Kia ora,

My name is Grant Brookes. I'm standing for election to Capital & Coast District Health Board.

The most trusted profession have put their trust in me, electing me President of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation. Now I'm asking you to put me at the top of your list of DHB candidates this October.

I am committed to:

  • Fences at the top of the cliff, not ambulances below
  • Reversing the decline in our health funding
  • Money for health improvement, not CEO pay rises
  • Putting the "care" back into Aged Care
  • Whānau Ora – family well-being for all

  • Having stood for the Board in 2013 and narrowly missed out, I now aim to become part of a fresh, like-minded team with the energy to meet today's health challenges.

    You can find out more About me and My priorities by clicking on the links, or by contacting me on 021 053 2973, or emailing grant_brookes at paradise dot net dot nz.

    My video for PSA members at Wellington Hospital

    The Public Service Association hosted a "meet the candidates" meeting at Wellington Hospital on 6 September. It was a chance to speak to some of the 1,200 PSA members who work at Capital & Coast DHB.

    These are your skilled allied health professionals – physiotherapists, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists. They're the admin staff who make your appointments. They are the people delivering high quality health services to people from Wellington to Kāpiti.

    And I know they're are doing more for less, giving up their weekends and free time to get the job done. That's why I support their campaign, Stand Together for health.

    I was unable to get to the meeting in person, so I sent this two-minute video to them instead. You can watch it, too.