10 Nov 2023

Progress report highlights health system problems

From Morning Report, 8:23 am on 10 November 2023

A former director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says the new health system's problems are more to do with its inherent structure than its current management.

A new progress report from the sector shows a daunting workload before reform is complete.

But Ian Powell says the documents focus too much on the performance of Te Whatu Ora, Te Aka Whai Ora and the Ministry of Health - and not enough on the way the new system has been designed.

Powell spoke to Corin Dann.