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Monday, 21 Jan 2019
Mental health and Addiction Workforce Development Facilitator, SIAPO Looking for an interesting role in mental health and addiction workforce development across the South Island? This new role works within the Workforce Hub, South Island Alliance Programme Office which supports the South Island District Health Boards (DHBs) in the alliance framework to support the mental health & addiction... more
Tuesday, 15 Jan 2019
We are looking for a professional to join the South Island Alliance Palliative Care Workstream (PCW) who has a strong understanding of palliative care and desire to drive service improvement, integration and equity. We are specifically interested in someone who can bring a service planning, integration and funding perspective to the Workstream. You may be in a DHB planning and funding, or... more
Thursday, 13 Dec 2018
Global healthcare technology company Orion Health has signed a commercial agreement with all five South Island District Health Boards (DHBs) to enable the delivery of technology to enhance clinical and operational efficiency and support improved patient care. Through the South Island Alliance, the five DHBs (Southern, South Canterbury, Canterbury, West Coast and Nelson-Marlborough) work... more
Thursday, 13 Dec 2018
Dr Matthew Croucher, Clinical Lead for the South Island Dementia Initiative The number of South Islanders living with dementia is rapidly increasing. What was a predicted wave whose leading edge lapped our feet in 2009 is now a wall of water bearing down on us. Most people reading this will have personal experience of someone in their own family circle with a... more
Thursday, 13 Dec 2018
Jayne Duffy and Rachael Smith meet Mark Leggett, general manager of the South Island Alliance. The UK-based founders of a workforce design framework, which has been steadily transforming the way health care is delivered across the South Island since 2015, recently visited Christchurch to share their expertise.  Jayne Duffy and Rachael Smith, of Effective... more
Monday, 10 Dec 2018
The South Island Stroke Study Day on 1 November 2018, held at Rolleston Lecture Theatre, Christchurch Hospital. Visiting stroke survivors in their own homes helped acute stroke unit nurse Debbie Allen to look at the person as a whole. “It’s about really seeing the person, not necessarily the patient,” she says. “When people are in hospital, a patient is who we... more
Monday, 12 Nov 2018
Chair of the Well Child Tamariki Ora Quality Improvement steering group, Michael McIlhone.  Throughout Michael McIlhone’s 37 year nursing career, a strong focus on women and children’s health has been a reoccurring theme. After becoming a registered nurse at the Christchurch Hospital School of Nursing in 1981, his first role was in the emergency department,... more
Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018
Senior Staff Nurse Andrew and Kendal try out the Fabio the Frog app An animated frog, who goes by the name of Fabio, is helping kids voice their opinions about their health care experience. Fabio the Frog is a funny (and sometimes inappropriate) character in an innovative app – designed to engage audiences aged six years and above. Kids interact... more
Thursday, 25 Oct 2018
Nurse practitioners are no longer the only nurses who can prescribe medicine. Some registered nurses (RNs) can too – if they have been certified by the Nursing Council of New Zealand. In the South Island, the five South Island Directors of Nursing have agreed to a regional policy and framework to support RN prescribing as part of the collaborative team environment in identified areas of need.... more
Thursday, 25 Oct 2018
This new and diverse role works within the Workforce Hub, South Island Alliance Programme Office which supports the South Island District Health Boards (DHBs) in the alliance framework. Your strong computer skills, ability to multi task and a positive attitude will be put to full use as you support the 23,000 plus users of healthLearn (the elearning platform for the South Island health... more
Thursday, 25 Oct 2018
  By Mark Leggett, General Manager, South Island Alliance Monday, 8 October saw the annual planning day for the members of the South Island Alliance. This year’s meeting brought together the Board Chairs and Chief Executives of the five South Island district health boards (DHBs), with the clinical and management leaders that support the various service... more
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
Staff profile – meet the team: Laura Jones, Portfolio Quality Assurance Lead, ISSLA Laura Jones, Portfolio Quality Assurance Lead, ISSLA Laura Jones was working for one of the largest HIV organisations in New York when she set a goal to move to New Zealand, inspired by the urge for a fresh start. Twelve years after boarding the plane to a country she... more
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
The South Island Alliance's Palliative Care Workstream Chair, Kate Grundy. presenting at a roadshow meeting.                                                                                                     Photo credit: Aleisha Whitehead A series of palliative care roadshows across the South Island is opening up dialogue on enhancing end-of-life care and... more
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
Hector Matthews, GM Maori representative on the South Island Workforce Development Hub Steering Group, and Executive Director, Māori and Pacific Health, Canterbury DHB. Guest editorial By Hector Matthews Our society and our sector are grappling with the issues of diversity and Inclusion. We have had the longest history of any other nation for... more