Story: Commissions of inquiry

Cartwright inquiry: letter of transmittal

When then district-court judge Silvia Cartwright submitted her report on the inquiry into the treatment of cervical cancer at National Women's Hospital, it was accompanied by this letter of transmittal. As an outcome of the inquiry, the government established the position of health and disability commissioner, ethical procedures for medical studies became standard, and a national cervical-screening programme was set up.

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Auckland Regional Office, Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: BAGC 18496 A638 356 / e

Permission of Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga (Auckland Regional Office) must be obtained before any re-use of this material.

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Alan Simpson, 'Commissions of inquiry - Functions, power and legal status', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/33420/cartwright-inquiry-letter-of-transmittal (accessed 22 May 2019)

Story by Alan Simpson, published 20 Jun 2012