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

 


Wairarapa and Hutt Valley DHBs forge closer relationship

12 February 2013

Media release: Wairarapa and Hutt Valley DHBs forge closer relationship

Wairarapa and Hutt Valley DHBs are forging closer relationships as they begin a process of creating one executive team across the two DHBs.

“The 3DHB Programme announced in October last year laid the blueprint for working more closely. The first part of this was made real when I was appointed as CE across Wairarapa and Hutt Valley DHBs in December. We are now beginning the formal consultation process to create a single executive team,” says CE Graham Dyer. “I’m impressed with the professionalism and readiness to share ideas shown by the senior teams on both sides of the hill. At some joint workshops to consider how we will best work together, we discovered more similarities than differences between the two organisations, particularly in the areas of what we value.

There is a huge amount of creativity, knowledge and dedication in both organisations that we need to retain.”

Mr Dyer says there are three parts to wanting to work more closely. “We want to make the health journey for patients less complicated, we want to improve the health of our shared population and we want to make best use of resources. I believe we can best do this through working in partnership, especially as we focus on prevention and early detection of health issues.”

The two DHBs are using an innovative on-line consultation tool to share ideas across sites. The ‘Consider This’ tool is designed specifically to enable online discussion. Employees are able to log on and ‘blog’ their response to proposals, add comments and ask questions online. Staff can also read comments from others and vote to ‘agree’ with other people’s comments.

“This is a good test of how we can use technology to communicate better between sites,” says Mr Dyer. “As we develop our health services more along the lines of ‘single service over several sites’, we will need to find new ways to communicate, to reduce duplication of time and effort for patients and staff. Encouraging staff to explore the benefits of on-line communication is an important part of this.”

The consultation process will take place over February and March, with the resulting new structure planned to be in place in April.

Ends.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: Singin’ In The Rain

Singin’ in the Rain , the wet and wonderful musical production all the way from London’s West End, officially opened at St. James Theatre in Wellington. More>>

Francis Cook: Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War – First Look

Te Papa today allowed media access to their new exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War . The exhibition was curated with help from Weta Workshop to deliver an immersive, realistic and even disorienting experience. More>>

ALSO:

Bats Theatre: Letters From The Front Brings ANZAC Letters Alive

Inspired by centenary commemorations, improv troupe Best on Tap is producing a show based on real-life letters sent to and from New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. More>>

ALSO:

Publishing: Unity Books On Plan To Close Te Papa Press

Unity Books is alarmed that Te Papa is proposing to suspend publishing by Te Papa Press for 4 or 5 years. Te Papa Press has proven time and time again that it has both award and bestseller capability and fulfils its kaupapa. More>>

ALSO:

Cinema: ‘The Desk’ Featuring Paul Henry To Have NZ Debut

The Documentary Edge Festival is thrilled to announce The Desk as a late entry to its 2015 Programme. The film, featuring local broadcaster Paul Henry, will have its international premiere on May 21 at 10pm at Q Theatre (book now at qtheatre.co.nz) with limited screenings also on offer in Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Art: Considering Feminisms In Aotearoa New Zealand: Two Projects

Feminism is something that has changed our lives. Recently, the activist Marilyn Waring reviewed the impact of feminism in Aotearoa New Zealand and reminded us that just 40 years ago banks wouldn’t lend women money without the guarantee of a man, ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news