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Health Advisory Committees

Under the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act, a DHB board has three statutory advisory committees which typically consist of both members of the public and board members of the DHB. These committees provide a key means for community voices to be heard.

The HAC gives advice arising from its Waitemata DHB provider-side perspective and its assessment of strategic issues relating to the provision of hospital services by or through the DHB.

HAC members

• James Le Fevre (Committee Chair)
• Sandra Coney (Deputy Committee Chair)
• Max Abbott
• Kylie Clegg
• Brian Neeson
• Morris Pita
• Allison Roe

Two external appointees to be appointed

The CPHAC gives advice on the health status and needs of the resident population, the priorities for the use of health funding, and the development of funding strategies and policies. CPHAC shares the same membership and meetings with Auckland DHB's CPHAC.

CPHAC members

Auckland DHB members
• Sharon Shea (Committee Chair)
• Judith Bassett
• Zoe Brownlie
• Lee Mathias
• Robyn Northey

Waitemata DHB members
• Warren Flaunty (Deputy Committee Chair)
• Max Abbott
• Edward Benson-Cooper
• Sandra Coney
• Matire Harwood
• Allison Roe

Two external appointees to be appointed

The DSAC advises on disability issues. The main focus for this committee is in the areas of reviewing and advising on disability issues and policy across the organisation, and advocacy on disability issues for the district. DSAC shares the same memberhsip and meetings with Auckland DHB's DSAC.

DSAC members

Auckland DHB members
• Jo Agnew (Committee Chair)
• Michelle Atkinson
• Robyn Northey

Waitemata DHB members
• Matire Harwood (Deputy Committee Chair)
• Edward Benson-Cooper
• Allison Roe

Two external appointees to be appointed

The MHGAC provides advice to the board in respect of all issues relating to Māori health and development. MHGAC shares common membership and meetings with Auckland DHB's MHGAC.

MHGAC members

Auckland DHB members
• Gwen Tepania-Palmer(Committee Chair)
• Zoe Brownlie
• Robyn Northey

Waitemata DHB members
• Morris Pita (Deputy Committee Chair)
• Max Abbott
• Matire Harwood

Five externals appointees to be appointed

This committee meets every six weeks. Meetings are not open to the general public.

• Anthony Norman (Independent Committee Chair)
• Norman Wong (Deputy Chair)
• Kylie Clegg
• Warren Flaunty
• Lester Levy
• Brian Neeson
• Morris Pita