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Heather Roy's Diary

Posted on 04 Apr 2008

While there is a great many people who complain about the public health system's inability to deliver, there are few people who do anything about it.

Heather Roy's Diary

Posted on 28 Mar 2008

While not generally an enthusiastic supporter of trade unions, I must admit that Association of Salaried Medical Specialists executive director Ian Powell deserves credit this week. 

ACT Insists On The Whole Truth

Posted on 17 Mar 2008

ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today labelled the Review Panel's Report into Conflict of Interest Allegations at Hawkes Bay District Health Board as nothing more than the expected whitewash, and called on Health Minister David Cunliffe to refer the entire process over to the Auditor-General for a truly independent review.

ACT Insists On The Whole Truth

Posted on 17 Mar 2008

ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today labelled the Review Panel's Report into Conflict of Interest Allegations at Hawkes Bay District Health Board as nothing more than the expected whitewash, and called on Health Minister David Cunliffe to refer the entire process over to the Auditor-General for a truly independent review.

Hand HBDHB Review To Auditor-General

Posted on 29 Feb 2008

ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today called on Health Minister David Cunliffe to have the review investigating Conflict of Interest allegations at Hawkes Bay District Health Board handed over to the Auditor-General immediately to ensure that the truth is exposed.

Watch Out New Zealand - Your DHB May Be Next

Posted on 27 Feb 2008

Once again Health Minister David Cunliffe is religiously adhering to his mantra of 'saving face over saving lives' - this time by sacking the members of one of New Zealand's best-functioning District Health Boards, ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today.

Heather Roy's Diary

Posted on 22 Feb 2008

Health Minister David Cunliffe appears to have developed a powerful dislike for the Hawkes Bay District Health Board - his latest threat being to sack the entire Board and appoint a Commissioner to rule by edict.

No Fighting Chance For Hawkes Bay DHB

Posted on 20 Feb 2008

ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today accused Health Minister David Cunliffe of embarking on a deliberate campaign to discredit Hawkes Bay District Health Board - most recently by announcing that he is considering appointing a commissioner to run the Board’s affairs.

Heather Roy's Diary

Posted on 15 Feb 2008

With one dollar in every five of Government spending going on Health, one might well have anticipated a reasonable amount of health-related commentary in the Prime Minister's address to Parliament to mark the start of the Parliamentary year.

Cunliffe Guilty Of Ministerial Malpractice

Posted on 13 Feb 2008

ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman and Wellington-based MP Heather Roy today released documents showing that, in October 2005, 90 patients - all who had been given certainty of treatment - had been waiting longer than six months to receive cardiothoracic surgery from Capital & Coast DHB.

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