The community and public health committee will have more
prominence in the next Southern District Health Board term,
board members heard at this month's meeting in Oamaru.
In early 2011, its meeting frequency was cut back to once
every couple of months rather than monthly, to the chagrin of
board and committee member Kaye Crowther.
Chairman Joe Butterfield told this month's meeting the
committee would have more prominence in the next board term,
but the detail was yet to be worked out.
Strategy, integration, and planning director Dr Sharon
Kletchko said the committee was just as important as the
board's hospital advisory committee and she had tried to get
that message across to the organisation.
The committee is held jointly with the disability support