In the last week the Annual Report of CDHB was finally released. Nearly 9 months late. https://www.cdhb.health.nz/wp-content/uploads/76fd26f0-canterbury-dhb-annual-report-2020-2021.pdf
The results were that the board achieved a $ 177m deficit. In the budget documents which were approved in the years when David Meates was CEO the budgeted deficit for this period was to be $145m. There has been a Balance Sheet adjustment of $95m for revaluation of assets to make the actual deficit look better. This is merely camouflage for the fact that this board, which turned on it’s CEO and management team, and which has undermined many of the benefits achieved by their previous executive has failed dismally to achieve the gains they said they would achieve through their reforms.
Basically, most of this board has failed in what they set out to achieve and should experience the same ignominy that they dealt to David Meates. Of the small vocal minority we say “thanks you” for not giving in to pressure which has proven to be wrong. In particular Jo Kate and Andrew Dickinson
In the NZ Herald this week it was reported: More than 200 board members around the country will be stood down without any compensation when the District Health Boards are abolished in less than four months.
Board members have not yet received any formal notification from the Ministry of Health or Health Minister – but are well aware their days are numbered.