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,
The DHBs’ joint Chief Executive Fionnagh Dougan and joint Board Chair David Smol made the annucement.
“Community health networks are all about partnerships and relationships. Within a network, providers 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.
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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