To meet service and financial needs and Ministerial expectations, the Midland Region DHBs recognised that there needs to be a structured and coordinated approach to the planning and delivery of services that would show benefits from a regional approach to delivery. To this end agreement was reached by the five Midland DHBs to initiate a Midland Regional Cooperation Project under the direction of the Midland Chairs and Chief Executives (CEs). Envisaged outcomes include:
- Revision of the constitution and governance structure of the existing entity, HealthShare Limited to permit the inclusion of regional services. HealthShare is equally owned by the five Midland DHBs, with each having 20% shareholding
- Incorporation of regional planning and activities (i.e. Midland Regional Clinical Service Plan) and clinical services coordination (e.g. Midland Cancer Network, Midland Mental Health & Addictions Network) within HealthShare Limited
- Consideration of the options for regional activity of back office and support functions.
Midland Regional Mental Health and Addictions Network
The Midland Mental Health & Addictions Network was established in 2005, following a review undertaken by the Midland Chief Executives. The network was reconfigured with more emphasis placed on sector wide integration and involvement in regional strategic planning and integration.
A Mission Statement was developed that aligned to the key functions of the network:
Mental Health and Addiction Service Development, Workforce Development,Relationships and Partnerships.
Underpinned by a vision that was developed in 2005:
Living well with supportive systems.
The Midland Mental Health & Addiction Network Healthshare Accountability framework
The Midland Mental Health & Addictions Network team has a multi-layered accountability framework that feeds information up, down and across the multiple stakeholders. Although the formal upward reporting structure will change over time, it is important that key relationships with the GMs Planning and Funding and Maori Health continue to be maintained and enhanced. The Midland regional forums will also change over the coming six months as we continue to align the forums into coordinated or managed networks.
Midland District Health Boards
Te Hanga Whaioranga Mo Te Iwi - Building Healthy Communities
Waikato DHB serves a population of more than 360,000 people, stretching from the northern tip of Coromandel Peninsula to south of Taumaranui, and from Raglan in the west to Waihi in the east. About 40 per cent of its population lives in rural areas.
Lakes DHB is responsible for funding and providing healthcare services for the 102,000 people who live in its region. The Lakes DHB runs hospitals at Rotorua and Taupo. Other providers include primary care, private providers (dentists, pharmacists, allied health providers), Maori providers, mental health service providers and non-government organisations.
Approximately one third of the Lakes population lives in the Taupo region and two thirds live in the Rotorua region. A total of 32 per cent of the Lakes population is Maori, and the Lakes region has a small (approximately 3,600) but growing Pacific population.
Improving, promoting, protecting and caring for the health and wellbeing for the people of Taranaki
Taranaki Together, A Healthy Community
Taranaki Whanui He Rohe Oranga
Taranaki DHB serves a population of 104,280 people, or 2.8 per cent of New Zealand’s population. Between the 2001 and 2006 census, the population usually resident in the region increased by 1,266, or 1.2 per cent.
- 15.8 per cent of the population are identified as Maori (14.6 per cent nationally).
- 1.4 per cent identified as Pacific peoples (6.9 per cent nationally).
- 2.1 per cent as Asian (9.2 per cent nationally).
- 80.7 per cent as European and other (69.3 per cent nationally).
Bay of Plenty DHB
Healthy, thriving communities. Kia Momoho te Hapori Oranga
The Bay of Plenty DHB serves a population of 200,000 on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, taking in the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatane, Kawerau and Opotiki. It has the second fastest population growth rate of all New Zealand’s district health boards.
Working together to elevate the well-being of Tairawhiti
Mahia nga mahi i roto i te kotahitanga kia piki ake to oranga o te Tairawhiti
Located in Gisborne, New Zealand, Tairawhiti District Health (TDH) is responsible for funding and ensuring the provision of health services for those in need of personal health and disability services. This work is done in the community and from Gisborne Hospital. In the 2006 census, Tairawhiti had a resident population of 44,499 or 1.1 per cent of the national population. With a population density of 5.3 people square kilometre it is one the North Island’s the most remote and sparely populated districts.
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