Statement by Counties Manukau District Board

Media Release 23 October 2018 | As the result of further investigation and legal advice following the recent release of the Beattie Varley report, the Chair of Counties Manukau District Health Board, Vui Mark Gosche, today announced the Board considers it has evidence that can be reasonably assessed as indicating that fraud or other serious wrongdoing by former staff may have taken place at the DHB. 

The potential fraud or serious wrongdoing is historic but of concern, and the DHB’s Board has decided to seek full investigation of these matters by referral to the Serious Fraud Office.

CMDHB will not be making further comment on these matters to avoid prejudice to any investigation.

Issued by:   Counties Manukau Health Communications

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