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Regional Services Planning

The Regional Services Plan sets out how the Central Region District Health Boards will work together in order to find new and better ways of organising, funding, delivering and continuously improving health services in the region.

Our work is focussed on providing a range of specialist services to help the central region District Health Boards to plan for the future, which will ensure they are better equipped to meet the changing and diverse needs of the Central Region’s population and health sector workforce.

The aim of the plan is about:

  • bringing a regional perspective to planning and service delivery that will improve health and well-being outcomes for people living in the central region, irrespective of their postcode and location to a major hospital.

Resources

Regional Services Plan 2016 -2017 
Regional Services Plan 2015 - 2016
Regional Services Plan 2014 - 2015

 

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Quick links to our areas of work:

 


Cancer Services

Our goal is to support the health sector to implement the priorities of the National Cancer Programme to improve overall cancer outcomes, in particular:

  • access to cancer services
  • timeliness of services across the whole cancer pathway
  • the quality of cancer services delivered.

For more information, please contact:

Jo Anson
Project Manager, Mid Central District Health Board
Email: Jo.Anson@midcentraldhb.govt.nz 


Cardiology Services

Our goal is to support our health partners to enhance the collaboration and integration of cardiac services by:

  • reducing service inefficiencies
  • improving equity of access and quality of services
  • ensuring service sustainability, both clinical and financial
  • providing opportunities for innovation and shared learning
  • influencing policy decisions at a national level for cardiac issues.

This will be achieved through:

  • Implementation of a set of minimum standards.
  • Key Performance Indicator Reporting.
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome ANZACS QI Reporting.
  • Development of a proposal for Cardiac Echo Workforce.
  • Development of a Regional Cardiac Service Model.

For more information, please contact:

Jeanine Corke
Manager, Planning and Improvement
Mobile: 027 703 2962
Email: Jeanine_Corke@centraltas.co.nz


Central Region Quality and Safety Alliance

The Central Region Quality and Safety Alliance is the lead clinical group for health quality and patient safety within the region. 

They are responsible for making recommendations and providing information to the Regional Executive Group, on behalf of the Central Region District Health Boards, Quality and Safety Groups and Regional/ Local Networks. The goal is to promote the achievement of the Regional Services Plan Quality and Safety vision, which is:

  • to provide strong clinical leadership across the continuum of care that enhances the quality of health services, optimises health outcomes and reduces health disparities within the central region.

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Helbick
Project Coordinator, Regional Workforce Development
Phone: 04 801 2454
Email: Melanie_Helbick@centraltas.co.nz 


Diagnostic Imaging

We work with the health sector to support their goal of creating a patient-focused, high-quality, timely and affordable radiology service by 2016. Our key areas of focus are to ensure:

  • agreed national patient flow system changes are implemented.
  • representation, attendance and participation in national and regional clinical group activities
  • that 90 percent of accepted referrals for CT scans, and 80 percent of accepted referrals for MRI scans receive their scan within six weeks (42 days).

Our areas of focus include:

  • Domicile Scanning
  • Implementation of the Community Referred Radiology Access Criteria
  • Development of a PET positron emission tomography Service business case
  • Sonography Recruitment and Retention Initiatives
  • Implementation of Regional Radiology Information Systems

For more information, please contact:

Jeanine Corke
Manager, Planning and Improvement
Mobile: 027 703 2962
Email: Jeanine_Corke@centraltas.co.nz 


Elective Services

The goal of our health partners is to improve the efficiency of elective service delivery within hospitals, and to ensure patients have access to more timely and equitable elective services. Our work is currently focussed on supporting them to:

  •  Deliver elective services for Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology (ENT). 
  • Ensure clinical groups include hospital specialists and general practitioners with other health professionals co-opted as required. 
  • Identify variations in systems and processes, clinical pathways and resources to explore opportunities to further develop of a number of initiatives.

For more information, please contact: 

Stephanie Calder
Planning and Improvement Manager

Phone: 04 802 0510

Mobile:  021 237 5313
Email: Stephanie_Calder@centraltas.co.nz 


Health of Older People

A central region programme of work, we partner with the sector to support them to reach their goal of having a coordinated system of health service planning and delivery that will lead to ongoing improvements in the sustainability, quality and accessibility of health services for older people. This involves: 

  • putting in place the right tools, processes and education
  • bringing people and organisations within the health sector together, to place patients at the centre of their work to achieve the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes.

Visit the Health of Older People section of our website, to find out more about our work.

For more information, please contact: 

Kendra Sanders
Manager, Planning and Improvement
Mobile:  027 480 7928
Email: Kendra_Sanders@centraltas.co.nz 


Hepatitis C

The Central Region will be working towards planning and delivering a hepatitis C service for the whole region to ensure continuity of care for those patients currently in the pilot sites and the ongoing identification, assessment and treatment of new patients with Hepatitis C.

For more information, please contact:

Alison Hannah
Service Integration and Development Unit, Capital and Coast District Health Board
Email: Alison.Hannah@sidu.org.nz 


Major Trauma

The goal of the programme is to develop a regional response to improve the outcomes for Major Trauma.

For more information, please contact: 

Chris Lowry
Capital and Coast District Health Board
Email: Chris.Lowry@ccdhb.govt.nz 


Māori Health 

We support increased healthcare outcomes for Maori, by ensuring that ‘Equity of Health Care for Māori: A framework  is incorporated in all service planning and delivery to maintain seamless mainstream services for Māori. 

For more information, please contact: 

Melanie Helbick
Project Coordinator, Regional Workforce Development
Phone: 04 801 2454
Email: Melanie_Helbick@centraltas.co.nz 


Mental Health and Addictions

Our role is to support the planning, development, coordination and monitoring of the delivery of services for Mental Health and Addictions. We work with key leaders and practitioners from across District Health Boards, Non Government Organisations and Community groups, as well as tangata whaiora ‘people seeking wellness’ to: 

  • ensure the sector takes a joined up approach to increase their effectiveness of service delivery
  • help achieve better outcomes for those in need of mental health and addiction services
  • improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for people in communities.

We also work closely with our Mental Health and Addiction Workforce  team, who help to build a strong and enduring workforce to deliver services.

For more information, please contact: 

Josh Palmer
Project Manager, Planning and Improvement
Phone: 04 381 5156
Mobile:  027 534 8124
Email: Josh_Palmer@centraltas.co.nz 

Peter Barnett
Project Manager, Planning and Improvement
Phone: 04 803 5805
Mobile:  027 213 8083
Email: Peter_Barnett@centraltas.co.nz 


Stroke 

We partner with our health customers to facilitate the implementation of the New Zealand Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2010 across the six central District Health Boards.  This goal is being achieved through: 

  • provision of acute rehabilitation stroke services in all central region District Health Boards
  • implementing a national stroke thrombolysis register to the central District Health Boards
  • the introduction of a TIA/Stroke electronic decision support tool across the central region. 

For more information, please contact: 

Stephanie Calder
Planning and Improvement Manager

Phone: 04 802 0510

Mobile:  021 237 5313
Email: Stephanie_Calder@centraltas.co.nz 


Well Child Tamariki Ora

We work with our customers to support them to achieve their goal of a universal health and wellbeing programmes for babies, children, family and whānau.  The programme is delivered nationally by Plunket and locally by contracted providers.  Our key focus is to: 

  • Support the health sector to team up with community providers to continually improve the Well Child Tamariki Ora system across the six District Health Boards in the Central region.

For more information, please contact:

Craig Moore
Project Manager, Planning and Improvement
Phone: 04 801 0505
Mobile:  027 801 5793
Email: Craig_Moore@centraltas.co.nz