Waitemata DHB's controversial new model of care
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.