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10 March, 2006

Bruce Bay Board meeting

The West Coast District Health Board is looking forward to holding its April meeting at the Te Tauraka Waka a Maui Marae in Bruce Bay, South Westland.

The DHB has identified five priority population groups in its District Strategic Plan they are children, youth, older people, those with a long-term mental illness and Maori.

These groups were identified after public consultation and after speaking healthcare providers in this region.

As part of identifying Maori as a population priority group the West Coast DHB realized there was a need for it to develop stronger links with the two Runanga of the region.

Holding a board meeting at the Marae appeared to be an excellent opportunity for Board members and management actively engage with Maori.

Also attending this Board meeting will be Ria Earp the Deputy Director General of Maori Health and Ron Paterson the Health and Disability Commissioner.

Each year the Board also head to Buller and Westland for its meetings in order to try and reach different regions within the West Coast. However, this will be the first time the Board has met in Bruce Bay.

The Board has been working towards the Marae based meeting for over six months

For more information please contact
Vikki Carter
Community Liaison Officer
03 768 0499, Extn. 2665
027 245 9595

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