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Thursday, 12 Jul 2018
The eLearning Dementia Education Resource for GPs and Practice Nurses was created to support early diagnosis and effective management of dementia and has received positive feedback from across the country since it was launched last year. Our story on the module has been published on the Ministry of Health's new site, Digital Health, as one of their selection of digital health case... more
Thursday, 05 Jul 2018
The lease is up at our Wairakei Road premises, so we are moving back into the city, to the new health precinct, and closer to some of our collaborative partners. From Monday 30 July, you’ll find us at: Level 4, 32 Oxford Terrace (Canterbury DHB corporate office) Christchurch Central Our P.O. Box number and all our phone numbers, including direct dial and video... more
Thursday, 28 Jun 2018
Dr Matthew Croucher (back row, 2nd from right) meeting with the Dunedin Dementia Stakeholders Group at Southern DHB last month. Diagnosis, management and support around dementia is a national priority – and with the number of people living with dementia in New Zealand estimated to at least double within the next 30 years, putting the right processes in place... more
Monday, 25 Jun 2018
Southern Cancer Network project manager Rachael Crombie enjoys the frosty scenery in beautiful Central Otago. Rachael Crombie’s connection with the South Island was one of the attractions of her project manager role, resulting in a move from Wellington to join the Southern Cancer Network in Christchurch last year. “I have family in South Canterbury and Golden... more
Monday, 25 Jun 2018
At the South Island Alliance, we love sharing stories about how small changes can lead to great improvements... Award winners: Dr Robyn Carey, of South Canterbury DHB, and the emergency department team. South Canterbury Health Care Awards As a sector, we spend a lot of time thinking about how we can do more for our community, how to improve our services... more
Thursday, 21 Jun 2018
Reports from a range of surveys undertaken by the Palliative Care Workstream (PCW) have provided a snapshot of palliative care in the South Island. The Resource and Capability Framework for Adult Palliative Care Services in New Zealand was released five years ago, so it was appropriate to assess its implementation and relevancy as a foundation for palliative care provision in the South Island.... more
Thursday, 07 Jun 2018
Southern Cancer Network project manager We are looking for a vibrant self-starter to develop and manage projects for a fixed term, through until December 2019 as part of the Southern Cancer Network (SCN) team. This role will support improvement initiatives across our core work programme, including Faster Cancer treatment, enhancing cancer pathways and reducing inequity in access to diagnosis,... more
Monday, 28 May 2018
Todd Hore, General and HPB surgeon at Christchurch Hospital, is the new Chair of SCN Steering Group The South Island Alliance is pleased to announce that Mr Todd Hore, General and Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgeon at Christchurch Hospital, has been appointed Chair of the Southern Cancer Network (SCN) Steering Group. Todd’s appointment follows the... more
Tuesday, 22 May 2018
If I want to stay in my own home, what support will I need? This is the question we need to ask ourselves as we move towards the later stages of life. With one of the highest rates of older people going from hospital settings into aged residential care in the country, Southern DHB launched ‘Home as my First Choice’ in April – an initiative focused on raising awareness of support options when... more
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
The Nelson Marlborough Health training SI PICS superusers  Nelson Marlborough Health has become the second South Island district health board (DHB) to move onto SI PICS, the South Island Patient Administration Care System. The move is part of a South Island Alliance initiative to streamline patient care throughout the region through the use of a single patient... more
Monday, 14 May 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 first iteration of the South Island SUDI Prevention Programme (SPP) regional plan was submitted to the Ministry of Health in December 2017 and District Health Boards (DHBs) submitted their local SPP in March... more
Thursday, 10 May 2018
An information session is being held for LMCs, GPs, practice nurses, WCTO providers or anyone who is interested in learning more about the WCTO programme and child health services.  When: Tuesday 19 June: 4.30pm-6.30pm  Where: Edgar Centre, 116 Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin on-site car parking available To register for this event please... more
Tuesday, 08 May 2018
Jenny Faulkner, Clinical Nurse Consultant for Plunket, is part of the Well Child Quality Improvement Project steering group. One of two Clinical Nurse Consultants for Plunket in the South Island, Jenny Faulkner’s in-depth expertise brings a valuable perspective to the Well Child Quality Improvement Project. Being a part of the project’s steering group is a... more