6 Aug 2020

Problems with Pasifika accessing health services rife

From Midday Report, 12:45 pm on 6 August 2020

A leading Pacific health expert says problems with accessing health services are rife at all levels. It comes after a coroner found a doctor failed to realise two-year-old Hineihana Mausii was critically ill.

She died in September 2013, 15 hours after being discharged from Dunedin Hospital's emergency department for the second time in as many days.

Māni Dunlop spoke to Doctor Debbie Ryan, who is the principal of Pacific Perspectives, a policy and research consultancy specialising in Pacific health.