Health board elections a waste of money

Author
Mike Hosking Breakfast,
Publish Date
Tue, 26 Jun 2018, 7:41AM
Taxpayers will have to fork out millions of dollars for the elections. Photo / Alan Gibson

Health board elections a waste of money

Author
Mike Hosking Breakfast,
Publish Date
Tue, 26 Jun 2018, 7:41AM

A Waikato DHB member wants the Government to call off the elections for 209 health board bosses.

Taxpayers will have to fork out millions of dollars for the elections, which could all change when the major review of the health system comes out shortly after.

The review could see the end of elected board representatives.

Mary Anne Gill told Mike Hosking an election would be a waste of health dollars.

"Why would elect a whole lot of people to contend for 2019 when they will be out of a job four months later, that doesn't seem right to me."

LISTEN ABOVE AS MARY ANNE GILL SPEAKS TO MIKE HOSKING