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Hutt Valley DHB Consumer Council

Prabha Ravi (Chairwoman)
Anne Blackledge
Saty Candasamy
Heather Cotter
Paul Gruschow
Chris Harrington
Wendy Hill
Michelle McIntyre
Deborah Peters
Toshy Rapana
Patria Tamaka
Kamal Chandra

The Hutt Valley District Health Board created its first Consumer Council in 2019. It is a group of people with diverse experiences, backgrounds and knowledge to give advice to our Board and leadership team. This council’s is to make sure our patients, whānau and communities have a strong voice in planning, designing, and delivering great services across the Hutt Valley.

The council is comprised of people who:

  • are passionate about improving our health services to be focused on the needs of patients and whānau;

  • have experience of Hutt Valley health services;

  • can voice what’s important to them when using health services;

  • can bring their experience as part of a wider group, such as an ethnic or cultural group or a health support group.

Consumer Council: Draft Terms of Reference - click here

Contact the council by emailing