18 Dec 2009

Closer links for West Coast, Canterbury DHBs

9:33 pm on 18 December 2009

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced changes designed to strengthen links between the Canterbury and West Coast District Health Boards.

A Canterbury board member, Peter Ballantyne, will also sit on the West Coast board.

As well, West Coast board member, Dr Paul McCormack, will now be deputy chair of that DHB.

The minister says the cross-appointment of Mr Ballantyne and having Dr McCormack in a senior role will strengthen the links and opportunities between the South Island boards.