I have three children, six grandchildren, am Southland born, living in Invercargill.
My life experiences are shaped by physical disability resulting in long relationships with medical services.
I have personal interest and experience of advocacy and teaching; self advocacy, human rights, motivation, fostering partnerships to enable an inclusive society.
I completed two terms on the Southland District Health Board serving on the Disability Services Advisory Committee and the Hospital Advisory Committee. I am secretary for Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) Southland, on National Executive of DPA (NZ), chair to DPA Women’s Caucus, president of Workbridge (NZ).
I bring to the Board, skills and knowledge from a community perspective, identifying with all people, especially people with disability.
I will endeavour to ensure the Southern District Health Board provide inclusive and accessible services across Southland and Otago, achieving best possible practice for all.
Top 5 Issues
- That Government’s strategic direction: Better, Sooner, More Convenient Services directive to improve productivity and value for money does not come at cost to small communities of health services across the provinces.
- That all services are provided by identified need and not by percieved right.
- That the population based funding formula is reviewed taking into account the rurality ajuster and what being rural truly means.
- That access to services in the Wakatipu area are as equitable and timely as services across Southland and Otago.
- That the Southern Primary Healthcare Organisation (PHO) delivers services that are reflective of both the Primary Health Care and NZ Disability Strategies.
Accessible 24/7 and affordable health care for all.
Conflicts of Interest
I believe that the following hold no risk to the Southern District Health.
1. I am an elected member of the National Executive Committee, Disabled Person's Assembly (DPA)
2. I am secretary for DPA Southland
3. I am DPA Representative to the Workbridge Council
4. I am president of Workbridge
5. I am Southland District Advisor for the Personal Advocacy Trust
Authorised by Dorothy Anne Wilson (Dot) of 5 Lowe Street, Invercargill
Questions answered by Dot Wilson
Dot Wilson's Reply
I believe that services to our elderly are delivered out of need and not of a percieved right.
The elderly as do all people have the right to ask to be assessed for support to enable their daily living and independence.
I do not support that it is the DHBs role to provide social interaction and chit chat. This should come through family, friends and neighbours.
I did not support the method of reviewing the community support for the elderly.check out other candidate's answers
I voted against the merger because I do not agree with the unequal representation of having 3 elected members from Southland and 4 from Otago. As Southland has the greatest geographical spread that I believe is the counterbalence to the Otago having the greater population.
To date it gives us certainty of locum cover without huge costs, equal access to service provision across the region, regional planning enabling better utilisation of scarce resources.check out other candidate's answers
Results - Final
- Neville Cook
- Paul Menzies
- Kaye Crowther
- Dot Wilson
- Greg Garratt
- Fiona McArthur
- Carl Heenan
- Nicola Vryenhoek
- Alison Wilden
- Laurel Turnbull
- Alison Morris