Hawke's Bay Clinical Council

The Hawke's Bay Clinical Council, was the first of its kind in New Zealand when set up in 2010 and is designed to provide clinical advice to Hawke's Bay DHB’s board so it can better align its clinical services with the needs of the community and provide oversight to clinical quality and patient safety.

The council has members from general practice, allied health, nursing, midwifery, hospital clinical directors and public health.  Chief medical officer primary care, Dr Mark Peterson and Chief Nursing Officer, Chris McKenna co-chair the monthly meetings held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except January).  HB Clinical Council report  directly to the CEO of the HBDHB and provide monthly reports to the HBDHB Board which are are focused on the health sector in Hawke's Bay.  Meetings are open to the public unless otherwise stipulated on the agenda.

Hawke's Bay Clinical Council members are:

Chris McKenna  (Co-Chair), Dr Mark Peterson (Co-Chair), Dr John Gommans, David Warrington, Maurice King, Dr Nick Jones, Dr Kiri Bird, Julie Arthur, Dr Tae Richardson, Dr Andy Phillips, Dr David Rodgers, Debs Higgins, Anne McLeod, Dr Robin Whyman, Dr Russell Wills and Lee-Ora Lusis

Council are supported by: Graeme Norton, HB Health Consumer Council Chairperson; Kate Coley, Executive Director People & Quality; Tracy Fricker Council Administrator; Ken Foote and Brenda Crene, Company Secretary's Office

All meetings are held at Te Waiora Room, Hawke's Bay District Health Board Corporate Office, 2nd floor, GJ Gardner Building, Cnr Omahu Road and McLeod Street, Hastings unless otherwise notified. Meetings are open and members of the public are very welcome to attend.

Meeting dates for 2017

Agendas and Papers

Clinical Council Meetings 2017
Clinical Council Meetings 2016