Waitaki District Health Services


From 28/09/20 until further notice: Under Covid Level 1 hospital visiting is as follows:
• Visiting hours: 2.00pm – 4.00pm and 6.00pm – 7.00pm
• Two visitors per patient. This also ensures our vulnerable patients are getting the appropriate amount of rest. If you feel unwell, please avoid the main reception area and go directly to the Emergency Department entrance beside our Ambulance Bay (24/7) – please wear a mask, and apply hand sanitiser.

Paul Allison

Paul Allison

Paul has wide spread governance and business experience having served on boards within the health, retail, education, energy, sport and community funding sectors.  He also has over 20 years’ leadership experience as Chief Executive of sector leading organisations.  

He is currently chairman of Infinite Energy Limited, the Otago Rugby Union’s board appointment panel and is a director of Otago Polytechnic, University Book Shop (Otago) and Central Otago Health Services Limited.

His previous governance roles include Sport New Zealand, Winter Games NZ as well as being a Life Trustee of the Halberg Foundation.  

Paul has a strong background in communications and the media – having worked for TVNZ and NZME for several years – and is a member of The Lion Foundation South Island grants committee.

In 2015, became a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Mr. Allison was appointed to the Board of Waitaki District Health Services Limited in 2018 and is currently Chair of the Waitaki District Health Services Trust.

'The health sector is very challenging. It is vital that the provision of health care services in the region meets the needs of the Waitaki community' he said.

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