Capital and Coast District Health Board
My principal place of residence is in the Capital
and Coast District Health Board area.
Twenty years' nursing - 13 at Wellington Hospital
- taught me the realities of care at the bedside
and in our community. As the elected President
of the NZ Nurses Organisation, I now have
national oversight, too.
For people to live well, get well and stay well, we need fences
at the top of the cliff, not ambulances below.
Yet prevention and primary health care are often the first
casualty of cuts, so we must also reverse the decline in health
funding. That money should go to improving health, not CEO
I want to put the care back into Aged Care. As a parent, I know
health grows from whānau ora - family well-being. I support
partnerships with Māori.
Health is my sole focus, not a sideline. Individuals don't make
change alone. But as part of a like-minded team, I believe I can
make a difference.
Āku tau 20 hei kainēhi - 13 tau ki Ngā Puna Waiora - ka waia au
ki ngā āhuatanga manaaki tūroro taha moenga, hāpori hoki. Nā
tāku tūnga Perehitini ka whānuitia kētia tāku titiro.
Ki te piki te ora, noho ora raini te tangata me whakatūtū tāepa
ki ngā tūpari, kaua ko ngā waka tūroro kei raro.
Ko te taupā ora me te hauora matua kua tapahia tuatahitia i te
pūtea, me whakakorengia tērā mahi kino. Me tohaina taua
pūtea ki te mahi hauora, kaua ko te hiki utu mö te CEO.
Hiahia au ki te whakahoki i te manaaki ki te mahi Tiaki
Kaumātua. He pāpā ahau, möhio au ka tïmata te hauora i te
whānau. Tautoko au i te mahi ngātahi me te Māori.
Ko te hauora tāku pū aronga. Kore taea te tangata kotahi i ngā
mahi katoa. Engari mā tini, mā mano ka taea tātou i ngā mahi.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
To the best of my knowledge and belief, I have no conflicts of
interest with the Capital & Coast District Health Board (DHB) at
the date of my notice of consent to being nominated as a
candidate for membership of the board of the DHB, and I do
not believe that any such conflicts of interest are likely to arise
I do disclose interests, however as the President of the New
Zealand Nurses Organisation and as a Board Member of the
Newtown Union Health Service.
If elected to Capital & Coast District Health Board, I will step
down from the Board of the Newtown Union Health Service.
I do not believe that interests arising from the role of President
of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation are likely to impact
significantly on the performance of the role of member of the
board of Capital & Coast DHB.
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