West Coast District Health Board has a strategic objective – to become New Zealand’s centre of excellence in rural health services. This is reflected to some extent in almost everything the District Health Board does, from assessing population health needs to delivering front line health services.
Towards this objective, West Coast District Health Board has been systematically implementing and improving its asset management practices at the strategic and operational level as one of the mechanisms to support the District Health Board’s vision. The current capital intentions reflect the commitment to the vision and reflect an ambition to systematically improve the District Health Board’s assets and the health services that they support both in the short term and onwards over the next 20 years. The projects represented in this plan support new models of care and promote the sustainability of health services within the district in the long term.
This planning document is the Third Edition of the West Coast District Health Board Asset Management Plan (AMP). The Asset Management Plan is a representation of the District Health Board’s on-going commitment to long term expenditure planning and facilities management. It also demonstrates that capital prioritisation decisions are well informed through the asset management planning process.