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Wednesday, 16 May 2018
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 administration system. SI PICS Regional Programme Manager Nick Lanigan says the Nelson... 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
Monday, 07 May 2018
Healthy and happy: Leonie and her six week old son, Juliaz-Reign Polamalu. Maternal smoking is the largest modifiable risk factor affecting foetal and infant health in the developed world.  While the number of New Zealand women who continue to smoke during pregnancy is a major health concern, prospective parenthood often provides motivation to stop smoking –... more
Monday, 30 Apr 2018
Stacy Belser, South Island Regional Planning Coordinator, at the South Island Alliance Programme Office. From providing strategic planning for peacekeeping missions to ministerial support for public feedback on health services, Stacy Belser’s career was built on a desire to help people and improve systems from behind the scenes. Originally from Nelson,... more
Monday, 30 Apr 2018
Heather Casey, Chair of the Mental Health and Addiction Services SLA There are many priority areas I could focus on within this editorial; the social determinants of health, the First 1000 Days, people-centred services, population health, health promotion and building healthy communities to name just a few – all of them important concepts. However, I will... more
Monday, 30 Apr 2018
Christine McDonald, Administrator for the Canterbury DHB Professional Development Unit, and Neil Hellewell, of the South Island healthLearn project. Celebrating five years this month since it was launched, healthLearn (elearning platform) has over 21,000 registered users across the South Island. Providing flexible 24/7 access to a range of courses for the... more
Monday, 09 Apr 2018
With the resignation of the current Chair/Upper South Island senior clinician representative on the Southern Cancer Network (SCN), we wish to fill this vacancy. The SCN is one of four regional cancer networks, funded by the Ministry of Health to improve cancer care in the South Island.  Our work is directed by priorities and plans set by the Ministry and South Island district health boards... more
Thursday, 05 Apr 2018
Do you thrive on juggling numerous tasks while keeping a great sense of humour? Looking for a new challenge that utilises your exceptional organisational skill? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you. The South Island Alliance Programme Office (SIAPO) supports the South Island District Health Boards (DHBs) in the (Best for People, Best for System) Alliance framework and are on the... more
Thursday, 05 Apr 2018
(From left) Hilary Exton, Director of Allied Health; Stella Ward, Executive Director of Allied Health; Vicki  Prout, Team Leader Community Physiotherapist; and Anne Buckley, Allied Health Facilitator and Project Manager for the South Island Alliance’s Workforce Development Hub. The accreditation of New Zealand’s first Calderdale Framework practitioners is... more
Thursday, 05 Apr 2018
Marj Allen's three year term as consumer voice of the PCW has come to an end and the group is looking for a new member. The consumer voice is an invaluable part of health care planning. Providing feedback on what’s working and what needs to be improved from a patient point-of-view, it’s the consumer experience of the health system that will ensure services are... more
Monday, 19 Mar 2018
Did you receive the HOPSLA Delirium Self-reflection toolkit for inpatient teams? Then please take 3-4 minutes to answer all the questions (up to 6). We would like to find out what has been useful and get ideas to improve the toolkit for next year. If you did or did not use the tool, please complete this brief survey: Link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/delirium_feedback  Survey closes... more
Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018
Dr Yoram Barak, consultant psychogeriatrician at Dunedin Public Hospital. An online dementia education module has received positive feedback from health care professionals across the country since it was launched last year. Over 300 general practitioners, nurses and other health professionals completed the course from July to December 2017, which was... more
Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018
Nicholas Glubb, Southern Cancer Network manager  Next month will mark 40 years working in health for Nicholas Glubb, who began his career as a student psychiatric nurse at Cherry Farm Hospital in March, 1978. Based in Dunedin, the role eventually led to helping manage change in a number of mental health and disability services around the... more