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The Rural Health Workstream is working towards improving health outcomes for the rural Canterbury population by enabling appropriate access to health care services in rural areas.

The Workstream is currently working to achieve equity of outcome across Canterbury by reviewing and planning the organisation and structure of rural health care services in context of the wider Canterbury health system.  This includes defining rural in the Canterbury context, promoting clinically and fiscally sustainable health services in rural areas, encouraging and recommending innovative solutions that support rural health services, and providing recommendations with a rural focus to other CCN Workstreams and Service Level Alliances.

The new Hurunui Hauora Advisory Group (HHAG) was formed late in 2021 to provide leadership for ongoing improvements and monitoring of the region’s access to health services.

18 people from across the district make up the dynamic group, with various perspectives, experiences and connections including farming, shearing, parenting, health providers, lived experience, migrant community, education, child and youth and older people, and people who identify as Māori and Filipino.

The group replaces the Hurunui Health Services Development Group (HHSDG), which was formed in 2015 to provide oversight to health service improvement and sustainability initiatives in the Hurunui region, and will report into the RHWS. 

The Oxford Community Health Advisory Group was formed late in 2020, to work alongside the with the Oxford Health Provider Alliance to progress changes that will benefit the community, and make local health services more sustainable.

These groups replace the Oxford and Surrounding Areas Health Service Development Group which was formed in 2016 to work with local health service providers and the community to develop a Model of Care for the Oxford and surrounding areas. 

The Model of Care was approved by the CCN Alliance Leadership Team in late 2018 and endorsed by the Canterbury DHB Board in early 2019. Some significant developments included work around making transport more sustainable; having additional support for mental health services; and work to create a locally-based 24/7 observation service.

Latest News
10Feb

Release of Decision Document for Kaikoura Health Te Hā O Te Ora

10 Feb, 2017 | Return|

Extract from the CDHB CEO Update on 6 February 2017:

We are pleased to announce that a new, integrated model of care has been approved for the key Kaikoura Health service providers (Canterbury DHB and Kaikoura Healthcare Ltd) in the new facility. This follows extensive work by the Kaikoura Health Establishment Team (KHET) with the Kaikoura community to define a model of care that will meet the community’s needs, and the resulting consultation with parties involved in providing health services.

The Canterbury DHB and Kaikoura Healthcare Ltd have decided to integrate the services within the facility; meaning that staff will be able to work across the facility and provide health services to the community as an integrated team.

We believe this is the first truly integrated service model that combines primary, secondary and tertiary level care along with aged residential care in one facility.

The Consultation Document of August 2016 was the first step in determining the practicalities for the two organisations, Canterbury DHB and Kaikoura Healthcare Ltd, to be able to work in an alliance to deliver an integrated service. The KHET would like to thank all of those who contributed feedback and comments in response to the consultation.

The decision document was due to be released in midNovember 2016, but was delayed owing to the November 2016 earthquakes in North Canterbury, during which Kaikoura Health was integral in providing emergency response to the Kaikoura district. KHET would like to mention that the response of the staff within Canterbury DHB and Kaikoura Healthcare Ltd was incredible and that they were able to provide a unified front, pitching in where needed and ensuring that the right services were delivered to those in the Kaikoura district.

After the declared state of emergency was lifted, the KHET met to ensure that the decision document would still meet the needs of the health services and the community. During this process, KHET agreed that there was a clear benefit of integrated and coordinated clinical resources. This was evident in the joined-up response to the earthquake by all staff within Canterbury DHB and Kaikoura Healthcare Ltd. Their response demonstrated the value of the health providers working as one team to serve the community. Although the quakes delayed the decision document, they provided some valuable lessons that support the intent of the decisions in the released document.

The key decisions made about the Clinical Leadership and Management Structure for Kaikoura Health Te Hā O Te Ora are:

» The disestablishment of the Practice Manager and Nurse Manager positions

» The establishment of a Clinical Director, Clinical Governance Group, Kaikoura Health Services Manager, Charge Nurse Manager and Clinical Nurse Specialist

» The adoption of an integrated logo to represent the Kaikoura Health Te Hā O Te Ora Facility.

The positions of Kaikoura Health Services Manager, Charge Nurse Manager and Clinical Nurse Specialist are being advertised soon. For more information about the decisions made, a copy of the decision document is available here

 

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