News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Waitemata DHB Ends The Year On A Health Targets High

27 November 2012

Waitemata DHB Ends The Year On A Health Targets High

Today the Ministry of Health releases it’s its July to September Health Targets results with Waitemata DHB announcing that it has exceeded five of the Governments six Heath Targets.

“Despite a very busy winter period which resulted in a surge of patients using our services, this is a terrific result,” said Acting CEO Rosalie Percival. “I am particularly delighted that our busy Emergency Department at North Shore Hospital has performed outstandingly well, which means that all our staff within the hospital have worked exceedingly hard to ensure patients are seen within the six-hour target.”

Like all the other DHBs, Waitemata DHB didn’t achieve the recently introduced Heart and Diabetes Checks but the trend is moving upwards and has improved since the last results were published in August.

The latest Health Targets figures also confirm that overall, Waitemata DHB has moved into the top band of best performing DHBs.

“Being among the crème de la crème of DHBs requires a concerted team effort and I’m impressed this spirit of collaboration is continuing and one that we positively encourage with our staff,”said Mrs Percival. “I expect the opening of the new $39 million Elective Surgery Centre next year on the North Shore Hospital campus will have a further positive effect on our drive to achieve the very best possible patient care and treatment.”

Waitemata DHB Health Targets at a glance:

• Shorter stays in Emergency Departments – 96% (95%)
• Improved access to elective surgery – 105%
• Shorter waits for cancer treatment – 100%
• Increased immunisation – 92% (85%)
• Better help for smokers to quit – 96% (95%)
• More heart and diabetes checks – 58% (90%)
Figures marked in brackets is the MOH Health Target.

Waitemata DHB treated 27,643 patients in its emergency departments over the busy winter period, a 5% increase compared with the previous year.

Earlier this month the DHB announced a major expansion of its mental health facilities. A $25 million 46-bed development will be located on land currently used as a carpark and is adjacent to North Shore Hospital. The new building will replace the converted 1950s’ former maternity unit building that currently houses the service.

Ranking of DHBs’ performance is part of the Ministry of Health’s quarterly health reporting process. The results are publicly available at www.health.govt.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Architecture:
Ian Athfield Dies In Wellington

New Zealand Institute of Architects: It is with great sadness that we inform Members that Sir Ian Athfield, one of New Zealand's finest architects, has passed away in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington Production: New-Look Tracy Brothers Are F.A.B.

ITV and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures today released an exclusive preview of the new-look Tracy brothers from this year’s hotly anticipated new series, Thunderbirds Are Go. More>>

ALSO:

Cardinal Numbers:
Pope Francis Names Archbishop From NZ Among New Cardinals

Announcing a list of bishops to be made Cardinals in February Pope Francis named Archbishop John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, overnight from Rome. On hearing the news of the announcement, Archbishop John Dew said "This news is recognition of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the contribution it makes to the global Catholic family." More>>

ALSO:

Nomenclature: Charlotte And Oliver Top Baby Names For 2014

Charlotte and Oliver were the most popular names for newborn girls and boys in 2014... The top 100 girls’ and boys’ names make up a small proportion of the more than 12,000 unique first names registered for children born this year, says Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriage. More>>

Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news