The Board's governance role entails strategic oversight of the management of WCDHB to ensure it delivers on its fundamental objective of working within allocated resources to improve, promote and protect the health of a defined population, and to promote the independence of people who experience a disability, within a defined population.
The Board is responsible to the Minister of Health for the overall performance and management of the DHB. The Board's core responsibility is to set strategic direction and policy that is consistent with Government objectives, improves health outcomes and ensures sustainable service provision. The Board also ensures compliance with legal and accountability requirements, and maintains relationships with the Minister of Health, Parliament and the Canterbury community.
While responsibility for overall performance rests with the Board, operational and management matters have been delegated to the Chief Executive, who is supported by an Executive Team.
The next West Coast DHB elections will be in 2019, held in conjunction with local authority elections.
See also: Board and Committees
Page last updated: 19 March 2019
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