The West Coast District Health Board (DHB) is one of 20
DHBs established under the New Zealand Public Health
and Disability Act in 2001. 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 populations.
This document is the DHB’s Annual Plan which has
been prepared under 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, and System Level
Measures Improvement Plan, the Annual Plan describes
our strategic and operational goals in terms of
improving the health of our population and ensuring
the sustainability of our health system. It also highlights
the actions we will take to deliver on national priorities
and expectations in the coming year and presents our
financial forecasts and our Statement of Performance
Expectations for 2021/22.
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 the DHB’s Annual Reports,
published annually on our website.