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June 3, 2014

Resignation of Dr Paul McCormack, Chair of the West Coast District Health Board

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 servic