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Hawke’s Bay Board urged to drop governance review

26 February 2008


Hawke’s Bay Board urged to drop governance review injunction

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board member Peter Hausmann is calling on fellow board members to withdraw their legal proceedings so the findings of a review into governance issues at the board can be released as soon as possible.
Mr Hausmann says like all those taking part in the Ministry of Health review he is constrained from commenting publicly on its contents.

But he says he is extremely concerned some board members have initiated legal action that threatens to prevent the final review findings from being released.
He says the board members involved should explain to the public of Hawke’s Bay why the results of an eight month inquiry into board dealings should be withheld.

He says board room politics and inaccurate media reports have masked the serious healthcare issues facing the people of Hawke’s Bay for far too long.

Mr Hausmann says he himself initiated the review and he has always acted openly and with integrity during his dealings on the board.
He says he has co-operated fully with the review panel and looks forward to its findings being released publicly.

Mr Hausmann says the Director-General of Health should release those findings as a matter of urgency so the people of Hawke’s Bay can see for themselves the issues at stake.

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