David Galler

Dr David Galler is the son of Polish Jewish refugees. He is the author of Things That Matter: Stories of Life and Death, a memoir of his work as a Middlemore Hospital intensive care specialist, which was named the best book of 2016 by the Spinoff. David was born in Wellington in 1967.

Mar 27, 2019

How to avoid another health system review that goes nowhere

Dr David Galler offers seven lessons from past reviews of the NZ health system that should inform the thinking currently under way.

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Nov 7, 2018

NZ faces a daunting health gap. Damned if we're going to sit and watch it grow

There is an enormous mismatch between the size of the damage caused by tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food and the amount invested in preventing that damage

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Apr 3, 2018

The toxic mould and rot of Middlemore is the legacy of a crisis in values

I was embarrassed and outraged by the news about the state of the hospital where I work, writes Dr David Galler – for this systematic betrayal of the very people we are here to serve and of the staff that works so hard to help them.

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Dec 21, 2017

The best book of 2017: Driving to Treblinka by Diana Wichtel

'It is a story that will make all who read it a better human being,' says reviewer Dr David Galler.

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