Death Documents: Champions

The role of the Death Documents champion, how you can get involved and contact details.

Role of a champion

The Death Documents champion role is that of liaison with the Ministry project team, including assisting them to troubleshoot any issues that arise, and supporting colleagues on an ongoing basis.

Interested in becoming a champion?

If you're interested in becoming a champion, contact a Death Documents project team member: Project contacts

To find out more about how others have championed the uptake of Death Documents in their organisation, contact one of our champions in the list of contacts.

Contact details

Area Champion Role Organisation Email Phone number
Northland Michael Sullivan Coordinator, Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee

Northland DHB
Kaitaia Hospital
Bay of Islands Hospital
Dargaville Hospital
Whangarei Hospital

[email protected]

021 727 782
Auckland Ray Wells Team Leader, Bereavement Care Services Middlemore Hospital [email protected] 021 880 382
Auckland Dr Bart Nuysinck General Practitioner, Selwyn Village Medical Centre Procare Networks Ltd [email protected] 09 845 0723
AucklandAucklandAuckland Dr Deborah Waxman General Practitioner, Medical Director Waxman Medical Ltd, Auckland [email protected]@[email protected][email protected]  
Auckland Dr Mahesh Patel Clinical Director Total Healthcare Charitable Trust [email protected]  
Auckland Dr Ajay Makal Clinical Director, Professional Development, GP Liaison Comprehensive Care PHO [email protected] 09 415 1091
Auckland Anju Verma Practice Advisor Alliance Health Plus (AH+) [email protected] 021 823 149
Auckland, Waikato, Whanganui Robyn Finucane Practice Support Nurse National Hauora Coalition [email protected] 027 223 9627
Auckland Wayde Hemp Practice Management System Support Facilitator Auckland PHO Ltd [email protected] 021 599 029
Auckland Dr Allan Moffitt (with support of Business Services team) Clinical Director ProCare PHO [email protected] 027 232 9151
Auckland East Cathy Martin Practice Operation & Quality Manager East Health Trust PHO [email protected]  
Whakatane Jess Rule General Practice Liaison Eastern Bays Primary Health Alliance [email protected] 021 161 5697
Waikato Ruth Large Clinical Director
Information Services
Waikato DHB
Waikato, Thames, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti & Taumarunui Hospitals [email protected]  
Waikato Rachel Hale Nurse Practitioner Residential Eldercare Serviced [email protected] 027 451 0531
Waikato Tania Herewini Practice Relationship Manager Hauraki PHO [email protected]  
Rotorua Lisa Hughes GP Liaison, Lakes DHB Lakes DHB [email protected]  
East Coast, North Island Bobbie Cameron Manager, Primary Care Ngati Porou Hauora Charitable Trust [email protected] 021 061 9632
Taranaki Dr Greg Simmons Chief Medical Advisor   
Taranaki DHB [email protected] 06 753 6139 ext 8623
Whanganui Trish Newton  Clinical Quality and Risk Advisor   Whanganui District Health Board  [email protected] 027 496 8682
Whanganui Tai Turia Contracts Facilitator Whanganui Regional Health Network [email protected] 06 348 0109
Hawke's Bay Dr Greg Beacham Dr Greg Beacham General Practitioner Hawkes Bay [email protected] 027 473 5432
Hawke's Bay Lynda Corner General Practice Systems
Developer & Support
Health Hawke's Bay PHO - Te Oranga Hawke's Bay [email protected] 022 026 0220
Palmerston North
Lucie Elwin Network Support Coordinator THINK Hauora [email protected]
[email protected]
027 667 7828
Palmerston North
Dr Jamal Bawazier-Edgecumbe Medical Registrar (RMO), MidCentral DHB Palmerston North Hospital
Arohanui Hospice
[email protected] 027 826 3356
Hutt Valley Bronwyn White Practice Sustainability
Business Analyst
Te Awakairangi Health Network [email protected] 04 570 3208
Wellington Dr Dick Dinsdale Chair, Mortality Review Committee Capital & Coast DHB [email protected] 04 385 5999
Wellington Julie Hildreth Team Leader, Mortuary Wellington Hospital [email protected] 04 381 5900
Canterbury Kate Grundy Palliative Care Physician, Canterbury DHB Christchurch, Burwood, Hillmorton & Ashburton Hospital, Nurse Maude Hospice [email protected]  
South Canterbury Robyn Scott  Death Docs RMO Champion   Timaru Hospital [email protected]  
South Canterbury Kylie Powell Project Facilitator South Canterbury Primary & Community Services Organisation [email protected]  
Otago &
Karen Bolch Project Manager - Practice Network Team WellSouth PHO [email protected] 03 477 1163
021 196 1275
Otago &
John McArthur Investigations Coordinator Southern DHB Hospitals [email protected] 03 4709143

Find out more

  • Read about the latest updates made to the Death Documents web tool in: Roll-out updates
  • Resources to support the uptake of Death Documents are available in: Roll-out resources


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