Tuesday 14 June 2016Media release2 minutes to read
The Consumer Council was established in 2014 as a way for consumers to have a strong voice in planning, designing and delivering services on the West Coast.
The Consumer Council is invited to participate in, and comment on, many of the West Coast DHB initiatives to enhance a patient's experience.
The council is made up of a range of people, with diverse backgrounds and areas of interest. Their brief includes:
The Consumer Council meets approximately two-monthly in Greymouth, generally for around two hours. Council members are appointed for two years, and need to have a general understanding of West Coast health issues. A young person with an interest in health issues would be particularly welcome, Chair Barbara Holland says.
“Consumer Council members are now routinely asked to participate in working groups. That way we can ensure real feedback for DHB planners and other staff in terms of what is working well, as well as what could do with improvements, from a patient point of view,” she says.
Expressions of interest should be sent to
Consumer Council Admin Support, Julie Bell
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