This association acts in the interests of DHBs on agreed national issues.
For the year ending 30 June 2011.
The year ending 2011 was another challenging but successful year for DHBs as they delivered significant collective activity against a backdrop of continuing fiscal restraint and change within the health sector.
District Health Boards (DHBs) face a significant challenge in 2011/12 as they manage service demand within a tight funding path. New agencies have been established to deliver value to the sector in the key areas of Service Planning, Workforce, Capital, Information, Quality, and Shared Services. Effective engagement between DHBs and these new national agencies is essential to ensure the sector progresses and that DHBs deliver on their District Annual Plans (DAPs).