Hospital boss receives Public Service Medal


Te Whatu Ora Lakes Group Director Operations, Alan Wilson awarded Public Service Medal

Te Whatu Ora Lakes Group Director Operations, Alan Wilson was one of 24 recipients to receive Te Tohu Ratonga Tūmatanui o Aotearoa | The New Zealand Public Service Medal for meritorious public service this week.

Through a nomination process, these awards recognise public servants who exemplify the spirit of service and are making a real difference through their everyday work.

Alan was presented with the award medal at Government House by Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro.

His citation stated:

“Throughout his career he has been at the heart of creating robust operating systems, managing clinical quality and community engagement.

"Alan is committed to elevating the needs of Māori and Pacific communities and has played a key role in building a positive organisational culture.

"Those fortunate to work alongside Alan are inspired by his drive, generosity, and his utmost focus on improving the future of healthcare for all.”

Alan was one of five health workers to receive the award.

The New Zealand Public Service Medal is awarded to public servants who demonstrate exceptional commitment, are an exemplary model for others, and bring significant benefit to New Zealand or the Public Service.

The medal was established by Royal Warrant in 2018 and is part of the New Zealand Royal Honours system. 

The medals are awarded each year on, or as near as possible to, Public Service Day, November 7. 

Alan Wilson (centre) with Governor General Dame Cindy Kiro (left) and Public Service Commissioner Peter Hughes (right)