Efficiency calls from ministry to deficit-laden DHBs not looking good for primary care

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Efficiency calls from ministry to deficit-laden DHBs not looking good for primary care

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DHBs are urged to make significant savings

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The Government has a very tricky balancing act not to let cost pressures – mainly salaries – get out of control too much, too soon.”   Bit late for that isn't it. DHB CEOs and minions get a truck load of money and that is in just one DHB. Multiple that by 20 and what is that figure?!

Whatever funding is given to DHBs to cover inflation is captured first by the CEOs and Board, then senior staff, nothing left for the people who actually do the work. There should be pay cuts for CEOs, with the $$ applied to primary health care.