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Friday, 30 Jun 2017
  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 surgery before moving into nursing IT and management, which led him to other clinical service and general management roles. From hospital gardener to the South... 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... 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
Thursday, 27 Apr 2017
Sonya Morice, Information Services SLA Facilitator/Project Manager From OT to IT, Sonya Morice has a broad range of clinical and analytic experience that makes her a valuable member of the South Island Alliance’s Information Services team. Sonya joined the South Island Alliance five years ago and moved into her current role as Facilitator of the... more
Thursday, 27 Apr 2017
South Island Alliance Programme Office General Manager Jan Barber, walking down from the Towers trek, Torres del Paine, Chile, January 2017 I have often been asked about how I planned my career to end up with the general manager role at the South Island Alliance Programme Office. It has certainly not been a planned career but one where I have... more
Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017
Janfrey Doak, Southern Cancer Network Project Manager South Island cancer multi-disciplinary meetings (MDMs) have been the subject of an extensive review by the Southern Cancer Network, and a set of recommendations and areas for further action have been identified as a result. International evidence shows that multidisciplinary care is key to providing... more
Monday, 24 Apr 2017
NZ Certificate graduates at Wakari ceremony. Left to right: Ingrid Roberts (occupational therapist), Lynn Mclachlan (physiotherapist and Careerforce assessor), Hannah Clark (professional leader dental therapy and Careerforce assessor), graduates Sue Clark, Baillie Gray, Carla Benfell, Natasha Snell, Kirsty Donaldson). Five health... more
Thursday, 13 Apr 2017
Physiotherapist Tim Li investigates the courses available on healthLearn. Health professionals across the South Island now have access to an e-learning platform, healthLearn. The Canterbury and West Coast-based system has now been rolled out into South Canterbury and Southern districts. Nelson/Marlborough district currently uses the Ko Awatea LEARN platform,... more
Thursday, 30 Mar 2017
With the annual Conversations that Count Day on Wednesday 5 April, now is the time to start thinking about how to encourage people to talk about and plan for their future and end-of-life care. Created to raise awareness about advance care planning, the event is held slightly earlier than previous years. The theme for 2017 is once again ‘Get them Talking’. Coordinated by the Advance... more
Thursday, 30 Mar 2017
Two new regional guides to support nursing managers are available: South Island Guide to Handling Concerns about the health of a nurse is a practical guide for managing any health concern that may be impacting on practice. The document is designed to complement but not replace local guidelines and advice from occupational health and human resource departments.  South Island Rostering... more
Thursday, 30 Mar 2017
The South Island Clinical Advisory Group for childhood healthy weight releases an update following its monthly meeting. See below for this month's update: March 2017 more