Rotary Meeting - Monday, 14 March 
Our speaker on Monday was Professor Des Gorman. Wayne Brewer welcomed Professor Gorman and his wife to the Club. They have 3 daughters. Professor Gorman is a Professor of Medicine in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland.


Professor Gorman spoke about the upcoming Health Reforms and how successive governments since 1938 have tried to reform the health system.

He said that in the commercial world, when reforms are undertaken, the first question they ask is what is the outcome they want to achieve? In most cases it is about improving the customer experience. Professor Gorman believes that politicians are about popularity and that dismantling the DHB has already cost $500 million dollars. He does not believe that having the health care bureaucrats in Wellington will improve health outcomes for most of the NZ population.