From time to time MidCentral District Health Board engages and/or consults with the public on significant projects and issues facing the district.
In 2016 MidCentral DHB developed its organisational strategy. This strategy describes what the DHB wishes to achieve and how it will go about this and was approved by the Board in September 2016. The strategy is based on the following framework which reflects the DHB’s purpose – better health outcomes, better health care for all.
Therefore, once the DHB had established its Strategy, the Board reviewed its governance structure to ensure it was well positioned to support the successful implementation of the new strategy. As part of this process, the Board determined that it required consumer advice, and agreed that a Consumer Council be established for this purpose.
To provide an independent strategic consumer perspective and commentary on all matters regarding implementation of MidCentral DHB’s Strategy. The DHB’s Strategy includes four strategic imperatives and the Consumer Council’s advice is sought on plans and initiatives to advance these. provide an independent strategic consumer perspective and commentary on all matters regarding implementation of MidCentral DHB’s Strategy. The DHB’s Strategy includes four strategic imperatives and the Consumer Council’s advice is sought on plans and initiatives to advance these.
To ensure MidCentral DHB achieves its desire to have consumers engaged with all areas of the organisation, at all levels and activities, across the district, the Council has created a Consumer Panel that includes people from across our community who are interested in supporting a consumer voice in our health system. The Council has a role to support, network and develop this panel membership to support achievement of the strategy.
The Council will also provide advice and support to assist MidCentral DHB in achieving a person and whanau-centred model of care. This is where patients are partners in their own health care and consumer engagement and participation occurs throughout the district and at all levels of the organisation, and the local health and disability sector is truly designed for, and with its community.
The Council will encourage informed debate on these matters, and will provide guidance on all issues referred to it for consideration. It will also support and foster consumer networks and a strong and active consumer voice.
The Chair is appointed for a three-year term initially, and the role would suit someone with proven leadership ability who has a passion for improving public health services in the MDHB region and reducing health inequities.
Applications close on Friday, 7 February 2020.
Public Engagement & Consultation
From time to time MidCentral District Health Board engages and/or consults with the public on significant projects and issues facing the district. This happens to gain public input into the Board’s decision making process.
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