The Waitangi Tribunal has just released its stage one report from the Wai2575 Health Services and Outcomes Kaupapa Inquiry, named Hauora.
Click here to read the report:
The stage one inquiry is a discrete and targeted inquiry into the legislative and policy framework of the primary healthcare system. These proceedings were confined to the hearing of the Maori Primary Health Organisations & Providers (Wai 1315) and the National Hauora Coalition (Wai 2687) claims. A number of interested parties were also granted varying degrees of participation. The stage one report was released to the public on Monday 1 July 2019.
Part one and two of the pre-casebook discussion paper (a Tribunal Unit assessment of the evidence required for the stage two inquiry) have been completed. As a result of the pre-casebook discussion paper, the Tribunal commissioned the following four reports for stage two:
Both reports concerning Maori with disabilities were filed on 28 June 2019 (Wai 2575, #B22(external link); Wai 2575, #B23(external link)), while the final report on issues of alcohol, tobacco and substance abuse for Maori has been extended until 30 August 2019. A draft version of the Maori mental health report will be distributed to parties for review on 5 July 2019, with feedback due by 19 July 2019.