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Get involved

Te Whatu Ora Waikato engages with its communities in a range of ways, including:

open board and committee meetings with published agendas
advisory groups including the Consumer Council and Kaumatua Kaunihera
Community Health Forums that advise and support Te Whatu Ora Waikato on local health issues
public consultation for specific proposals or projects
actively seeking feedback so we can improve our services 
sharing news, events, opportunities with the community via our Newsroom website, socia…

Is my doctor on SmartHealth?

We are working to sign up Waikato Hospital specialists and different services will be coming on board progressively. We are talking to GPs about opportunities this service can offer their patients too. Usual charges will apply for people receiving services from general practices through SmartHealth.

Commissioner and committees

On 7 May 2019 the Minister of Health announced the replacement of the Waikato District Health Board members (both elected and appointed) with a commissioner. Read the background to this announcement. The intent is to return to an elected board in 2022.

Details of committees and meeting dates will change following the appointment of the Commissioner. This page will be updated accordingly.

Dame Karen Poutasi

Deputy commissioners
Chad Paraone
Emeritus Professor Margaret Wilson