Hawke's Bay Clinical Council

The Hawke's Bay Clinical Council is designed to provide clinical advice to the board of Hawke's Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) so it can better align its clinical services with the needs of the community.

It also provides oversight to clinical quality and patient safety.

The council consists of members from general practice, allied health, nursing, midwifery, hospital clinical directors and public health. Dr Robin Whyman (Chair) and Brendan Duck (Deputy Chair) co-chair the meetings held on the first Wednesday of every second month. 

All meetings are held at Te Waiora Room, Hawke's Bay District Health Board Corporate Office, 2nd floor, Cnr Omahu Road and McLeod Street, Hastings unless otherwise notified (and Zoom meetings are utilised during Covid). Meetings are open and members of the public are welcome to attend.

The council reports directly to the CEO of HBDHB and provides bimonthly reports to the board focused on the health sector in Hawke's Bay. 

Hawke's Bay Clinical Council members

Dr Robin Whyman (Chair)

Brendan Duck (Deputy Chair)

Dr Andy Phillips

Dr Nicholas Jones

Dr Mike Park

Dr Russell Wills

Peta Rowden

Dr Jessica Keepa

JB Heperi-Smith

Dr Umang Patel

Dr Kevin Choy

Karyn Bousfield

Catherine Overfield

Ani Tomoana

Sarah Shanahan