Peter Glensor was an elected member of the Hutt Valley DHB for 12 years. He was chair of the Hutt Valley DHB, ALAC and DHBNZ, and was deputy chair of Capital and Coast DHB. He also helped found and lead a network of community-based health services across New Zealand.
District Health Boards were set up to do a lot more than direct funding and monitor wait times. It's time we got back to DHBs' original aspirations – for the good of New Zealand's health, writes former DHB chair Peter Glensor.