This document is the DHB’s Annual Plan 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.
Linking with our Statement of Intent, the Annual Plan describes our strategic goals and objectives 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 2020/21 and the actions we will take to deliver on national priorities and expectations in the coming year.
The Statement of Performance Expectations is presented to Parliament and used at the end of the year to compare planned and actual performance. Audited results are presented in our Annual Report.
The West Coast DHB has made a strong commitment to ‘whole of system’ service planning. We work collaboratively and in partnership with other service providers, agencies and community organisations to meet the needs of our population and support several clinically-led Alliances as key vehicles for implementing system improvement and change.
We share a joint vision for the future of our health system with our alliance partners and agree to work together to improve health outcomes for our shared population. This includes our local Alliance with the West Coast PHO, the South Island Regional Alliance with our four partner South Island DHBs and our transalpine partnership with the Canterbury DHB.
We recognise our role in actively addressing disparities in health outcomes for Māori and we are committed to making a difference. We work closely with Tatau Pounamu and our Kaupapa Māori provider (Poutini Waiora) in a spirit of communication and co-design that encompasses the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and seeks to address equity for Māori.
In signing this document, we are satisfied that it fairly represents our joint intentions and activity and is in line with Government expectations for 2020/21.