Record ED Success 27 May 2012
- HOP Strategy submissions close in 7 days News
- Helping those with health conditions into work News
- Gordon Campbell on the challenges of Keytruda funding News
- National bowel screening roll-out next steps News
- Gordon Campbell on the Judith Collins charm offensive News
- Improved planning framework for mental health services News
- Over 150 pharmacies provide warfarin service News
- New appointment to FSANZ Board Kiwi Success
- Minister thanks community for disability strategy feedback News
- Taranaki angiography suite officially opened News
Health Minister Tony Ryall says the latest National Health Targets results show record success for emergency departments throughout the country. Hospital EDs are treating patients faster than at any time since the targets began in 2009.
“More than half the district health boards are now achieving the target of 95 per cent of patients getting admitted, discharged or transferred from an ED within six hours,” Mr Ryall says.
“This is what you get when doctors, nurses and their teams work more efficiently together. EDs are a barometer of how a whole hospital works and the only way to reduce ED waiting times is if the rest of the hospital works in sync with ED.”
“It’s particularly good to see that Capital and Coast DHB has improved by five per cent this quarter. This is the second consecutive quarter they have made the largest improvement of all the DHBs – they’ve improved by 13 per cent since quarter one.”
111, 794 elective surgeries were performed by the DHBs, five per cent ahead of target. That’s five thousand more surgeries for patients than planned.
Mr Ryall says five district health boards, Wairarapa, Hawke’s Bay, MidCentral, Lakes and Southern, have reached the 95 per cent result with the immunisation target.
“Nationally we have achieved 92 per cent coverage which is a great improvement from 2007 when only 67 per cent of two year olds were immunised on time,” says Health Minister Tony Ryall.
“We are very close to achieving the target nationally – only 367 extra children who are about to turn two need to be immunised before 30 June to bring the national coverage up to 95 per cent.
Every cancer patient ready for radiation treatment started within four weeks of their first specialist assessment. This is the world gold standard for cancer treatment and we are extending the target to include medical oncology patients next quarter.
‘Better Help for Smokers to Quit’ has also made significant improvements. 91 per cent of smokers now get advice and help to quit compared to less than half when the targets began.
This is the first quarter that the new target ‘More heart and diabetes checks’ has been reported. The target is for 60 per cent of eligible patients to have had their cardiovascular risk assessed within five years. We’re aiming to lift that to 90 per cent by June 2014.
National Health Target results will be published in newspapers on Tuesday.
(New Zealand Government)
25 Aug 2016 News
New Zealand Government Hon Gerry BrownleeMinister of Defence 25 August 2016 Minister welcomes Baghdad appointment Defence Minister... more
29 Aug 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 29 August 2016 03:47 PM Auckland Council debt rises 4.1% to $7.6 billion on infrastructure spending By... more
24 Aug 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ trade deficit narrows in July from year earlier as imports fall faster than exports By Jonathan ... more
18 Jul 2016 Lifestyle
The Outlook for Someday Young New Zealanders Making Films For Good What does sustainability mean to you? Since 2007 The Outlook for... more
3 Aug 2016 Property
Wednesday 03 August 2016 10:30 AM Auckland house prices are stabilising, may have plateaued, Barfoot says Aug. 3 (BusinessDesk) -... more
2 Aug 2016 Property
Article - BusinessDesk NZ home values rise at fastest quarterly pace in 12 years By Tina Morrison Aug. 2 (BusinessDesk) - New... more
30 Mar 2016 Migration
British High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair is defending changes to skilled migrant rules for Britain but suggests they won't affect... more
25 Aug 2016 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Wagner using the new eGates at Wellington Airport.... more
10 Aug 2016 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk Wednesday 10 August 2016 12:19 PM Aug. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand accommodation providers had their... more
25 Aug 2016 Motor Sport
25 Aug 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the end game in Spain First published on Werewolf more
11 Aug 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the Impotence of the Reserve Bank First published on Werewolf more
29 Aug 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Jo Goodhew Minister for Food Safety 29 August 2016 Jane Lancaster has been appointed to the Food ... more
12 Aug 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Hekia ParataMinister of Education 12 August 2016 Appointments to New Zealand National Commission for... more
3 Aug 2016 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment 3 August 2016 Jobs growth continues... more
3 Aug 2016 State of the Market Report
Wednesday 03 August 2016 11:57 AM NZ private sector wage inflation misses expectations in June quarter Aug. 3 (BusinessDesk) - New... more