OPINION: The removal of funding by the District Health Board to allow youth organisation Waves to provide a level of relevant health care services to their core youth segment is a disgrace and smacks of government department bureaucracy, and these departments' inability to think in a holistic context.
It is a symptom of the lack of communication and co-operation between these public funded departments that just end up costing taxpayers more in the long run.
The health departments should be doing all they can to engage with Waves in providing relevant health services to youth because these are the people Waves connects with.
The situation is as ridiculous as if departments that deal with aged care stopped talking to rest homes.
It is time the Minister of Health via our local MP acted to bring some sense to this idiotic situation and restore some level of faith to the public that our legion of so- called health management professionals can actually deliver appropriate health services to relevant groups of the community.
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