Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Summit Targets Better Value Health Infrastructure

14 March 2012

"Better partnership between the public and private sector is key to improving value for money in the delivery of health infrastructure," says New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development, chief executive Stephen Selwood.

"The combination of unrelenting fiscal pressures and escalating health care demands means that the public and private sectors need to work more collaboratively to find better ways to do things", Selwood says.

"To address this important challenge, NZCID is facilitating an Advanced Capital Procurement in Health Summit to be held in Wellington this Friday 16 March. The Summit will bring together industry leaders in health infrastructure construction, maintenance and financing with senior public health sector officials to examine how advanced project delivery and a focus on whole of life asset management can make better use of constrained public funds.

"Traditional contracting methods which focus on the least cost design and construction methods often lead to cost overruns in the short term and higher maintenance and operating costs in the long term. On the other hand, early contractor involvement and alliance contracting methods allow constructors to be engaged early in the design phase when the cost of any change in scope is much less. Public Private Partnership contracting methods require the private sector to carry whole of life maintenance risk which means a much stronger focus on value for money over time.

"Delegates, including District Health Board leaders and Ministry officials, will learn about the risks and benefits of alternative procurement methodologies. The objective is to identify the contracting methods that will deliver the best long term value in the construction and lifetime asset management of hospitals and health care facilities. The summit will also examine the experience with shared service arrangements between District Health Boards, as well as utilising existing private hospital capacity more effectively.

"International authorities will share how their jurisdictions have dealt with the same issues faced by New Zealand. Speakers include: Dr David Panter, Executive Director Health Reform for the Department of Health South Australia, discussing the most recent PPP health project in Australia, the Royal Adelaide Hospital; Associate Professor Kaye Challinger, former head of nursing and CEO of Royal Adelaide Hospital, explaining how clinical needs were addressed in the development of the new hospital; and Sandy Rosie, former Scottish Government Director, Financial Partnerships Unit, architect of The Hub concept, will discuss providing health and community services in integrated facilities.

"Not only will senior delegates hear from international procurement leaders, they will also be invited to share their industry expertise in cross-sector workshops designed to identify gaps and solutions for the healthcare sector. We anticipate that the learning from the day will help identify capital projects suitable for alternative procurement methods.

"Private involvement is current government policy and Treasury's Better Business Cases for Capital Proposals requires that capital health projects consider a range of alternative procurement options, including PPPs, so this timely summit will provide valuable information for decision makers and policy officials," Selwood says.

NZCID submissions and media statements can be found online: www.nzcid.org.nz

********

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Apparent Inability To Read The Public Mood


The basic skill that a successful politician needs is the ability to “read the room” and gauge the public mood. If National Party leader Judith Collins ever possessed that ability, it seems to have deserted her of late. Surely, very, very few of the public would agree with Collins and her deputy Gerry Brownlee when they claim :
(a)that the threat from Covid-19 means that the election due on September 19 must be postponed until November, or sometime next year
(b) that in the middle of the current outbreak the government is obliged to hand over all the relevant decision- making to the top officials in the public service... More>>

 

Government: Plan To Tackle Problem Plastics

Following the success of the phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags, the Government now has plans to phase out more single-use and problem plastics to reduce waste and protect the environment announced Associate Minister for the Environment ... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The New Lockdowns, Leadership And Lebanon

As Melbourne has shown, the webs of urban life overlap so extensively that community transmission can be very hard to trace, let alone control. Each of the family members in the South Auckland family at the centre of the current outbreak will have had ... More>>


ALSO:

National: Emma Mellow As Auckland Central Candidate

Tonight the National Party has selected Emma Mellow to stand in the Auckland Central electorate for the 2020 General Election. Emma Mellow replaces retiring MP Nikki Kaye who first won the seat from Labour in 2008. Emma leads a team of communications ... More>>

ALSO:

Travel: Update On New Zealand And The Cook Islands Bubble

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Henry Puna have welcomed the completion of phase one in the establishment of a travel bubble between New Zealand and the Cook Island. More>>

Election 2020: Labour Launch

E ngā mana e ngā reo Ngāti whātua ngā mana whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau, e tika te kōrero Ehara taku toa he toa (taki tahi) he toa (taki tini) No rēira tātou e huihui mai nei, ka ‘Hoake tonu tātou’ Thank you for that welcome. And thank ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Political Twins, And On Labour Extending Its Wage Subsidy Scheme

A quick quiz for the weekend. Which political party currently represented in Parliament issued a press release yesterday that contained these stirring passages: “[We have] long supported a free trade and free movement area between Canada, Australia, New ... More>>

ALSO:

Democracy 2.0: NextElection Partners With Scoop For Exciting Democracy Tech

Joint Press Release: NextElection, Scoop.co.nz, ScoopCitizen NextElection , a technology platform empowering democracy and Government accountability, and Scoop Independent News have partnered to strengthen citizen participation in the 2020 New Zealand General ... More>>

ALSO:


Covid-19: Poll On Management Approval

New Zealanders’ overall trust in the Ministry of Health and Government to manage the COVID-19 pandemic is at 82%, down from 91% during April. Overall distrust that the Ministry and Government will manage it in ways which best protect themselves More>>

Election 2020: National Releases 2020 Party List

National’s 2020 Party List is a strong mix of experience coming up through our Caucus, and new and exciting talent joining our team from communities across New Zealand, Party President Peter Goodfellow says. “The National Party is incredibly ... More>>

Horizon Research Limited: How Judith Collins Stopped The Bleeding

Horizon Research includes questions on voting from time to time in its surveys – for both forthcoming referenda and general elections. More>>

Your Vote 2020: Bringing Election Coverage To Viewers Across TVNZ Channels And Platforms

As New Zealand gets ready to head to the ballot box this September, 1 NEWS is bringing voters comprehensive coverage and analysis of this year’s General Election. TVNZ’s coverage will draw on the depth of experience held across the 1 NEWS team, says Graeme ... More>>

Economy: 30% Believe Households Worse Off, 298,000 Expect To Lose Jobs

64% of New Zealanders feel the economic position of their households is the same or better than a year ago – and 30% think it is worse or much worse, while 298,000 think they will lose their jobs in the next 12 months. Households’ perceptions ... More>>

State Services Commission: Findings Of Investigation Into COVID-19 Active Cases Privacy Breach

Deputy State Services Commissioner Helene Quilter has today announced the findings of an investigation into a breach of privacy regarding sensitive personal information. The investigation looked into who or what caused the disclosure of the information, ... More>>

International Security: New Zealand Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong

The New Zealand Government has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and made a number of other changes in light of China’s decision to pass a national security law for Hong Kong, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says. More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels