It’s a tough call taking up reins of DHB membership – Southern chair

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It’s a tough call taking up reins of DHB membership – Southern chair

Dave Cull, chair of Southern DHB
Southern DHB’s new chair Dave Cull says it can be tough for board members to be elected by the community and then find themselves required to meet the Minister of Health’s expectations
“You can be elected for all sorts of reasons and not all of them to do about your ability” The first chair of Southern DHB in four and a half yea

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How  many   DHB chairs, CEOs and  Chief Medical  Officers  meet  regularly     ( 2-3 x a year )  with  their  GPs?  If not  , why  not ?  Last  year   locally  we  got  a new  Chief Medical  Officer  from  somewhere and there  have also  been  new  board members  elected and  appointed  by  the  Minister and  there  has  been  no  meet and  greet or  invitation   to   an   evening  get together or  anything . Is this  pretty   much  the   universal  experience of  GPs with  their  DHBs ? If there  are  better   liaisons  and   exchanges of information  and  get togethers  in some  boards  than  others   why  cant  they  be  made  mandatory across  all  boards ?