Kathryn Sadgrove | Northland DHB

Kathryn Sadgrove


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I am married to Greg and have three children and a grandson who lives in Australia. The youngest of my children Thomas has Down syndrome.  We live just 20 minutes from the Whangarei CBD on a life style block in a unique bush setting.

I have a physical condition Rheumatoid Arthritis and my husband Greg was on Dialysis for 3 years then had a kidney transplant 20/12/16. This can make life in our household interesting at times. I have always believed it is what you can do, not what you can’t do. To keep positive and having a good sense of humour helps. I am a creative person and I enjoy gardening, painting, sculpture and fishing.

I have been involved with the local Down Syndrome Support Group for over 20 years and am one of the founding members.  I run a Youth Group for young people who have a disability. It is all about the young people just hanging out together, having fun, making friends and just enjoying each other’s company.

I have been on the Consumer Council since it was first established. With the knowledge, experience and passion that sits within this Council we can only move forward in a positive way.

Some areas of interest to me are:

Renal, Maternity, Child Health, Whanau Tahi, Emergency department, Accessibility and car parking.

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