7 Apr 2021

Collins wants investigation into mental health report

From Checkpoint, 5:50 pm on 7 April 2021

Judith Collins wants an investigation into what she calls the 'strange and unusual behaviour' displayed by health officials compiling a report on the mental health system.

The National Party leader is calling for the Public Service Commissioner to take a look after it was revealed a months delayed annual report was drastically trimmed and edited.

Information released to Stuff.co.nz shows staff at the Ministry of Health asked for certain details to be removed, including data on suicide, before it was published publicly.

Here's political reporter, Katie Scotcher.