Waitangi Tribunal launches new inquiry into Health Services and Outcomes
On 30 November 2016, the Waitangi Tribunal Chairperson, Chief Judge Wilson Isaac, commenced the Health Services and Outcomes Inquiry (Wai 2575). This inquiry is part of the Waitangi Tribunal's kaupapa (thematic) inquiry programme and will hear all outstanding claims with grievances relating to health services and outcomes and which are of national significance.
The Chairperson has outlined what the inquiry will cover, some of the issues raised by the claims and provides information on what claims may participate in the inquiry. There are currently around 100 claims identified as being eligible for the inquiry. The Tribunal will hear all remaining claimants who clearly specify eligible health-related grievances in their statements of claim and notify their intention to participate in the inquiry.