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Crown monitor appointed to help manage Canterbury DHB deficit

17 June 2019 Cate Broughton - Stuff

Service cuts should be expected after the appointment of a Crown monitor to the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), a board member warns.

Dr Lester Levy, a former chairman of Waitemata, Auckland, and Counties Manukau DHBs, will start in the role immediately to help the CDHB climb out of a forecast $103.4 million deficit – the largest of any DHB in the country.

Health Minister David Clark met with the board in Christchurch on Thursday to deliver the news.

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