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Former board member deeply concerned by leak


Former board member deeply concerned by leak aimed at derailing review

Former Hawke’s Bay District Health Board member Peter Hausmann says he is deeply concerned by the deliberate campaign to derail the review into governance issues at the board.

Mr Hausmann says the release to the media of incomplete and inaccurate sections from an early draft of the review is clearly targeted at undermining the whole process.

“Those behind the leak should come clean and tell the public of Hawke’s Bay why they want to stop the comprehensive nine-month review from completing it’s full investigations,” Mr Hausmann said.

Mr Hausmann pointed out he asked for the review and it is investigating governance issues for all board members.

He says he has always acted openly during his time on the Hawke’ Bay District Health Board and he has co-operated fully with the review and respected its processes.

He says he took no part in legal action launched earlier this week by some of his former board colleagues who were attempting to block the release of the review.

Mr Hausmann says he urges the panel to release its findings as soon as possible so the public can see the real issues at stake.

“I have respected the integrity of this process and restrained from breaching confidentiality agreements I entered into.

But I am currently seeking legal advice over the increasingly intolerable position I find myself in.”

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