June 23, 2021
Keen interest in Maori Health Authority board
Almost 350 people have put their hands up to go on the interim boards of Health New Zealand and the Māori Health Authority, which will help shape the future health system.
This includes about around 80 for the Māori Health Authority and 90 willing to serve on either board.
Stephen McKernan from the Health and Disability Review Transition Unit says the interim boards will help set up the way Health New Zealand prepares to run hospitals, commission primary and community services, and work in partnership with the Māori Health Authority to implement its unique role in the future system.
The interim boards will also ensure that the emerging arrangements are focused on delivering equity and better health outcomes for Māori and all New Zealanders.
A steering group led by Tā Mason Durie has identified potential candidates through the Māori and iwi sectors.
Ministers are expected to consider a shortlist of candidates and choose the boards by September.
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