The fourth meeting of Waikato DHB’s Consumer Council took place on 7 June 2018. A range of issues were discussed including:
- Meeting with a representative from the Aere Tai collective. Aere Tai is a Midlands Pasifika collective tripartite relationship between K’aute Pasifika, Pacific Island Community Tauranga Trust, and South Waikato Pacific Islands Community Services Inc. Discussion of key issues affecting the community included transport, barriers, and the importance of accessible, welcoming services. Agreement made to meet quarterly to support shared objectives.
- A discussion with Strategy and Funding about how the Consumer Council can support the Health Systems Plan. This is an action plan to support the delivery of the Waikato DHB’s vision – Healthy People. Excellent Care.
- The Consumer Council’s draft priority plan was discussed and the three roopu (disability, Māori and rural) fed back to the group with ideas of how to translate the ideas into action. Agreement was made to set up a wānanga to finalise the priority plan, and cement priorities.