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

 
Ray Columbus: NZ Music Icon Passes Away

60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland... Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ entertainment as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, music manager and TV star. More>>

Review: Bernard Herrmann's Scores For 'Vertigo' & 'Psycho'

Howard Davis: The NZSO's adventurousness was richly-rewarded, as the deeply appreciative Wellington audience was given the opportunity not only to see a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, but also to hear fine renditions of two of Bernard Herrmann's most accomplished film scores. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Leonard Cohen

If Bob Dylan owned the 1960s, Leonard Cohen was an inescapable presence during the early 1970s period, pre-disco and pre-punk. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Pick And Camera

Through the eyes of a miner – the photography of Joseph Divis: The occupations of miner and photographer are seldom combined. The conjunction must have been very rare indeed in the era before hand-held cameras, high-speed film and flashlights More>>


Howard Davis: Review - The Cosmic Dance Of 'String Theory'

Fly My Pretties sixth album is quite possibly their best yet - a concept album in the best sense, with superb arrangements, funky grooves, and some great vocalizing, all organized around the lyrical leitmotif of string theory. More>>

Non-Natural History: Dinosaur Eggs 'Discovered' At Auckland Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens plant curators have unearthed what are thought to be prehistoric dinosaur eggs in the Gondwana Forest section of the expansive garden in Manurewa... In fact, the “dinosaur eggs” are part of an innovative, larger-than-life dinosaur performance and display featuring a raptor, a crested therapod and a towering Tyrannosaurus Rex. More>>

For The Birds: Kōkako Crowned Bird Of The Year

The Kōkako has been crowned New Zealand's Bird of the Year after two weeks of close competition and heated campaigning. More>>

ALSO:

  • Greening the Red Zone - Bird of the year heats up: kōtare concedes, backs kea
  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Health
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news