“It really shocks me that our District Health Boards have such a loose approach to Māori Health, especially considering the significant disparities that exist between Māori and the rest of NZ”
“The Māori Party is working hard to transform the healthcare system through Whanau Ora, but every health organisation must be accountable to ensure we see tangible and positive change come about.”
Mr Flavell expressed those concerns in Tuesday night’s Financial Review Debate of the Controller and Auditor-General, stating “some district health boards had great intentions to improve the health outcomes for Māori, but for four district health boards there was not even a mention of health disparities for Māori in the plans at all.”
“Of course plans are great, but our main interest is in seeing tangible results for the investment being made,” says Mr Flavell.
“Our focus is on improving outcomes which ultimately make the difference our people need.”
“Like I said on Tuesday night, we want to able to trust that public funds are being spent to improve the situation for people and looking further into addressing health disparities for Māori is a good start,” ends Mr Flavell.
Source: Press Release – Māori Party