An outspoken DHB member says inquiries into a baby uplift from Hawke's Bay Hospital are a good first step to laying bare what was a "mosh-pit of dysfunction".

Jacoby Poulain spoke out against the attempted uplift in early May after it was made public.

The attempted uplift ended in an overnight stand-off involving police, with the family and midwife of the young mother locked out of the hospital.

Poulain said two since-announced inquiries, one specifically into the uplift and one run by the Children's Commission, were a good first step, but New Zealand's system of child protection as a whole

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