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


HBDHB exceeds target in elective services

17 July 2008

HBDHB exceeds target in elective services

The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board achieved the best elective services result in the Central Region over the past year.

Warrick Frater chief operating officer for the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board told the public Commission meeting today that the result was a fantastic effort considering the hospital had been 14 percent below target at October last year.

Overall the result was 103% meaning more elective services, than were targeted, were performed, he said.

“This had been a huge amount of work from all sorts of people, front line and back office, and it couldn’t have been achieved without their commitment,” Mr Frater said

The orthopaedic team performed 536 operations 37 joint replacements more than their target, and ophthalmology performed 515 operations which was right on target despite being one surgeon down for most of the year, he said.

”Turning the result around in such an emphatic way is an absolute credit to everyone involved, especially given the relentless volume of acute patients that presented to the hospital across all the sectors.”

Mr Frater said outsourcing of some surgery had helped.

‘But month on month, since October staff had been able to better the expected target especially in operating theatre volumes,” he said.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'

The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>

Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland