X
A A A
GO

Hauora Tuawhenua

  • About
  • Latest News

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.

Latest News
02Nov

Reestablishment of Oxford Provider Group

02 Nov, 2022 | Return|

Getting busy Oxford service providers together is no mean feat, but Oxford Community Health Centre Practice Manager Sue Taaffe is leading the charge to re-establish the Oxford Provider Group.

During September, representatives from the local general practice, hospital, Aged Care Facility, pharmacy, St John, police, Oxford Community Trust, Access Community Health, Pegasus Health and CCN gathered at the Oxford A&P Hall.

Sue said she appreciated everyone making time to connect during an incredibly busy and stretched time. 

“The group stopped meeting due to COVID-19, but with Te Whatu Ora developing localities across Aotearoa as a fundamental part of the health system’s reform the timing is now right to come together in an integrated way,” says Sue.   

“It’s important to connect, so we know the strengths and weakness of our services in Oxford and how we all fit into the jigsaw for the wellbeing of our community.”

The aim of their recent meeting was to review the Terms of Reference and group membership, to ensure the group has a good cross section of providers across the community. 

“We want to ensure we’re partnering with the right people from the start, including local iwi, Ministry of Social Development, education and local council.”

At the meeting they also discussed re-establishing the Oxford Community Health Advisory Group to sit alongside the provider group to ensure the community is heard and services are people and whānua-centred and adapting to their needs.  

“There has been a strong appetite to reconnect and a strong desire to work together for our community. This commitment will be the key to the success of this group.”

CCN Programme Manager Linda Wensley said the Oxford Provider Group and Community Health Advisory Group were established, following the Oxford and Surrounding Areas Health Service Model of Care work, to enable providers to collectively identify ways to improve access to the services and support needed by their community.    

“It is extremely heartening Oxford providers are committed to collaborating to enhance the wellbeing of their community. Also, to support the re-establishment of the consumer group as a way of hearing from the community about what matters to them,” says Linda.

“We look forward to hearing how this work progresses.” 

The next meeting is at the end of November.

About the Author

Related

Canterbury rural hospitals update

Canterbury rural hospitals update

Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha Canterbury says continued sustained pressures on the health system have delay...

Read More >
Find out more about proposals to enhance local health services

Find out more about proposals to enhance local health services

The community is being invited to find out more about a series of proposals designed to enhance exis...

Read More >
Waitaha’s rural hospitals reopen

Waitaha’s rural hospitals reopen

The first residents were welcomed back to Ellesmere Hospital on Monday 31 October. Te Whatu Ora Wait...

Read More >
Being prepared for future emergencies

Being prepared for future emergencies

Picture this, the sun is shining and snow-capped mountains provide a picturesque backdrop for what’...

Read More >
Simplifying access to after-hours care in Ashburton

Simplifying access to after-hours care in Ashburton

From 1 June Ashburton residents only need to call one number to access health care after-hours – th...

Read More >
Health service enhancements come to fruition

Health service enhancements come to fruition

A trial collaboration between the Hurunui’s general practices and St John means local people can ac...

Read More >
Useful resources

Work Plan 2021-22

For Rural Health Workstream. Read full CCN work plan.