This document is our Statement of Intent which has been prepared to meet the requirements of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act, Crown Entities Act, Public Finance Act and the expectations of the Minister of Health.
The Statement of Intent sets out our strategic goals and objectives, and describes what we aim to achieve in terms of improving the health of our population and ensuring the sustainability of our health system. It also contains our Statement of Performance Expectations for the coming year.
The Statement of Performance Expectations is presented to Parliament and is used at the end of the year to compare the planned and actual performance of the DHB. Audited results are presented in our Annual Report.
In line with the New Zealand Health Strategy, the West Coast DHB has made a strong commitment to ‘whole of system’ service planning. We work in partnership with other service providers, and engage with individuals, their families and our community, to meet the needs of our population.