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Election Produces Useful Mix for CDHB Leadership

Election Produces Useful Mix for CDHB Leadership

Accolade for Clinical Psychologist

Richmond Fellowship has welcomed the election result for the Canterbury District Health Board and paid tribute to Dr Olive Webb, Richmond’s Acting Clinical Director, who is among the successful contenders. Dr Webb was the second highest-polling candidate.

“Olive has brought exceptional skill and experience to the District Health Board and we are delighted that she has been so strongly supported by the voters,” said Richmond chief executive Dr Gerry Walmisley.

“The Canterbury District Health Board is the largest in the country and has huge responsibilities. Olive is widely recognised for her expertise, particularly in the area of disability, and we know that the Board will benefit greatly from her input.

Dr Walmisley said the voting had produced a well-rounded mix of individuals who should serve the region well.

However he said the total voter turnout, within only 108,000 valid votes received, was disappointing. The high number of informal votes suggested there was more work to be done on the voting forms ahead of the next local body elections.

Richmond Fellowship is a major provider of community health and support services throughout New Zealand. The Fellowship has developed specialist services for a range of purchasers including the Ministry of Health, Crown Public Health, Child Youth and Family Service and District Health Boards. Services include support programmes for people with mental, psychiatric or psychological illness, respite and emergency support, consumer based drop-in services, specialist youth services and dual diagnosis services (including intellectual disability/mental illness).

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