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October 2018

Consumer Council Meeting – October 2018

This month, members were joined by Interim CEO Derek Wright and Board Chair Sally Webb, Waikato DHB.  An update on the Health System Plan was provided.  There is a need for truly radical change in the way services are delivered as well as outcomes.  We need to understand from communities what their needs are and how the Waikato DHB can improve services to all.  The Council noted it is important to shift power back to communities - they know be...

Terms of Reference

Committee nameResearch Advisory Group (RAG) for the Waikato DHB Region

BackgroundWaikato DHB recently published its updated Vision and Strategy. One arm of the strategy is A centre of excellence in learning, training, research and innovation / Pae taumata
The four priorities for this strategic imperative are:

Build close and enduring relationships with local, national, and international education providers
Attract doctors, nurses, and allied health staff to...

Executive Leadership Team – Te Roopu Whakahaere

Chief Executive
Dr Kevin Snee

Executive Director, Chief Executive’s Office
Neville Hablous

Advisor to Chief Executive/Director Quality and Patient Safety 
Mo Neville

Chief Financial Officer
Andrew McCurdie

Chief Data Officer 
Marc ter Beek

Chief Medical Officer
Dr Gary Hopgood

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer 
Sue Hayward

Chief Advisor Allied Health, Scientific...

Visiting rules and tips

A warm welcome to everyone visiting patientsWe know that coming to hospital can be stressful and can cause anxiety. Our goal is to provide the best care for patients. We also wish to ensure the health, wellbeing and security of staff and visitors.

Please help us to do this by following these guidelines.

Be considerate. Please show consideration and respect for all patients and the staff caring for them. This will help us to deliver the best patient care for everyone in...

Suicide Prevention and Postvention

Suicide Prevention and PostventionOur position is that one suicide is one too many

Suicide prevention is everybody’s responsibility.  Everyone can have a role in promoting wellbeing, minimising harm and assisting those in crisis.
The Waikato DHB aims to reduce suicide and deliberate self-harm.
Strengthening mental health and wellbeing in the Waikato will make a positive difference in people’s lives. 
The Waikato District Health Board has an action plan which promot...

How to apply

Send your request to (or mail to Suicide Prevention and Postvention Coordinator, Quality and Patient Safety, 218 Pembroke Street, Hamilton 3204) stating:

the name of the conference or course
the dates
your usual place of residence
approximate anticipated expenditure (registration fee, travel costs, if you require accommodation)
include an email address or postal address
a copy of the information sheet o...

Key publications and policies

Setting our direction

Waikato DHB Health System Plan, Te Korowai Waiora (published August 2019)
A 10 year plan that sets out a pathway to meet the challenges of the future and to have a Waikato health system that works for our communities.

Waikato DHB Resource Review (published June 2019)
A commissioned review of Waikato DHB’s resources, to ascertain whether they are adequately allocated within the organisation, and identify areas where improvements can be...

Allied Health

Clinician knowledge in amputee rehabilitation at Waikato District Health BoardThis study aims to examine physiotherapists and occupational therapists knowledge of both upper and lower post prosthesis amputee rehabilitation across the care continuum within Waikato District Health Board. Determining the knowledge base and identifying any barriers to implementing best practice will inform future educational opportunities and initiatives to deliver quality patient care across service provision.
Allied Health research Research Learning and research

November 2018

Consumer Council Meeting - November 2018

The Consumer Council met with representatives from the Waikato Community Transport Forum. They talked about the vital role volunteer organisations play in supporting patients and whānau and highlighted the impact where the support for these volunteers falls short. In particular they pointed to discharge planning, unreliability of discharge times, and inconsistent funding and parking issues. There are some opportunities for the Consumer Counci...

For healthcare support staff

... on-going in-service training for the area they work in. Some areas have e-learning and other required or optional service education and training, including full study days that are open to healthcare support staff (for example, delirium, manual handling, health and safety, CPR refreshers).

Level 3 Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Careerforce)We offer the Level 3 Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Careerforce NZ) to Waikato DHB healthcare support staff and some other Waikato h...