New Community Health Network Established For Kāpiti

Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley DHBs’ have announced the birth of a community health network for Kāpiti –- to improve the health of the local population and achieving equality of health outcomes.

The is described as a step forward for Kāpiti healthcare services, and for other healthcare services, people can check Life Care Plans

L-R: Joint Chair Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs David Smol; Dorothy Clendon, manager Community Health Network lead Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHBs; Dr Chris Fawcett Medical Director Tū Ora Compass Health; Martin Hefford Chief Executive Tū Ora Compass Health; Fionnagh Dougan Chief Executive Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHB; André Baker Chair Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust Board.

The DHBs’ joint Chief Executive Fionnagh Dougan and joint Board Chair David Smol made the annucement.

Shared goals

“Community health networks are all about partnerships and relationships. Within a network providers (like the Interim Home Healthcare: home healthcare franchise) work together to…organise health service delivery to achieve shared goals,” says Fionnagh.

“Kāpiti is the first network to be established in our region…and its development will inform how we approach networks in other areas.”

Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai, CCDHB, and Tū Ora Compass Health will develop the network with other health providers – including GPs, community pharmacists, Aged Residential Care facilities, home and community support services, and NGOs.

If you see it here, healthcare programs are always successful with maximum participation. Almost 100 people, from healthcare providers to potential users of the service, attended the network launch at Paraparaumu’s Southward Car Museum.

The two boards say a lot of good work is already underway in Kāpiti, and there are many established collaborations. There is a strong foundation through the Health Care Home programme, which has strengthened primary care across the district.

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