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Wednesday, 04 Mar 2020
We are looking for a new community representative on the South Island Health of Older People Service Level Alliance (HOPSLA) and we are keen to hear from people who have experience at providing services in the community. This may be as a non-government organisation or part of a DHB service. The position is not as a representative of all community services but rather someone with the experience... more
Thursday, 27 Feb 2020
The Alliance Training and South Island Data and Digital Health Strategy Workshop was held on 14 February. As healthcare and information technology constantly evolves, reviewing new ways of working is an integral part of collaborating as an alliance. The Alliance Training and South Island Data and Digital Health Strategy Workshop was held on 14 February in... more
Thursday, 27 Feb 2020
Canterbury DHB paediatric radiologist Kimberley Thomson presents at the annual South Island Child Protection Forum, held in Christchurch in February. Every day, there is an average of around 40 family violence episodes in Canterbury alone – and 61% of those cases involve at least one child under the age of 18, living with the perpetrator or victim. While... more
Wednesday, 19 Feb 2020
Elizabeth Hanan, of Dunedin, was Lakes District Hospital's first stroke patient to recieve thrombolysis treatment via telehealth technology. Elizabeth Hanan was just sitting down to dinner on Christmas Eve last year with family at their holiday home in Arrowtown, when her two daughters noticed her face looked lopsided and her speech was slurred. Concerned... more
Tuesday, 04 Feb 2020
Left to right: Deirdre Richardson, Facilitator l Mental Health and Addiction Workforce, South Island Alliance; Dale Sheehan, UC; and Dr Susan Bazyk, at the Every Moment Counts workshop held in Christchurch. Small moments can make big differences in how children feel and function in school. This was a key driver behind a series of mental health... more
Tuesday, 04 Feb 2020
This role supports DHBs and their local project teams with preparation, planning and implementation activities as part of their migration to the South Island Patient Information Care System (SIPICS). This is a single South Island platform to support patient administration across the five DHBs. Fixed term role to 24 December 2021 Have the flexibility to work from home anywhere in the South... more
Monday, 20 Jan 2020
We are looking for a new community representative on the South Island Health of Older People Service Level Alliance (HOPSLA) and we are keen to hear from people who have experience at providing services in the community. This may be as a non-government organisation or part of a DHB service. The position is not as a representative of all community services but rather someone with the experience... more
Sunday, 19 Jan 2020
We are seeking a Māori perspective on our South Island Health of Older People Service Level Alliance (HOPSLA).The position is not as a representative of all South Island Māori, but rather someone with the experience and skills, that can bring their knowledge and expertise to the table for discussion about identifying opportunities and reducing inequities for older people to live as well as they... more
Thursday, 19 Dec 2019
Photo credit: The Champion Centre Following the Government’s announcement of additional funding for child development services (CDS), the South Island has agreed on a regional plan to improve access to specialist services. As part of a regionally coordinated nationwide initiative, the Ministry of Health allocated over $2M to 10 South Island CDS... more
Monday, 16 Dec 2019
Paediatric Ketogenic Dietitian Charlene Tan-Smith (on screen) using Zoom technology (remote conferencing services using cloud computing) to communicate with Stephanie Emery A new strategy to improve and expand telehealth services across the South Island has been agreed by the five South Island DHBs.  “Technology is at a level now where, other than... more
Monday, 09 Dec 2019
South Island Cancer Consumer Group member, Isobel Stout Following a stage three cancer diagnosis in 2014, six months of chemotherapy, five weeks of radiation and a double mastectomy, Isobel Stout felt lost when her treatment was complete. “After such intensive interaction with medical staff for so long, suddenly you’re on your own. So, you think – now what?... more
Thursday, 05 Dec 2019
Hapu Wananga Wananga: (from left) Shaun Wharehoka, Poumanaaki Te Waka Hauora; Kylie Parkins, Portfolio Manager Maori Health WCDHB; Sarah Wills, Te Puawaitanga ki Otautahi Trust; Ditre Tamatea, GM Maori Health and Vulnerable Populations NMH; Tracy Sollitt, Te Tai o Poutini Trust; Lydia Mains, Manager Te Piki Oranga Motueka; Tracy Anderson, Waka Whenua; Rachael Peek,... more
Monday, 11 Nov 2019
South Island DHBs have recently reached the quarter million mark for recorded events on electronic incident risk management application, Safety1st. Safety1st supports users to improve processes to prevent harm and errors, improve safety, and manage risk more effectively – from identification through to resolution. Director Quality and Patient Safety, Sue Wood, says Safety1st has proven to be a... more