Eight top health experts have been appointed to lead Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora’s first National Clinical Networks, being established to reduce variations in access to health services and deliver more consistent health outcomes for New Zealanders, the agencies announced today.
The appointment of co-leads for the Stroke, Trauma, Cardiac and Renal National Clinical Networks marks a further step towards delivering on the Interim National Health Plan, Te Pae Tata, and towards creating national clinical leadership across key services, which is critical to delivering a better, fairer health system for all people in all communities.
The National Clinical Network appointees are:
Trauma: Max Raos, Middlemore and James Moore, Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley (both Te Whatu Ora)
Cardiac: Cara Wasywich, Auckland and Lia Sinclair, Mid Central (both Te Whatu Ora)
Renal: Drew Henderson, Waikato (Te Whatu Ora) and Leanne Te Karu (Primary care)
Stroke: Alan Davis, Northland and Tracy Murphy, Hawke’s Bay (both Te Whatu Ora)