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.
|Formation||1 January 2001|
|Founder||New Zealand Government|
|Services||Health and disability services|
|Ministry of Health|
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. The area can be adjusted through an Order in Council.
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.
- Grey Base Hospital (Greymouth, Grey District has 120 beds and provides maternity, surgical, dementia care, medical, geriatric, mental health and children's health services. ) in
- Buller Health (Westport, Buller District has eight beds and provides maternity and medical services. ) in
- Rudman, Brian (13 February 2012). "Brian Rudman: Three health boards must marry and economise". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
- Public Health and Disability Act 2000, Schedule 1.
- Public Health and Disability Act 2000, Section 19.
- "District health boards". Ministry of Health. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
- "Grey Base Hospital - Ministry of Health Profile". health.govt.nz. Ministry of Health.
- "Buller Health - Ministry of Health Profile". health.govt.nz. Ministry of Health.
- New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000, Parliamentary Counsel Office, 2000, retrieved 3 May 2020