Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Appointments to the Artificial Limb Board

18 August 2004 Media Statement

Appointments to the Artificial Limb Board

Appointments were announced today to the New Zealand Artificial Limb Board.

The Board is a Crown entity responsible for meeting the rehabilitation needs of New Zealand amputees, as well as carrying out research and development. It has a budget of $6.5 million (in 2004/05) and provides free prosthetic and rehabilitative services to amputees and other clients so that they can achieve maximum quality of life, independence, and participate in their communities.

Board members are appointed on the nomination of organisations including the New Zealand War Amputees Association, New Zealand Orthopaedic Association, Amputees Federation of New Zealand, and the Minister of Health.

Steve Maharey said the Board provides an essential lifetime service to over four thousand New Zealanders.

“Once people become amputees services are provided for the remainder of their lifetime. At present the Board is providing services to 4,331 people.

“Appointments being made to the Board will ensure the organisation maintains its high standards:
- Wellington chartered accountant Graeme Hall (chair) is being reappointed. He has been a member of the NZALB since 1990;
- Auckland orthopaedic surgeon Dr Geoffrey Lamb, who was awarded ONZM in 2003 for services to orthopaedics and amputees;
- National Secretary of the Amputees Federation, Lorraine Peacock;
- Canterbury District Health Board Chief Medical Officer Dr Nigel Millar; and
- Director of the Office for Senior Citizens, Natalie Lavery (ex officio), representing the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social Development.

“I’d also like to thank outgoing board members for their significant contributions,” Steve Maharey said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

Entering into its third decade of operation, the Scoop news ecosystem is set to undergo another phase of transformation and evolution.

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>

 
 

Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>

ALSO:

Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>

ALSO:

Train Free Thursday: Workers Strike To Defend Terms Of Employment

"They signed up to these conditions a year ago when they got the contract for Wellington's rail services. Now they're trying to increase profits by squeezing frontline workers." More>>

ALSO:

Seclusion: Ombudsman Emphasises Importance Of Monitoring

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says that while there have been changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 to prohibit the use of seclusion, the report is an important reminder of the importance of regular monitoring of schools. More>>

ALSO:

United Future History: "All Good Things Must End"

'We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved over the past 15 years, working alongside the government of the day, both National and Labour.' Mr Light told members on Monday. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Outcome, And The Hobbit Law

Somehow the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal has come lurching back from the dead – and as predicted in this column last week, the member countries gathered in Vietnam have announced a deal in broad principle, shunted aside until a later date the stuff on which they don’t agree, and declared victory. More>>

Agreeing To Differ: Greens Maintain Opposition To TPPA
“The Green Party has long opposed the TPPA. The new proposed deal, which came out of the weekend’s talks, still contains key ISDS concessions to corporations that put our democracy at risk, so our position remains the same,” said Green Party trade spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman. More>>

ALSO:

Monitoring Report: A New Chapter For Children’s Rights In New Zealand?

The Children’s Commissioner is calling on the country to embrace children’s rights to ensure their overall well-being. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election