, says ACT Health Spokesman Heather Roy.

Government's Sad Birthday Gift For Plunketline

Posted on 12 Apr 2006
Today marks Plunketline's twelfth anniversary, and hundreds of thousands of parents who've called Plunket's helpline are hoping the service can continue, says ACT Health Spokesman, Heather Roy.

Pick Up The Phone For Plunketline, Prime Minister

Posted on 11 Apr 2006
Helen Clark should intervene before the removal of funding from Plunketline downgrades a well respected, valuable and hugely popular service, says ACT Health Spokesman, Heather Roy.

Auditor General Called In Over DHB Directive

Posted on 07 Apr 2006
A directive from the Minister of Health setting out conditions for MPs to meet Chief Executives and Chairs of District Health Boards has been referred to the Auditor General by ACT Health Spokesman Heather Roy.
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