Spend less money on managers and bureaucracy and much more on frontline staff.

The new structure of Te Whata Ora is typical of a government "department". Way too many "chiefs". With hospital emergency department waiting times upwards of 6 hours and wait times of weeks to get an appointment with local GPs, cut out all the bureaucracy, halve the number of managers and spend the savings on higher wage for frontline medical staff and hire more of them.

Why the contribution is important

The health system is crumbling after decades of under funding. Adding more managers or continuing with a top heavy structure (which it is) makes no sense. Neither does low wages for frontline staff (compared to other western countries, especially Australia). Improved outcomes to patients will not happen when so much money is spent on middle managers.

by SCSteel on April 24, 2023 at 08:20PM

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