Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Local bodies: DHBs

In my post on local body elections, I mentioned that a lack of information on attitudes to contracting out meant that I wasn't sure who to vote for for the District Health Board. Fortunaely, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation has come to the rescue, with a candidate survey asking for candidates' views on staffing levels and safety, employment matters, contracting out, and governance. You can read the results, organised by DHB, here.

My DHB is MidCentral Health, and looking at the answers [PDF], it seems that the candidates most in line with my views are Lindsay Burnell, Graeme Campbell, Diane Anderson, Judy Blakey, Barbara Robson, Nicolas Steenhout, and maybe Pat Kelly (though he's also a city councillor, and I'm not sure I'd want someone wearing both hats). Now all I have to do is put them in order...