Consumer Council

“Mehemea ka moemoeā ahau
Ko au anake
Mehemea ka moemoeā e tātou, Ka taea e tātou”

“If I am to dream
I dream alone
If we all dream together
Then we will achieve”

Te Puea Herangi


Waikato DHB is setting up a new Consumer Council and is looking for people in the community who would like to part of it.

The Consumer Council will work in partnership with the DHB to provide a consumer perspective, help shape health services and make sure they meet the needs of Waikato communities. In other words, keep People at heart – Te iwi Ngakaunui, which encompasses the DHBs values.

The Consumer Council will be made up of 15 people including a Chair, and provide advice to the Board and senior management on the DHBs strategic priorities and improving aspects of DHB services.

In other DHBs Consumer Councils have helped health services change fundamentally by providing a consumer perspective, coming up with new ideas, and working in partnership with the DHB. They have also specifically:

  • Had major input into the new build of inpatient facilities
  • Helped co-design new home based treatment
  • Helped create training material for staff
  • Improved signage at a hospital

Members will be paid for meeting attendance. They will also be eligible for travel expenses to meetings.

Expressions of Interest

Thank you for your interest in Waikato District Health Board’s Consumer Council. We will update this page once the review process has been completed and decisions regarding membership have been made.

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For further information contact Wendy Entwistle or Alison Barnett – consumercouncil@waikatodhb.health.nz