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Successful Year for NMDHB

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After a Successful Year NMDHB Releases Annual Plan for 2011/12

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB) has had a successful year, and has finished with a $711,000 surplus after starting the year with an expected deficit of $700,000.

The DHB's 2011/12 Annual Plan signed off last week by the Minister of Health showed the DHB is planning for a break even position for the current year.

Chief Executive John Peters said, "The Rutherford Initiative was a key element in achieving this result for 2010/11, however the budget for 2011/12 is again extremely challenging and will require a continued focus on reducing expenditure.

"Other factors that assisted the turn-around in the last financial year were the new Executive Leadership Team structure that has greater accountability and control of budgets; we also received funding for Christchurch Aged Residential Care displaced residents, but only received notice of this in late June."

Board Chair Jenny Black said, "I would like to thank all staff, management and the Board for their contribution and ongoing support in returning the organisation to a break even position.

"This Annual Plan 2011/12 is the second year of a three-year programme to achieve viability for services we fund and provide.

"We continue the progress made in 2010/11 to reduce our deficit and to achieve a break even position by the end of 2012/13."

Mr Peters added his thanks to staff and said the DHB's continued focus would be on the optimal use of funding to provide services that meet the needs of the Nelson Marlborough population.

"Our overarching goals are to achieve the best health outcomes for our patients and financial viability for the district and regional health sectors."

The Annual Plan outlines the implementation of patient-centred service delivery through the more clinically focussed Executive Leadership Team. This new structure has strengthened clinical leadership across the district through increasing clinical involvement across specialist and community services.

The DHB will continue to work with Primary Health Organisations, Mental Health providers and Iwi providers to achieve greater collaboration through health systems that work better across the full span of services.

The Annual Plan also outlines how the regional delivery of services across the South Island will be implemented through the South Island Regional Health Services Plan.

The Annual Plan is available from the DHB website <a href=""></a>


DHB Annual Plan

National Health Goals

For the 2011/12 year the Minister of Health has signalled a continued focus on ensuring that health services deliver better, sooner and more convenient care for all New Zealanders.:

1. Improving service and reducing waiting times

2. Providing high quality and safe patient-centred care through clinical leadership

3. Delivering services closer to home

4. Ensuring safe and efficient services for older people

5. Collaborating regionally

Regional Health Services Strategy and Implementation Action Plan

South Island Region

In line with the functions and responsibilities of DHBs, collectively and individually the SI DHBs are delivering on the priorities and expectations of the Minister and Ministry of Health in order to achieve the Government's long-term goals for the health sector:

At a regional level, in support of the national vision, the South Island DHB Alliance is working collaboratively to deliver a clinically and fiscally sustainable South Island Health System where services are provided as close to people's homes as possible.

In order to contribute to this regional vision and improve health outcomes for our individual populations, the South Island DHBs are making substantial and associated shifts in the way we work and interact regionally through the South Island DHB Alliance. NMDHB will support the delivery and implementation of the South Island Regional Health Services Plan.

Our regional approach is focused on the achievement of four key regional strategic goals or regional outcomes:

1. South Island people take greater responsibility for their own health.

2. South Island people are supported to stay well in their own homes and communities.

3. South Island people receive timely and appropriate complex care.

4. South Island people are supported to live and die well

Through the new South Island DHB Alliance, the South Island Chairs and Chief Executives mandated a formal process through which the five South Island DHBs can work together to optimise resource utilisation. The next development of the SIRHSP Plan covers optimal resource utilisation and a ten-year strategic direction.

Health 2030 Strategy

We are achieving our HEALTH 2030 Strategy through transforming models of care involving:

� clinical engagement and leadership across the continuum of care in decision making

� changing established practice in community, primary and secondary settings of care through Clinical Pathways that put the patient at the centre of thinking

� improving district wide services (primary and secondary) approach

� achieving benefits from the Wairau Redevelopment

� continuing the Optimising Patient Journey and Rutherford Initiative, both aimed at improving viability

� completing the Golden Bay Integrated Family Health Centre

� completing a new After Hours and extended primary care facility in Nelson

� supporting people to manage their health and stay well

� focusing on better coordination and integration of care for people who have multiple long-term conditions

� measuring our success through implementing Patient Reported Outcomes beginning with planned interventions (individual) and PHO Enrolled People.

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