The Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) process of data collection relies on information from the district health board (DHB) of each deceased child or youth. To gather this information, the CYMRC has established a local child and youth mortality review group in every DHB.

Funding for local review groups comes via direct contracts between the Health Quality & Safety Commission and the DHBs. The local review groups are now focusing on ongoing support, training, guidance and monitoring.

Local Child and Youth Mortality Review Groups
District Health Board Chair Coordinator

Auckland

Dr Alison Leversha

Sue Peacock

Bay of Plenty

Dr Christopher Moyes

Raewyn Lucas 

Canterbury

Dr Clare Doocey

Zeba Alam

Capital and Coast

Dr Nikki Blair

Briar Coleman 

Counties Manukau

Christine McIntosh and Philippa Anderson

Mary Dear

Hawke’s Bay

Dr Philip Moore

Liz Read

Janine Rose

Hutt Valley

TBC

Lynn O’Toole

Annie Vekony

Lakes

Dr Brendan Ward

Dr Candy Cookson Cox

MidCentral

Dr Jeff Brown

Terry Sarten

Nelson Marlborough

Dr Nick Baker

(Position vacant)

Northland

Dr Clair Mills

Dr Roger Tuck (acting)

Michael Sullivan

South Canterbury

Dr Mick Goodwin

Jenny Ryan

Southern – Otago

Prof Barry Taylor

Stephen Gill 

Southern – Southland

Prof Barry Taylor

Sharon Ayto 

Tairawhiti

Dr Mary Stonehouse

Lynne Chaffey 

Taranaki

Dr John Doran

Jason Burns

Waikato

Dr Felicity Dumble

Saskia Schuitemaker

Wairarapa

Dr Andreas Leinfellner

Jo Christie

Waitemata

Dr Sharon Wong

Dr Rebecca Somerville (acting)

 

West Coast

Dr John Garrett

Sandra Gibbens

Whanganui

Dr David Montgomery

Terry Sarten

Last updated 06/12/2017