HealthCare NZ’s Jaimes Wood has resigned from his role as chief executive, after two years at the helm. HealthCare NZ provides community based healthcare services under contract for District Health Boards, ACC, Ministry of Health and other Government agencies.

Wood initially joined HealthCare NZ in an Acting Chief Executive role in April 2016, and was offered a longer term role as Chief Executive to steer through a significant suite of change projects that he’d identified early in his acting tenure.

“This significant change agenda has been successfully implemented or is well underway, and we’re now reaching the home stretch on these projects. As such, Jaimes has decided that now is a good time to move on,” says a HealthCare NZ spokesperson.

“In the short-term, Jaimes will take some time out – and then intends to seek suitable roles, preferably in Health. A successor as either acting or permanent Chief Executive should be announced soon.”

Wood’s departure from the company reflects the current state of flux within the home and community support services sector.

Six months ago, HealthCare NZ purchased Geneva Healthcare, which it operates under a separate holding company, meaning both companies compete to provide services.

Green Cross Health also saw a recent change of leadership with the appointment of Alison Van Wyk as its new chief executive of its community health division.


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