The West Coast District Health Board (DHB) is one of 20 DHBs established under the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act in 2011. Each DHB is categorised as a Crown Agent under the Crown Entities Act, and is accountable to the Minister of Health for the funding and provision of public health and disability services for their resident population.
This Annual Plan has been prepared to meet the requirements of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act, Crown Entities Act, Public Finance Act, and Ministerial expectations set in 2016/17.
The Plan also contains the DHB’s Statement of Performance Expectations and Statement of Financial Expectations. These will be presented to Parliament, as part of the DHB’s Statement of Intent, and will be used at the end of the year to compare the planned and actual performance of the DHB. Audited results will be presented in the DHB’s Annual Report for 2017/18.
The West Coast DHB has made a strong commitment to ‘whole of system’ service planning. We are working in partnership with other service providers and engaging with individuals, their families and the West Coast community to design and deliver service solutions to better meet the needs of our population.