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Advisory (Statutory) Committees
 
- Community and Public Health Advisory Committee
- Disability Support Advisory Committee
- Hospital Advisory Committee
 
MidCentral DHB’s three advisory committees operate collectively as the:
 

Health and Disability Services Advisory Committee

 
This committee meets regularly, providing advice to the Board on the health and disability needs of the community, including primary and secondary health (hospital) care.  The Committee leads the development of strategies and plan that will enable better health outcomes for all.
 
Committee meetings are open to the public with the committee reserving the right to “go into committee” on particular agenda items.
 
Note:  For the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2018, the Hospital Advisory Committee operated as the “Quality & Excellence Advisory Committee”, and the Community and Public Health Advisory Committee together with the Disability Support Advisory Committee, operated as the “Healthy Communities Advisory Committee”.

Membership
 
Chairperson
Karen Naylor
 
Board Representatives
Diane Anderson
Adrian Broad
Barbara Cameron
Ann Chapman
Brendan Duffy
Michael Feyen
Nadarajah Manoharan
Dot McKinnon
Oriana Paewai
Barbara Robson
 
Independent Members
Vicki Beagley
Anne Kolbe
Vacancy

 

Terms of Reference

​1. ​Committee of the Board
​The Health & Disability Services Advisory Committee is a committee of the Board, established in accordance with Sections 34, 35 and 36 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (the Act). These Terms of Reference are supplementary to the provisions of the Act and Schedule 4 of the Act.
​2. Functions of the Health and Disability Services Advisory Committee
​i To provide advice to the Board on:
• the needs, including the disability support needs, of the resident population of the DHB and any factors that the committee believes may adversely affect the health status of the resident population of the district health board.
• priorities for use of the health funding provided and the use of disability support funding provided,  across the continuum of care
​ii ​To lead the development of strategies and plans (including regional and sub-regional planning) that will enable better health outcomes and better health care for all, and advance MidCentral DHB’s vision and strategic framework.
​iii ​To ensure MidCentral DHB’s strategies and plans are focussed on achieving equity of outcomes across communities, and are in line with identified needs.
​iv ​To ensure that the following maximise the overall health gain for the population the committee serves:
• all service interventions the district health board has provided or funded or could provide or fund for the care of that population
• all policies the district health board has adopted or could adopt for the care of that population.
​v To ensure that the following promote the inclusion and participation in society, and maximise the independence of people with disabilities within the district health board's resident population:
• the kinds of disability support services the district health board has provided or funded or could provide or fund for those people
• all policies the district health board has adopted or could adopt for those people.
​vi ​Such advice may not be inconsistent with the New Zealand Health Strategy or the New Zealand Disability Strategy.
​vii ​To ensure consumers and/or carers are supported by health service providers to actively participate in the improvement of the patient experience and patient health outcomes.
​viii ​To ensure there are integrated systems of governance to maintain and improve the reliability and quality of patient care, as well as improve patient outcomes.
​ix ​To promote and encourage people and whanau to manage their own health and wellbeing, including promoting and encouraging health literacy.
​x To support and foster whole of system change for the planning, funding and delivery of health and disability services to provide better access and quality of care for the resident population of the district.
​xi ​To support partnership with the social sector and all parts of the health and disability continuum of care, and to foster inter-sectoral, sub-regional, regional and national planning.
​xii ​To monitor the financial and operational performance of the clusters and hospitals (and related services) of the district health board.
xiii ​To assess strategic issues relating to the provision of cluster and hospital services by or through the district health board.
​xiv ​To give the Board advice and recommendations on that monitoring and that assessment as noted in xii and xiii above.
​3. Delegated Authority
The Health & Disability Services Advisory Committee shall not have any powers except as specifically delegated by the Board from time to time. 
​The following authorities are delegated to the Health & Disability Services Advisory Committee:
​a ​To require the Chief Executive and/or delegated staff to attend its meetings, provide advice, provide information and prepare reports upon request.
​b ​To interface with any other committee(s) that may be formed from time to time.
​c ​To approve initiatives and priorities within DHB-approved enterprise-wide plans and strategies.
​d ​To approve Cluster health & service plans.
​e ​To approve locality plans.
​f ​To endorse mitigations proposed by management to address areas where performance is not in line with agreed plans.
​g ​To approve non-material changes to existing policies.
​4. Membership and Procedure
Membership of the Health & Disability Services Advisory Committee shall be as directed by the Board from time to time.  All matters of procedures are provided in Schedule 4 of the Act, together with the Board and Committee Standing Orders.
​5. Meetings
The Health & Disability Services Advisory Committee shall hold meetings as frequently as it considers necessary or upon the instruction of the Board.  It is anticipated that eight meetings will be held annually.

  

 

 

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