Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


C&R Now Health Policy


C&R Now Health Policy

Citizens & Ratepayers NOW Auckland District Health Board - Elections 2004.

“Health team is uniquely positioned to provide leadership and linkages across Auckland’s health sector”

Improving Aucklanders’ access to health and the quality of Auckland’s health services for patients are the focus of the District Health Board election policy released today by Citizens & Ratepayers Now.

The seven-strong team of candidates for the Health Board is expected to “raise the bar” at Board levelthe understanding and advancingeof quality health delivery.

Releasing the Policy today, Board Ddeputy Cchairman, Margaret Horsburgh said that this is a strong, progressive policy platform complemented by the talented team of candidates.

Citizens & Ratepayers Now candidates include threefive medical doctors, twoa nurses and strong health business and disability sector experience. Dr Horsburgh, Team Leader of the Citizens & Ratepayers Now Health team, described the team as uniquely positioned to provide leadership and linkages across Auckland’s health sector – in the hospitals, primary and public health, the disability sectordisabilities and disadvantage, and to increase the focus on improvinge the general health and well-being of all Aucklanders.

The other core ingredient is getting aour fair share of health dollars for Aucklanders , when so much of the Auckland hospital work is for non-Aucklanders she said.

An Aassociate Pprofessor of NursingHealth at the University of Auckland University, DrMrs Horsburgh said the team will leverage the health linkages with other policy-making bodies, including the Regional Council and City Council.

“We believe there are clear linkages in health just as has been proven by the success in the City Council working with the police for community safety. The Health Board will working with City Council and Regional Council to help achievewards healthier lifestyles for Aucklanders. Citizens & Ratepayers Now successes in these these local body Council elections will provide added effort and city-wide focus in the battle for Aucklanders’ good health.

We must also recognise and value the ADHB’sHealth Board 8000 staff who give so much for the better health of Aucklanders. Their retention is crucial in the battle to improve the health of Aucklanders. They must add tremendous value to the service that patients receive and webe value them fd on that basis.or this contribution and will strive to help them have a great work environment.

The Citizen & Ratepayers Now candidates are

Dr Tony Bierre, medical specialist, lecturer at Auckland University and experienced health manager

Dr Jackie Blue, doctor and breast physicianGP specialised in breast

Dr Chris Chambers, a senior doctor at Starship and Auckland Hospitals

Stephen Goodman, accountant and engineer with experience in the business of large organisations

Dr Adriana Gunder, former research scientist experienced in disability services

Dr Margaret Horsburgh, current Deputy Chair of the Board and Chair of the Disability Support Advisory Committee.

Meagan Jaffe, registered nurse with health management wide nursing experience.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news