News media reports New Zealand health and disability commissioner routinely deny health and disability complainants an effective remedy; closing the majority of serious complaint without investigation, the New Zealand HDC exists purely to protect medical practioners who commit medical misadventure, medical negligence and gross misconduct. New Zealand health and disability commissioners office has been violating the United Nations Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities CRPD for years. The stress and trauma this has imparted on disabled complainants; and their families has ruined lives.
The first one I printed out from the web and scanned it into a PDF file, which is attached. It is titled “New HDC won’t be ‘new broom'”, which is an article from Jodi Yeats, and which was published by ‘NZ Doctor’ magazine on 19 May 2010.
Already then it was clear that there were not going to be any expected major changes or any improvements in the running of that office. Anthony Hill was quoted as saying before starting is job: “Ron [Paterson] has done a first class job and the office is running well”. Anthony Hill worked as Director General for the Ministry of Health, and also in other roles in that ministry, altogether for 15 years. He was also formerly the Ministry’s Chief Legal Advisor, the article says, so one must presume he knows all the networks and systems, many of the senior and not so senior doctors, and is really nothing but an official careerist, who seems to have been hand-picked by a selected panel, to become Commissioner.
It seems a bit like a cat hired to guard the mice, or an employer who suddenly chooses to become a union advocate, or whatever.
He is quoted as also saying: “The quality agenda asks “what happened, rather than who did it””. He furthermore says: “It is about learning and strengthening the system”. He then also refers to the then new Health Quality and Safety Commission.
What the article reports is basically also just about the same, what I have heard from doctors not so long ago, and Anthony Hill’s track record shows it to this date. His office does under his leadership only take firm, decisive disciplinary – or other similar actions – in very few cases, the rest is all about “talking things over” and “improving” the system.
In the article one can read also: “Both the NZMA and RNZCGP have welcomed the appointment and say they look forward to supporting and assisting the new health and disability commissioner”. Here are the very organisations representing the ones to be checked, actually cheering the man on.
So all of us who may expect some proper complaint resolution, where the professionals that made mistakes or committed misconduct, or seriously breached the Code of Ethics, are held accountable, we should not be surprised that not much is done that “harms” any professional. Such a Commission is a sick joke, really!
The other article is rather short, and was a news-item on 1ZB from 24 July this year, where the Minister for Health Tony Ryall is challenged by opposition health spokeswoman Annette King, to do something about the funding issues the Health and Disability Office has. It is titled “Health Minister told cough up for disability”. The HDC Offices are apparently well short of funds, while probably having a high work-load. According to that short article financial deficits can be expected to 2015 if not 2016, should they not be granted extra shortly.
That tells us of course, that they will be working with too few staff trying to cope with increasing work-loads. Naturally, the not so “pressing” complaints will thus be “off-loaded” a.s.a.p., as part of “prioritising”. Of course their legal staff will know all the ins and outs, to use the gaps and convenient provisions in the law, to find reasons to get away with this.
I ask, when is New Zealand ever going to get true standards and quality control for health and disability services? When are we getting a Health and Disability Commission that actually serves the persons worst affected, that is the end users of health and disability services, who get maltreated, neglected, served poorly, or harmed by incompetent or Code breaching doctors and other health professionals?
Answers to the questions will be welcome, Mr Ryall, same as Miss King, once you are at the helm again!
Below the line; living poor in America, Wall Street bankers like New Zealand’s PM John Key have through their criminal actions; created desparate generational poverty in the US, now bankster crook John Key is destroying NZ’s economy, spiralling unpresedented debt; serious social problems, inequality and poverty, below the line; living poor in New Zealand; this is John Keys brighter future.
Why Was Phil Goff Silenced And Why Did Netanyahu Phone John Key Four Times On The Day Of The Chch Earthquake
New Zealand PM John Keys traitorous connections to the zionist regime and his unlawfull use of the SIS to smear Phil Goff of the Labour party, PM John Key is not acting in best interests of New Zealand citizens, he has actively concealed SIS documents that prove he used the SIS to conceal zionist crimes against the state of New Zealand.
Update II: Wow, they deleted the link to my article on Reddit too!
Update I: I just found that my article was linked to at reddit and there were a few remarks there I thought I’d address:
First of all, I don’t see a Jewish Conspiracy. I see a country which was obtained by deceit and terror for a group of people who, while claiming they were Jews, were very much part of a secular movement. The Zionist movement is a young political movement while the Judaic faith is a very old religion and there are millions of Jews who very much against the state of Israel and who say that Jews are the people who believe in the Judaic religion and as such do not represent a race.I also see a very well organised Zionist network around the world which is well financed and which uses the terms anti…
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New Zealand National government led by John Key supports and condones horrific human rights abuses abroad and at home, under PM John Keys dictatorship we have seen New Zealands standing as one of the most socially advanced counties in the world decline to a devided class system that punishes the most vulnerable with toxic human rights violating social policies.
Peace activist Valerie Morse has been running Peace Action Wellington and Rebel Press for over ten years, and is the author of Against Freedom: The War on Terrorism in Everyday New Zealand Life. These are Valerie’s written answers to a set of questions for activists.
Valerie Morse. Source: New Zealand Listener
Did you grow up in a politicised family? How did the politics of your childhood home affect you?
I am a child of US-propaganda, of the Cold War and of Reaganomics. My parents were not political people in my childhood, although they became so much later in my life. Funnily enough, however, my father’s hatred of the police is something I definitely inherited. I remember so vividly how he used to call them “the village idiots.” I really appreciate the effect on me of his total loathing of illegitimate authority.
What politicised you? Did you have a penny drop…
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New Zealand ACC “discrimination against bikers”.
Why are we doing this documentary? Why are we asking you to help pay for it? Well read on and I will tell you why.
ACC are suggesting to the NZ Public that we Bikers, are, effectively bludgers getting a free ride. For my non Anzac audience a ‘bludger’ is a sponge, a moocher, a freeloader…. You get the drift.
ACC have initiated a campaign proactively smearing us as citizens, playing the numbers and stats game to make us look bad and get public opinion onside to hit us a MASSIVE levy increase in the future.
This disinformation is a clever tool, they are only telling the truth, but in a selective and accusatory manner.
They have released information showing that if we paid for our own costs, across every biker, we would have to pay 2,114$ for big…
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Magrav Plasma Power: “A tool of peace has been given, the rest is up to the people”, i would like to try one of these units please.
October 26th, 2015 marks the day of the global blueprint distribution of the Keshe Foundation Magrav Plasma Power Production Units: plasma-based, free-energy technology.
This week the Keshe Foundation is open to the public on all weekday mornings starting at 10:00 CET and in the afternoons at 14:00 CET through friday October 30th, 2015. Watch the live teachings of the technology through [ Livestream ], [ Youtube ] and [ Zoom ].
The first official disclosure was successfully broadcast live by the Keshe Foundation during the October 16th 2015 Ambassador Meeting in Rome. Participating nations include: Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestine, Belarus, Ghana, China, Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Iraq, Norway, USA, Romania, Malta, Austria, Portugal, Sweden, Poland and others.
Full 2 hours 45 minutes October 16, 2015 Disclosure:
By accepting to take home the distributed free energy devices, the ambassadors from these nations have agreed…
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New Zealand corporate and political corruption is rife under the dictatorship of the New Zealand National party.
In light of Fletcher winning the bid to build the Auckland Casino expansion here is what I wrote on December 2011. In order to understand what is happening you need this information. What it basically boils down to is that John Key has presented his banking masters with a $477 million bonus by giving the contract to Fletcher.
Last week Christchurch Rapper Trillion drew my attention to a list of shareholders of Fletcher and with the news media writing about the old boys network finding cushy jobs for their offspring I thought it was time I brought out the information I was able to put together which shows exactly how incestuous the upper echelons of the international elite is and how connected John Key is to all this and why we should not be surprised to see Nepotism rear it’s ugly head in Christchurch.
Trillion asked on his facebook…
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New Zealand MSD minister Ann Tolley and the endemically sick human rights violating culture of the New Zealand National party, multiple complaints have been made to the United Nations, but unfortunitley the corrupt National party fabricate evidence to conceal human rights violations.
14 October: Surplus
On 14 October, seven years after National came to power, Finance Minister Bill English, announced that his government had posted it’s first surplus; $414 million for the last financial year. English said,
“So that means the government has to take a different approach to reducing debt and maintaining surpluses than we have done in previous cycles.
So there won’t be any sense of the constraints coming off because I think in the past that has been the expectation after a period of constraint. It’s important that we continue to focus on improving our expenditure management so that we don’t slip into old habits and put that 10 kilos back on again.
The Budget 2015 one was pretty slim. We’ve had six months of growth that were softer than expected, that seems to be coming right now. But we’ve yet to see what impact that will…
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