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DHB election a choice between cuts & quality health services


DHB election a choice between cuts and quality health services

There are 23 candidates seeking election to the Capital and Coast District Health Board it was announced yesterday. 

Current Capital and Coast DHB member and Labour candidate David Choat said, "In the upcoming DHB elections, the public has a choice between candidates who will advocate for increased funding and better services in response to the destructive cuts imposed by Government, and those that refuse to confront the impact of funding cuts."

"If re-elected, I wil continue to advocate that the Capital and Coast DHB must send a strong message to the Government: without funding increases, more important health services  wil be lost.

All the warning signs are present, we have gone through three Chief Executives in only seven years, important services like Newtown Union Health Service have been cut back, and access to your local doctor is the worst in New Zealand when compared with other large DHBs."

Choat said the long list of candidates announced yesterday, with some relatively well-known names, was an indication of rising awareness about the importance of strong DHB governance generally, and particularly in this District with the challenges it faces.


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