Health­board largely un­changed


It is set to be a largely un­changed cast on the Mid­Cen­tral Dis­trict Health Board, with six of the seven mem­bers re-elected.

Palmer­ston North City Coun­cil stal­wart Lew Find­lay was ini­tially on the board, but when the fi­nal re­sults were tal­lied, he’d slid just out­side.

That left the one fresh face as newly elected Horowhenua mayor Michael Feyen.

Feyen will have to wait another two months be­fore tak­ing on the new role when the new board is set to take of­fice in De­cem­ber.

Sit­ting mem­bers Barbara Rob­son, Nadara­jah Manoha­ran, Adrian Broad, Diane An­der­son, Ann Chap­man and Karen Nay­lor all re­turn to their seats.

Nay­lor was also voted on the city coun­cil, join­ing Broad who was al­ready an in­cum­bent on both.

Rob­son is one of the longest serv­ing board mem­bers. She was elected in 2001.

As the ma­ter­nity and men­tal health ser­vices were un­der re­view, Rob­son said these two ar­eas were a pas­sion of hers and ones the board would be work­ing on.

Other health ar­eas in­cluded the re­nal plan and pri­mary and se­condary care.

She wanted to thank the pub­lic for hav­ing the con­fi­dence in her to re-elect her back onto the board.

Lind­say Bur­nell, who has been on the board since DHB elec­tions be­gan in 2001, lost his seat.

Chap­man also ini­tially failed to make the cut, but was back in by the time the fi­nal re­sults were con­firmed late on Sunday night.

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