Clinical Governance
Current members of the clinical board are:

  • Kim Fry, Chair
  • Dr Frank Rawlinson, Chief Medical Officer
  • Dr John Rivers, Geriatrician
  • Sandy Blake, Director of Nursing
  • Rowena Kui, Director of Maori Health
  • Lucy Dunlop, Manager Patient Safety
  • Dr Leona Dann, Regional Midwifery Director
  • Wendy Stanbrook-Mason, Nurse Manager
  • Amanda van Elswijk, Clinical Nurse Manager
  • Megan Geertson, Pharmacy Manager
  • Dr John McMenamin, Board member Whanganui Regional Health Network
  • Dr Gillian White, Consumer representative
  • Carla Donson, Consumer representative

The clinical board is supported by WDHB clinical board secretary Anita Roberts.

Our clinical governance structure is designed to enable the clinical board to maintain a strategic focus, work across all the DHB functions, not just the hospital, and to ensure all clinical governance activities are well co-ordinated and connected. Vital to the clinical governance arrangements are the service or topic-specific committees. It is in these committees and groups that the real work on continuing to improve patient safety and the quality of our services needs to take place.