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November 10, 2010

Ken Mason to chair Health Leadership Team

Ken Mason
Ken Mason

Retired District Court Judge, Ken Mason has been appointed as an independent chair of the leadership team charged with implementing primary healthcare reforms on the West Coast.

The primary care plan is about building a West Coast healthcare system that is sustainable and will serve the needs of our population into the future

Ken Mason (75) was brought up on the West Coast, living in Greymouth and going to Grey Main School and Greymouth High School. He has had a distinguished career as a district court judge, and was the leader of several inquiries in the mental health field.

In addition, Ken has had 18 years in race relations conciliator roles, and was a former commissioner of the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission Te Ohu Kai Moana. Ken is currently the patron of Age Concern New Zealand.

Dr Carol Atmore of the Better, Sooner, More Convenient Alliance Leadership Team on the West Coast said that the West Coast was very lucky to have such a distinguished chair with a real interest in health matters.

The leadership team is based on a new decision-making framework in which the activities of the West Coast District Health Board and the West Coast PHO, will be directed by health professionals and key managers working in partnership.

The team will ensure that there is clinical oversight of the plan and have the best interests of the West Coast population at heart.


For further information please contact

Bryan Jamieson
Community Liaison Officer
West Coast DHB
PO Box 387
Greymouth 7840
Phone (DDI): (03) 769-7665
Mobile: 027 245-9595
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