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    mommabear70
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    I’m astounded Labour haven’t shut down all DHBs and reopened a central Health Dept Head Office. Their failure to end the entitlement corruption can only mean they condone it.

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    mommabear,”Entitlement corruption.” like nine years of the likes of corporate welfare which I can,t remember reading  your objections  to. Take Flaggate, Saudisheepgate and the likes of HUSH Moneygate as well.All adds up to a helluva lot of dorame that could have been spent on  the homeless in a housing crisis and health of our citizens  eh?

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    mommabear70
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    drlivingstone, take all the thingsofthepastgates you want, but one thing I’ve learned and remembered is no one can change history. Or perhaps because you keep waffling on of all the thingsofthepastgates, you believe you can.

    I’m in the land of the here and now and the future.

    I see Lilith7 thinks all things  dental could be lumped under the health funding and why not indeed, except the more things get added means more money is required. She has no problem forking out more taxes but not everyone is as fortunate to have an abundance of spare cash.

    The place to start at making more money available for our health services is to cut out waste like the doubling up on paper shufflers and monstrous DHB CEO salaries and perks.

    As I said above, unless your Labour government ends the entitlement corruption in the current health system, it can only mean they condone it.

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    mommabear, The word is “watch this space” and there will need to be public debate &many discussions on Free Dental Care  before its factored into  a NZ Labour-NZ First and The Greens Coalition Policy.Perhaps in the second term.Cheers and beers 😀

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    “there will need to be public debate & many discussions on Free Dental Care before its factored in..”
    Since when did Labour need or do public debate on taxes? Or perhaps that was in a space I missed reading.

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    mommabear, New progressive Government. I followed Jim Andertons  Partys thoughts on “the benefits for Free Dental Care” a few years ago so definitely think this needs a wider public discussion 2017 plus.And Helen Clark former PM has expressed interest in this major Health issue.

    NZ Labour&Coalition   will  get going on a Tax Working Group soon  and  I am expecting we the public will get input.Surely you want a fair go for all  Kiwis.?

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    Oh dear – the right have gone into panic mode at the awful prospect of actually having to help others via taxes! 🙄

    I think what’s need is an overhaul of our health system,in particular mental health which has been sorely neglected over the last nine years.

    And an excellent start would be to remove all CEO’s not worthy of their inflated salaries.

    Including dentistry under health is common sense since it is clearly a health issue. Enough money has been poured into other projects which could have funded better healthcare;that’s something which the new govt must be well aware of & should be able to ensure does not happen again.

    Perhaps its worth looking at other countries which have good health systems,& adopting them here,if that’s feasible.

    However it is very early days yet.

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    I’m currently in the care of three different clinics at the Manukau Super clinic, Manukau DHB. In all cases I have had good service in an acceptable time frame. The only complaint I have is with the level of experience in one of these clinics that to my mind is questionable. My situation there is unique with one affliction being compounded by treatment for a second uncommon complaint. Perhaps I’m being unfair in judging their experience as the combination both would be not at all common.

    There is always those that want to be attended to by lunchhtime yesterday and will complain when that can’t be done. Complaint is more forthcoming than compliment

    My experience with Manukau Health Board is acceptable given what they have to deal with.

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    halcyon
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    I certainly agree with you doogie. In the last 2 years we have ended up needing services of the Waikato DHB. First my wife has breast cancer and then I had a NSTEMI incident. In each case the service was first class. Where there was a need for immediate interaction that was done. Even none urgent appointments were carried out in a timely manner.

    The staff were most professional and carried out their duties in an efficient and friendly manner.

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    lilith7
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    That’s something which seems to come through whenever people talk of their experiences in hospitals;how very good the staff are. It seems that definitely isn’t the problem in healthcare, & I wonder whether it might not be a good idea to get the opinions from nurses & Drs as to what improvements they’d like to see, since they’re the ones who have to work in those conditions & are in a good position to know what’s likely to help.

     

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