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Thursday, 20 Sep 2018
Front row (from left) Robyn Naish of West Coast DHB, Dr Susan Gee, lead researcher, Olive Redfern of Whanganui DHB. Back row (from left) Sharyn Creighton, Canterbury DHB, Alan Beasley, Canterbury DHB, Carole Kerr, Nelson Marlborough and national coordinator, Dr Matthew Croucher, Dementia Lead  Clinician, South Island Alliance, and Sharon Matthews-Smith, Mid Central... more
Thursday, 13 Sep 2018
Kate Rawlings, Workforce Development Hub Programme Director, and Dr Anne Dabrow Woods, Chief Nurse, Health, Learning, Research and Practice, Wolters Kluwer A nurse for over 34 years and a board-certified nurse practitioner since 1998, Dr Anne Dabrow Woods is still inspired today by what inspired her at the start of her career – the art of... more
Thursday, 06 Sep 2018
We are seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced health professionals for the position of Child Health Service Level Alliance Regional Programme Facilitator. Reporting to the South Island Alliance Programme Coordinator, this position presents an exciting opportunity to facilitate the Child Health Service Level Alliance and other key activities to achieve the agreed outcomes... more
Thursday, 06 Sep 2018
We are seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced health professionals for the position of Palliative Care Workstream Regional Programme Facilitator. Reporting to the South Island Alliance Programme Coordinator, this position presents an exciting opportunity to facilitate the Palliative Care Workstream and other key activities to achieve the agreed outcomes under the Alliance... more
Tuesday, 04 Sep 2018
This is a new and exciting role, working alongside the five South Island DHBs and working closely with Quality and Safety teams to improve our risk system, Safety 1st. The post holder will oversee the change management requirements, manage upgrades and meet the requirements of the Public Records Act. They will work alongside DHB Systems Administrators and support Quality and Safety Teams to... more
Thursday, 30 Aug 2018
Dr Nick Fisher, of Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH). In 2015, St John and Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH), jointly developed a STEMI treatment pathway used primarily by ambulance, medical and nursing staff in the out-of-hospital setting. This involves ambulance staff using an electrocardiogram (ECG) to confirm a STEMI.This is sent to the closest hospital with a... more
Thursday, 30 Aug 2018
Kate Nicoll, LMC representative for the Well Child Tamariki Ora Quality Improvement steering group. While fully immersed in her day-to-day role as a midwife, Kate Nicoll is also working hard behind the scenes in quality improvement. As Lead Maternity Carer representative for the South Island Well Child Tamariki Ora Quality Improvement steering group, Kate... more
Thursday, 30 Aug 2018
Attendees at the South Island Rural Workforce Workshop in August 2018. Developing a sustainable, resilient and adaptable rural workforce for the future was the focus at an event in Christchurch this month. Over 60 participants attended the South Island Rural Workforce Workshop at The Design Lab on 21 August, representing DHBs, education providers, PHOs,... more
Monday, 27 Aug 2018
UK public health specialist Lucy Saunders presents on the Healthy Streets initiative in Christchurch earlier this month. Making streets more inviting and public transport more accessible is part of an approach that could be adopted across the South Island to improve health and social connection. UK public health specialist Lucy Saunders, who is the driving... more
Monday, 27 Aug 2018
Awarua Whanau Services registered nurse Cara Morton and Stewart Islander Karin Lewis with son Blake. Stewart Island families now have access to the Well Child Tamariki Ora programme thanks to a recently established clinic. The clinic, run by Awarua Whanau Services on behalf of Southern DHB, started in December 2017 and currently has 14 children on its books... more
Thursday, 16 Aug 2018
This guide is intended for Māori interested in joining the South Island Child Health Service Level Alliance (CHSLA).The South Island CH SLA operates within the South Island Alliance framework, and exists to support South Island district health boards, primary health care and other community based health and social services to improve the health outcomes of children and young people. The group... more
Thursday, 16 Aug 2018
We are looking for a vibrant self-starter to develop and manage projects as part of the Southern Cancer Network (SCN) team. SCN works in partnership with the South island DHBs to deliver a programme of cancer services improvement works and is one of four regional cancer networks, aligned to both Ministry of Health cancer services priorities and the Te Waipounamu Regional Health Services... more
Monday, 06 Aug 2018
The Ministry of Health's National SUDI Prevention Programme (NSPP), aims to reduce the SUDI rate from 0.7 to 0.1 in every 1,000 births by 2025 with equity across all ethnicities. The second iteration of the South Island SUDI Prevention Programme (SPP) regional plan and District Health Boards local SPP’s were submitted to the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) 20 July 2018.  The plans are living... more