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

 


Better figures for heart/diabetes checks - West Coast DHB

27 May 2014

Better figures for heart/diabetes checks in West Coast DHB health targets

The West Coast District Health Board’s performance against the National Health Target for heart and diabetes checks in primary care has continued to climb in Quarter 3.

The performance in the More Heart and Diabetes checks climbed to 69.6%, up from 66.4% the previous quarter.

David Meates, West Coast and Canterbury DHB chief executive, says the increase reflects the significant work undertaken right across primary care in Quarter 3 to improve performance.

“While the 95% target has not been met, steady progress is being made.”

Meanwhile, the West Coast DHB’s performance in other key areas remains strong.

The Coast continues to achieve the Emergency Department health target, with 99.6% of patients admitted, discharged or transferred from the Emergency Department within six hours. It also achieved the Improved Access to Surgery target and the Shorter Wait for Cancer Treatments target.

“We continue to provide vital access to key services.”

Performance against the Better Help for Hospitalised Smokers to Quit improved on the previous quarter from 92.5% to 95% but performance in the Better Help for Smokers to Quit after attending primary care fell from 59.9 to 55.4%.

Full information on the West Coast DHB’s Health Target performance can be found here, and information on the Ministry of Health’s Health Targets site here.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Snell Sale Peters Out: Singlet Withdrawn From Sale

“We believe the item was offered for sale in good faith, but our inquiries have shown that the singlet is not the one worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games.” More>>

ALSO:

Bodega: Venue Closing At The End Of The Year, After 25 Years Of Music

"It is with considerable sadness that, for reasons beyond our control, we regret to announce the closure of Bodega’s doors at the end of this year, after 25 years of faithful and committed service to live music in Wellington." More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Women At The Centre

In the first chapter of her epic History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes places a version of the Māori creation story alongside that of the Pākehā colonists, setting the scene for how each society saw women. The contrast is startling. More>>

In Auckland Art Gallery: A Tour Of Duty

I had already started my journey through the exhibited collections when an audio announcement about a guided tour to embark shortly from the foyer was made, I decided to join in. Why not? More>>

Art: ‘Holiday’ Wins IHC Art Awards

An intricate embroidered cushion by Wellington artist Jo-Anne Tapiki has won the 2016 IHC Art Awards and $5000. Jo-Anne started working from IHC’s Arts on High studio in Lower Hutt 18 months ago and this is the first time she has entered the competition. More>>

‘Quasi’: Christchurch Art Gallery Reveals Rooftop Sculpture

Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery's latest outdoor installation. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news