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South Island Well Child Tamariki Ora Quality Improvement Survey for LMCs


The WCTO quality improvement project aims to improve integration, coverage and coordination of the WCTO programme. View the survey results here.


Quality Improvement Tool - driver diagram


A driver diagram is used to organise the theory of improvement for a project with a specific aim and measures. Here is an example of a driver diagram, from the Newborn Hearing Screening service at Southern DHB.


Information for the Lead Maternity Carer (LMC)

An update for all Lead Maternity Carers about the WCTO quality improvement project can be viewed here.


Quality indicators and dashboards

Each South Island DHB has identified the specific quality indicators and associated projects it will focus on as part of the Well Child Tamariki Ora Improvement project. The quality indicators for Q3 and Q4 2016 for each South Island DHB can be viewed here.

Data plays an important role in improving the performance of the Well Child Tamariki Ora programme. Therefore, timely and accurate data is essential.

To help measure quality improvements, West Coast DHB has developed a dashboard tool, which is available to all South Island DHBs.

The dashboard uses Ministry of Health data, which is released every six months, to show progress against the quality indicators. It identifies areas that have been achieved, are progressing well, or need further development.

To view the quality indicator dashboards for the September 2016 data, follow these links:

South Island overview



West Coast

South Canterbury


For details on how to access and use the dashboard tool, please contact: anna.foaese@siapo.health.nz

* Please be mindful that the interpretation of the quality improvement framework indicators (dashboards) are dependent on several variables such as how the data is reported and measured. Also the frequency of data reporting can vary between each indicator.


Additional information on the Well Child Tamariki Ora quality improvement indicators can be found on the Ministry of Health website link: