West Coast District Health Board


The West Coast District Health Board (West Coast DHB or WCDHB) is a district health board with the focus on providing healthcare to the West Coast region of New Zealand.

West Coast District Health Board
Location of the West Coast DHB (green) in New Zealand
AbbreviationWCDHB
Formation1 January 2001; 20 years ago (2001-01-01)
FounderNew Zealand Government
Legal statusActive
PurposeDHB
ServicesHealth and disability services
Parent organization
Ministry of Health
Websitewww.wcdhb.health.nz

History


The West Coast District Health Board, like most other district health boards, came into effect on 1 January 2001 established by the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000.[1]

Geographic area


The area covered by the West Coast District Health Board is defined in Schedule 1 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 and based on territorial authority and ward boundaries as constituted as at 1 January 2001.[2] The area can be adjusted through an Order in Council.[3]

Governance


The initial board was fully appointed. Since the 2001 local elections, the board has been partially elected (seven members) and in addition, up to four members get appointed by the Minister of Health. The minister also appoints the chairperson and deputy-chair from the pool of eleven board members.[4]

Demographics


The area served by the West Coast DHB is the same as the West Coast region.[citation needed]

Hospitals


Public hospitals

Notes


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