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Health Minister David Clark sacks Waikato DHB board

9 May 2019 Stuff

Waikato District Health Board members have been sacked after ongoing performance issues and “continual adverse publicity”.

Just over two weeks ago, Health Minister David Clark warned board members he was thinking of replacing them with a commissioner.

When the board responded, all but two members offered to resign.

On Tuesday, Clark announced his decision to get rid of the board members and replace them with a commissioner, Dr Karen Poutasi.

“In their submissions [to me], nine of the 11 board members offered to resign,” a statement from Clark said. “I think that reflects the seriousness of the challenges they have been dealing with.”

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