Taxpayers will have to fork out millions of dollars for the elections.
The man in charge of SmartHealth, the $26 million virtual health flop, has been made redundant from Waikato District Health Board.
New Counties Manukau District Health Board chairman Vui Mark Gosche says there are a "whole lot" of things that are a priority in his new role helping to sort out Middlemore Hospital.
Surgeons have demanded an urgent "sea change" at one of the country's largest health boards and accused management of recklessness.
Senior health executives are globe-trotting to exotic destinations on taxpayer money, spending millions of dollars on travel, food, meetings and hotels in three years.