Press Release – David Choat
There are 23 candidates seeking election to the Capital and Coast District Health Board.
“The public has a choice between candidates who will advocate for increased funding and better services in response to the destructive cuts imposed by Government, and those who refuse to confront the impact of funding cuts,” says current board member and Labour candidate David Choat.
“If re-elected, I wil continue to advocate that the Capital and Coast DHB must send a strong message to the Government: without funding increases, more important health services wil be lost.
“All the warning signs are present, we have gone through three Chief Executives in only seven years, important services like Newtown Union Health Service have been cut back, and access to your local doctor is the worst in New Zealand when compared with other large DHBs.”
Choat said the long list of candidates, with some relatively well-known names, was an indication of rising awareness about the importance of strong DHB governance generally, and particularly in this District with the challenges it faces.