PHARMAC Consultation


PHARMAC is now in a consultation period on managing fairer access to DHB hospital medical devices, and this is your opportunity to help shape the proposed approach.


Consultation is open until 28 June 2019 and everyone still has an opportunity to give feedback on the proposal. PHARMAC is keen to hear a range of viewpoints on the practical application and impact of the proposed processes.


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Director of Nursing Appointment


Lucy Adams has been appointed to the role of Whanganui DHB director of nursing following the departure of Sandy Blake last month.


Lucy comes to us with a diverse career background having commenced her nursing career in the late 1980s at Auckland DHB, specialising in neurosurgery/neurointensive care before transferring to emergency nursing.


Lucy has been an occupational health and safety advisor for both Auckland DHB and the NZ Police. Later she worked with St John as health emergency manager.



Lucy Adams commences her role as WDHB  director of nursing on Monday 13 May.