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Local advisory committees

Under the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act, a DHB has three statutory advisory committees; Community and Public Health Advisory Committee, Hospital Advisory Committee and Disability Support Advisory Committee, which typically consist of both appointed members and elected board members of the DHB. These committees provide a key means for community voices to be heard. The advisory committees bring recommendations to the board for consideration and final approval or rejection.

COMMITTEE MEETING DATES FOR 2021()

Community and Public Health Advisory Committee

Advises on the mix and range of services that will best meet the health needs and improvements of the resident population, the priorities for the use of health funding, and the development of funding strategies and policies, providing a focus on population, equity and commissioning for health gain.

This committee meets four times a year.

Community and Public Health Advisory Committee

Member

Michelle Atkinson

Member

Fiona Lai

Member

Bernie O’Donnell

Member

Teuila Percival

External appointees may be required to complement the skills and experience of Board Members.

 

Hospital Advisory Committee - Provider Equity

Advises on and has a focus on provider equity, quality and performance of the full Provider Arm.

It will meet eight times per year.

Hospital Advisory Committee – Provider Equity Committee

Chair

Tama Davis

Deputy Chair

Jo Agnew

Member

Doug Armstrong

Member

Michelle Atkinson

Member

Zoe Brownlie

Member

Peter Davis

Member

Fiona Lai

Member

Bernie O’Donnell

Member

Michael Quirke

External Member

Heather Came

The Māori Health Gain Advisory Committee 

Advises on all issues relating to Māori health and development. This committee shares common membership and meetings with Waitemata DHB's Maori Health Gain Advisory Committee.

Committee members to be confirmed.

Five external appointees may be appointed.

The Finance, Risk and Assurance Committee

This committee has a focus on four key areas of risk, capital, financial balance and efficiency and is supported by advisory committees in the areas of capital, and efficiency. It meets eight times per year.

Finance, Risk and Assurance Committee

Chair

Dame Paula Rebstock

Deputy Chair

Norman Wong

Member

Jo Agnew

Member

Doug Armstrong

Member

Michelle Atkinson

Member

Tama Davis

Member

Fiona Lai

Member

Michael Quirke

Member

Pat Snedden

Member

Ian Ward

 

Auckland Metropolitan Advisory Committees

Metropolitan Disability Support Advisory Committee

Advises on disability support needs and how these can best be managed within the Auckland DHB district, as well as advocating on disability issues for the district and any factors it believes may adversely affect the overall health status of people with disabilities. That advice must ensure that all service interventions funded and provided maximise the overall health gain such as the independence in society of people with disabilities.  This metropolitan advisory committee meets three times per year.

The Disability Support Advisory Committee (DiSAC) is a metropolitan committee sharing membership with Waitemata and Counties Manukau DHBs.

Committee members:

Metropolitan Disability Support Advisory Committee

Member

Jo Agnew

Member

Tama Davis

Member

Michelle Atkinson

Appointed members as may be required to complement the skills and experience of Board Members.

Metropolitan Community and Public Health Advisory Committee [CPHAC]

This advisory committee, currently a joint committee with Waitemata DHB but potentially including Counties Manukau DHB, has a focus on high-level equity and issues of commissioning and public health of joint interest. This advisory committee meets two times per year.

Metropolitan Community and Public Health Advisory Committee

Member

Michelle Atkinson

Member

Fiona Lai

Member

Bernie O’Donnell