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Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
The South Island Alliance is hosting a series of workshops in November and December 2017 as part of the National SUDI Prevention Programme. Click the link below to register your interest in attending.   more
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017
The South Island Alliance's Health of Older People Service Level Alliance (HOPSLA) completed a stocktake to better understand how delirium is recognised, prevented, and managed in the South Island, across all health service settings. View the Delirium Stocktake report here. more
Thursday, 05 Oct 2017
The latest update from the South Island Palliative Care Workstream is available. See below: September update   more
Friday, 22 Sep 2017
The South Island Patient Information Care System (SI PICS) has reached another major milestone on its way to becoming the South Island’s single shared patient administration system. Canterbury's Burwood Hospital is the first health care provider in the South Island to adopt SI PICS across all its services. At a lunch held at Burwood Hospital and The Princess Margaret Hospital... more
Thursday, 21 Sep 2017
A group of enthusiastic clinicians from across the South Island are working collaboratively to support inter-discipline and inter-organisational simulation-based learning... Read more about it here more
Thursday, 14 Sep 2017
Well Child Tamariki Ora and Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) representatives joined forces to improve understanding about local child health outcomes for women and children aged 0-5 last month.  Almost 40 health professionals from across the child health and maternity sector attended the ‘Combined WCTO/LMC Update Session,’ which also provided an opportunity for networking and... more
Monday, 11 Sep 2017
South Island Sudden Unexplained Death in Infancy (SUDI) Co-ordinator 1.0 FTE, fixed term (3 years) Closing date:  22.09.17 Click here to apply via CDHB Careers website   more
Thursday, 31 Aug 2017
The latest update from the South Island Clinical Advisory Group for childhood healthy weight is available. See below for the August update: August 2017 more
Thursday, 31 Aug 2017
Camille Jeffrey and her children. Camille Jeffrey felt she was doing everything possible to maintain her daughter Makayla’s weight but despite her best efforts, it continued to increase. During a doctor’s visit, the five-year-old was identified as being in the top percentile for her BMI and age, when she was weighed for medication purposes.... more
Thursday, 31 Aug 2017
Over 34,000 patients have been entered into an electronic solution to track body measurements from birth to death since regional implementation last year. The solution, Anthropometrics (or eGrowth Charts), enables patients’ key body measurements to be captured electronically and clinicians to enter and view the information easily. The system has received significant positive feedback... more
Thursday, 31 Aug 2017
    Keith Reid, chair of the South Island Public Health Partnership, and Clinical Leader, Public Health South. Across the South Island, there is much talk and activity aimed at reducing the burden on our hospital services – providing ‘the right care in the right place at the right time’ or ‘care closer... more
Thursday, 31 Aug 2017
From Stewart Island to Wellington, a wide range of health professionals joined together to discuss a variety of topics on the provision of high quality, consistent palliative care last month. With representation across the sector covering clinical, management, community and hospital, the second annual South Island Palliative Care Engagement Forum was held at the South Island Alliance Programme... more
Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017
The latest update from the Palliative Care Workstream is now available.The workstream meets on a monthly basis and the updates are published after each meeting. See below for this month's update: July/August update more
Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017
Emma Bell, Project Manager/Administrative Support,                   Southern Cancer Network, and her dog Baxter. Rugby and cricket-mad sports enthusiast Emma Bell has lived all over the country she has called home for the past 13 years. Originally from the UK, Emma Bell has settled in Wallacetown with her... more
Thursday, 03 Aug 2017
GPs and other health professionals will focus on improving the quality of care for stroke patients at the annual stroke study day in November. The event is being held in Christchurch and delivered jointly by the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand and the South Island Alliance’s stroke services team. Register for the event here... more