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Thursday, 30 Nov 2017
Read the latest news from the Public Health Partnership for November 2017, here. more
Monday, 27 Nov 2017
An overview of the South Island Alliance – what we do, how we work and what we’ve achieved – has been provided to the new Minister of Health, David Clark. Click here to view the document. more
Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017
The launch meeting of Dementia is Everybody's Business is being held on Wednesday 29 November, 10:30-11:30 am.  Contact your local HOP portfolio manager for details.  “… an outstanding document which provided vision, inspiration and purpose to all in the South Island working in the Dementia field.” – Dementia Canterbury “We hope that this... more
Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017
We are looking for a GP with palliative care interest or experience to join the South Island Alliance Palliative Care Workstream. The Palliative Care Workstream brings together palliative care stakeholders from across the South Island in support of its vision for: “High quality, person centred, palliative and end of life care available to all the population of the South Island, according... more
Thursday, 16 Nov 2017
South Island health information systems highlighted at HiNZ Three key information systems that underpin our connected South Island health system – HealthOne, Health Connect South and the South Island patient information care system (SI PICS) – were featured at last month’s HiNZ conference, New Zealand’s premier health informatics... more
Wednesday, 01 Nov 2017
Professor Barry Taylor Over 800 families across the South Island have been invited to take part in a study evaluating the South Island’s response to the Government’s health target – the B4 School Check (B4SC) referral initiative. The ‘Kids BMI Study’ commenced in November and will track the progress a year after pre-schoolers are... more
Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017
The South Island Alliance’s Health of Older People Service Level Alliance (HOPSLA) has developed a regional model of care for dementia services to reflect best practice and ensure consistency across the South Island. Dementia is Everybody’s Business – working together to achieve a shared South Island model of care outlines the vision and template for collaboration across the... more
Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017
GPs and other health professionals will focus on improving the quality of care for stroke patients at the annual stroke study day next week, on Thursday, 2 November. The event is being held in Christchurch at the Rolleston Lecture Theatre and delivered jointly by the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand and the South Island Alliance’s stroke services team. A range of experts are speaking at... more
Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017
With the new National SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy) Prevention Programme underway, workshops are being held across the South Island and a regional coordinator has been appointed. Organised by national providers Hāpai Te Hauora, the programme aims to reduce the SUDI rate from 0.7 to 0.1 in every 1,000 births, by 2025. The South Island SUDI workshops will be held over the... more
Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017
Nelson Marlborough DHB chair, Jenny Black with cardiologist Dr Nick Fisher and CEO Dr Peter Bramley, with the excellence award. Here at the South Island Alliance, we often hear great stories about how small changes can lead to great improvements. We wanted to share some of these stories so we can continue to learn from each other and grow... more
Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017
Marj Allen, Chair of the South Island Cancer Consumer Group Marj Allen describes herself as a thriving cancer patient who has regular experiences within the health system. She is also Chair of the South Island Cancer Consumer Group. Marj is passionate about the role of consumers in health services and believes they bring a unique perspective to the... more
Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017
Eila Cunnah, personal assistant to SIAPO general manager, Mark Leggett. A lot can change in a year. Here at SIAPO, staff have come and gone, there’s been a changing of the guard and there’s even a new coffee machine. But personal assistant Eila Cunnah is taking it all in her stride as she adjusts to life back in the office after a period of... more
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