Our elected members for the Auckland Hospital Health Board for the 2010-2013 term are Jo Agnew and Robyn Northey. They will be working to build on the achievements of Jo, Ian Scott and Bob Tizard as Board members from 2007-2010.
Jo Agnew, 849 6747
Elected to the Auckland District Health Board 3 years ago, I have become deeply involved in the Disability and Older Peoples Health Sector.
I am a Registered Nurse and worked as a nurse and in various roles in the Health Sector over the last 25 years. Currently I am working as a Lecturer for Undergraduate nursing students at the University of Auckland. I maintain my clinical practice working at Auckland Hospital on a casual basis.
It is crucial to maintain a Public Health Service with a high standard of delivery for the people of Auckland and clearly the Board has an important role to play. It is essential that nurses are on the Board to provide better representation and advocate for patients. I am a strong campaigner for nurses and for all members of our community. Please vote 1,2,3,4,for me and the CITY VISION HEALTH team.
Robyn Northey, MA(Hons), 634 1494
I have worked all my adult life in front line health services as a Chief Executive, General Manager of Age Care and Disability Services, Health Social Worker and School Dental Nurse.
My work with health-related charities includes serving on the Board of Age Concern, the Hope Foundation and the Alcoholic Liquor Advisory Committee (ALAC). As a member of the Regional Health and Disability Ethics Committee I have been able to put my skills to good use in the interests of best practice in research.
I am a graduate of Auckland University and a great believer in the life-long learning experience.
If Aucklanders – young or old – get sick or have a disability, they should be able to receive effective treatment and support when and where they need it. I will work for improved services for all. Vote 1, 2, 3, 4 for me and the CITY VISION HEALTH team.
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