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West Coast Advisory Committee

West Coast Advisory Committee


West Coast DHB has combined its three statutory committees to reflect the whole-of-system approach to health services and allow discussions to take place from a whole of system perspective.

This Committee has the duties of all three Committees as detailed in the Health & Disability Act including hospital monitoring, and giving the Board advice on the health needs of the local population and disability support needs.


  • Elinor Stratford – Joint Chair
  • Michelle Lomax – Joint Chair
  • Chris Auchinvole
  • Lynnette Beirne
  • Jenny Black
  • Kevin Brown
  • Sarah Birchfield
  • Cheryl Brunton
  • Paula Cutbush
  • Helen Gillespie
  • Chris Lim
  • Jenny McGill
  • Chris Mackenzie
  • Joseph Mason
  • Edie Moke
  • Peter Neame
  • Nigel Ogilvie
  • Francois Tumahai

View the Advisory Committee meeting papers, including papers from former committees Hospital Advisory Committee (HAC), Community and Public Health Advisory Committee (CPHAC) and Disability Support Advisory Committee (DSAC)

Page last updated: 19 March 2019

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