Celebrating Success

Recently the Ministry of Health has confirmed all district health board’s results against the six health targets for the final quarter of the 2010/2011 year. The performance of CMDHB was outstanding – we achieved five of the six targets and are closing very rapidly on the sixth (offering better help for smokers to quit). It is the best performance of a large DHB and one I hope you are all rightly proud of.

Apart from the simple success of delivering our business effectively on a day to day basis, your hard work also means we are:

  • delivering a great service to our Emergency Care patients (achieved 97%)
  • doing more elective surgery than we have ever delivered before (108%)
  • delivering well managed cancer treatments (100%)
  • meeting the national immunisations target for the first time (90%)
  • making sure as many patients as possible are supported to give up smoking – the single most important health gain for most of our patients (86%)
  • continually improving on our delivery of diabetes and cardiovascular services (74%)

My huge congratulations to all the staff involved who have, through great work and commitment, delivered great service. The challenge is now to build on this outstanding result to achieve the 2011/2012 targets!

For more information on CMDHB’s performance last quarter, click here

I’d also encourage you all to check out the CMDHB’s Sustainable Transport Expo on Tuesday of next week (at Middlemore) or Thursday of next week (at the Manukau SuperClinic). I’ll be talking more about transport on my blog soon but with an electric car, various cycles and free public transport passes available on the day, it’s a great way to start thinking about how you get to work each day.

Finally, please tune back in to my blog on Friday for my usual weekly post. I’ll be discussing the major strategic changes CMDHB is undertaking – there are big changes ahead and I’d love to have you all onboard from the start.



Author: Geraint Martin

Geraint Martin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Counties Manukau DHB in December 2006. It is one of the largest District Health Boards in New Zealand and services a population of half a million. He has significant experience over 30 years in national policy & in managing both primary and secondary care . Previously, he was Director of Health and Social Care Strategy at the Welsh Government .He authored a radical 10 year strategy of reform, including the successful “Saving 1000 lives” Campaign.Until 2004, he was CEO at Kettering General Hospital & had held senior positions in London & Birmingham.He has worked closely with clinicians in improving clinical standards,patient safety,chronic disease management & managing acute care to reduce hospital demand.In NZ, He has promoted clinical quality and leadership as central to improving patientcare. This has led to a significant increases in productivity and access, whilst maintaining financial balance. CMH has completed in 2014 a $500 m capital redevelopment programme, the largest in New Zealand. A central part of this is the establishment of Ko Awatea,the Centre for Innovation and Research which will underpin CMH as one of the the leading health systems in Australasia.In 2008, he chaired the Ministerial Review of Emergency Care in New Zealand, and in 2013 was an member of the Expert Advisory Panel on Health Sector Performance. Geraint has an MSc in Health Policy from Birmingham University .His post-graduate work has focused on health economics and Corporate Strategy . He is adjunct Professor of Healthcare Management at AUT and Victoria University, Wellington Elected in 2006 as a Companion of the Institute of Healthcare Management, previously he was an Associate Fellow at Birmingham University.He is is Chair of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, a member of the Institute of Directors, on the Board of the NZ Institute of Health Management & previously the Board of The NZ Health Quality and Safety Commission.

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