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We invite you to take our brief six-question health survey. If you complete the survey by April 10, we will include your views in our report to the April meeting of the Hawke's Bay DHB Governance Board. Thanks!

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* 1. What local health issues concern you the most? Use this scale, where "1" is "Least worried" and "4" is "Most worried"

  1-Least worried 2 3 4-Most worried
Quality of care provided in the HB Hospital
Impact of environmental factors - use of pesticides & herbicides, air & water pollution - on your health
Availability of health services & clinics locally around the region
Costs of fees and co-payments you might need to pay
Responsiveness of "the system" to senior citizen health concerns
Need to travel outside the region for some treatments
Waiting times for elective surgeries
Quality of care outside the hospital - e.g. by primary care physicians
Adequacy of public funding for health care
Need to re-build or modernize HB Hospital
Responsiveness of "the system" to Maori health concerns

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* 2. How important is it to have an elected Governance Board overseeing hospital care and public health in our region?

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* 3. If you or a family member received treatment in the HB Hospital in the past 12 months, how would you rate that care?

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* 4. How important is it for our DHB leadership to speak out and lobby other local authorities on public health issues like safe drinking water, clean air, alcohol abuse, sound nutrition, exposure to contaminants?

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* 5. If you could take one action to improve the quality of health care in Hawke's Bay, what would it be?

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* 6. What other health issues concern you?

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* 7. If you would be interested in receiving further information about Hawke's Bay issues from BayBuzz, please give us your contact details. Email addresses will NOT be furnished to 3rd parties under any circumstances.

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