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Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017
Emma Bell, Southern Cancer Network (SCN)  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 Kiwi husband Garry, dog Baxter, Alfie the cat, and two pet hens named Mildred and Miss Brahms. Emma met... more
Thursday, 03 Aug 2017
GPs and other health professionals will focus on improving the quality of care for stroke patients at a 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
Wednesday, 02 Aug 2017
The right information available where and when it’s needed most – that’s what HealthOne means for over one million people in the South Island.  With the launch of HealthOne in Nelson Marlborough this week, all five South Island DHBs are now sharing relevant patient information electronically. General practice teams can view a person’s test results and discharge... more
Thursday, 27 Jul 2017
From neonatal to elderly health services, the new South Island Alliance general manager’s career spans across 30 years of clinical and executive management. Bringing an in-depth expertise to the role, Mark Leggett describes his career so far as ‘eclectic’. “My background means that I can bring a new perspective to the mix,” he says. “We all come to work to... more
Thursday, 20 Jul 2017
In the lead-up to the annual South Island Stroke Study Day, a stroke carer and survivor shares her experience of how the quality of stroke care in New Zealand has improved. Stroke has been a big part of Shona Andrell’s life for over 20 years. She has been involved in the care and support of both stroke survivors and carers since her husband Ian’s first stroke in 1996 – and... more
Thursday, 06 Jul 2017
  The new chair of Information Services SLA brings extensive knowledge and skill to the role. Graham Crombie, Dunedin chartered accountant and owner/director of Innovatio Ltd, has many years of experience in audit, governance and consulting.  Graham is currently chair of a number of boards, including Dunedin City Holdings, Dunedin City Treasury, Otago Museum Trust Board,... more
Thursday, 06 Jul 2017
The second South Island palliative care engagement forum is being held on Thursday 20 July, 3 – 4.30pm. Interested people from across the sector are welcome to join the conference either at the venue in Christchurch or via video conference (details below). Presented by the South Island Alliance’s Palliative Care Workstream (PCW), this year’s forum... more
Thursday, 06 Jul 2017
  A Southern DHB MDM in action Southern DHB’s innovative cancer multidisciplinary meeting (MDM) system will soon be supporting quality clinical decision-making for cancer patients across the South Island. Designed by local clinicians and an IT developer, the electronic MDM system has been in use in Southern DHB since 2013. It is being made... more
Thursday, 06 Jul 2017
South Island Alliance Programme Coordinator Keith Todd, at Mount Pleasant Yacht Club, before taking out the Sunburst. Tending to the grounds at Leicester General Hospital in the UK as a 17-year-old is how Keith Todd began his career in health. He trained to become a nurse the following year, working in intensive care, cardiac and general... more
Thursday, 22 Jun 2017
Every year in New Zealand, an estimated 1,800 people die from trauma – and mostly before they get to a hospital. For those who survive, their injuries can have a profound and lasting impact on their life. Injured patients stand the best chance of making a good recovery if the trauma system performs well. In support of this, a national database – the Major Trauma Registry – has... more
Thursday, 22 Jun 2017
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Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017
  Canterbury DHB ACP facilitator Jane Goodwin, and HOPSLA facilitator Jane Large, led the video conference and review. An electronic advance care plan (ACP) has been trialed and reviewed by clinicians across the South Island. The draft document is being tested in a mock environment to see how it performs and the feedback provided... more
Thursday, 08 Jun 2017
The South Island Clinical Advisory Group for childhood healthy weight releases an update following its monthly meeting. See below for the May update: May 2017 more
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
The NZ Hi-Tech Awards are held every year to celebrate New Zealand’s vibrant technology sector. Congratulations to the HealthOne team - a partnership between Canterbury District Health Board, Orion Health and Pegasus Health - who won the award for Best Technology Solution for the Public Sector. HealthOne is being rolled out across the region through the South Island... more
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
For all the latest on Lippincott New Zealand Instance, including usage data, new guidelines, survey results and much more. Lippincott New Zealand Instance - May 2017 newsletter  more