7 Feb 2012

Waitemata DHB's controversial new model of care

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 7 February 2012

Waitemata DHB, one of the country's largest, has come under fire for its controversial new model of care. After paying some surgeons up to $10,000 a day to work at its Waitakere hospital, the DHB is now building a new $39 million elective surgical centre. It's appointed a separate board of governors for the facility, for which the health board is refusing to rule out private-sector involvement. We hear from Chair of the Waitemata DHB, Lester Levy, and Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Ian Powell.