News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Paul McCormack To Resign As Chair

May 29, 2014

Media Release From Dr Paul McCormack, Chair, West Coast District Health Board

I have advised the Minister of Health of my decision to resign as Chair of the West Coast District Health Board, effective Friday 13th June 2014. My final duty as chair will be to attend the West Coast DHB’s Committee meetings in Greymouth on the 12th June.

I believe that I have achieved the objectives that I was put in place to deliver. The West Coast health system has been substantially turned around over the last four years. In particular, we are now delivering more care closer to people’s homes than ever before. We are consistently improving our performance in most Health Targets set by the Government.

For the fourth year in a row, the DHB will deliver on its commitment to reduce its deficit and live within its means. Perhaps most importantly of all, after 13 external reviews of West Coast health services over the last 21 years, we have developed and are bringing to life a new and comprehensive vision for health services on the Coast, supported by new models of care and new ways of working, that are enabling us to deliver safe and sustainable health services on the West Coast.

It is in this context that we have secured the commitment of government to invest in a new Grey base hospital and Integrated Family Health Centre in Greymouth, and an IFHC in Buller. This recent announcement secures the future for locally-delivered healthcare on the Coast.

Throughout my time as Chair, I have been fortunate to have been supported by my very competent deputy chair, Mr Peter Ballantyne, the Board, the Chief Executive - David Meates, and his leadership team.

As I leave, I would also like to pay tribute to the many talented people right across the West Coast health system who are bringing to life the future of health services on the Coast. They are committed, they are talented, and they are delivering results for the people of the West Coast.

Dr McCormack said he is leaving to travel extensively overseas during the next year.

ENDS

Please note: Dr McCormack is not available for media interviews

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Pictures Of Media: Call For Photographs For Reimagining Journalism

In August this year Freerange Press is launching its next big book. This time we are gathering the best writers and thinkers in the country to look at the changing media landscape in New Zealand. To illuminate and give voice to the writing we want to include around 25 excellent photos. We want these photos to document the different aspects of how journalism is made, how it used to be, and how it is changing. More>>

Safer Internet Day: Keeping Safe Online More Important Than Ever

Tuesday 9 February marks Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is designed to create awareness about the importance of Internet safety and encourages positive use of technology - with a strong focus on young people. More>>

ALSO:

We Have The Technology: Zephyrometer Up And Moving

“The needle’s stoppers had to be repaired because of the extra impact caused by the balance not being correct. We also added an extra 300kgs counter-balance – made from zinc coated steel triangle plates. These adjustments will now stop it bending low over the road in high winds.” More>>

ALSO:

Waitangi Day: Treaty Of Waitangi - Found In Translation

To celebrate the Society of Translators and Interpreters's 30th anniversary, over 90 translators will work together to translate the English and Māori versions of the Treaty of Waitangi into 30 languages... More>>

ALSO:

Northland Development: Trust Applauds $4m Government Funding For Art Centre

Today's announcement of central government support, made by Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce, provides a key step forward in funding for Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery. More>>

ALSO:

Memorial: 85th Anniversary Of 1931 Napier Earthquake

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye will today attend the 85th anniversary afternoon tea for survivors of the 1931 Napier earthquake, to pay tribute to the heroism, kindness and generosity shown by many during this and more recent emergencies. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news