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Important announcement on Napier Mayor

Published: 10 April 2019

Last Updated: 15 April 2019

Mayor Bill Shirl

We're saddened to share the news that Mayor Bill Dalton suffered a serious stroke on Tuesday 9 April. We will provide status updates here as we receive them from Mayor Bill's family.

Monday 15 April - 4.30pm

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, with the permission of Napier Mayor Bill Dalton’s family, is very pleased to advise that Mr Dalton’s medical condition has further improved and his status is now stable.

“It’s still early days, but we are very pleased Bill is now in a stable condition in hospital,” said Mr Dalton’s wife Shirley.

Mrs Dalton said the family wanted to take this opportunity to thank all medical professionals involved in Bill’s care.

“It’s still early days, but we are very pleased Bill is now in a stable condition in hospital,” said Mr Dalton’s wife Shirley.

“We would particularly like to thank all emergency service staff involved for their swift response last Tuesday when Bill suffered a stroke, to the wonderful care he has been receiving in Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

“We are fortunate he is in such good hands.”

Mrs Dalton said the family continues to be heartened by the many messages of love and support. 

The family have again asked for privacy at this time and will not be providing any further updates.

Friday 12 April - 11.00am

Some hopeful news on Friday morning. Hawke's Bay Hospital issued another a second statement to advise that Mayor Bill's condition has improved from 'critical' to 'serious but stable'.

Thursday 11 April - 9.00am

NCC's heartfelt thoughts with its Mayor

Our thoughts and love are with our Mayor, his wife Shirley, the Dalton family and his many friends. Kia Kaha, Mayor Bill!

We will provide an update as soon as we have more information. In the meantime, Deputy Mayor Faye White has assumed the role of Acting Mayor.

 Wednesday 10 April - 11am

Dalton Family Statement 

“Our husband and father, Mayor Bill Dalton, suffered a stroke yesterday and is in a critical condition in Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

“We are with him and we expect his condition to become clearer over the coming days.

“We would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and support at this very difficult time. However, we ask for privacy and do not wish to make any further comment at this time.”

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