Message from Chair December 2016

Dear Members

As the newly appointed Chairperson of Westgate Health Cooperative, on behalf of the Cooperative Board, I wish you, your family and friends joy, prosperity and health over the coming 2016 festive season and the year ahead. I particularly thank you for your ongoing support of this wonderful organisation - an organisation that is currently in a very strong fiscal position and which has recently invested significantly in critical infrastructure to better service the needs of our members. Importantly, our facilities have been improved and updated to ensure our most valuable assets - our people - have what they need to provide our members with service excellence.

I am reminded of a wonderful Japanese proverb: A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle. This speaks true to our cooperative model, which brings us all together to build a health service in which we are equal partners. Indeed, we are more than 'ten in a bundle', reflecting the best traditions of community working together for the betterment of the community.

Best wishes to all

Patrick Ferdinands

Chair