HealthShare – Midland DHB Shared Service Agency
To meet service and financial needs and Ministerial expectations the Midland Region DHBs recognised that there needs to be a structured and coordinated approach to the planning and delivery of services that would show benefits from a regional approach to delivery. To this end agreement was reached by the five Midland DHBs to initiate a Midland Regional Cooperation Project under the direction of the Midland Chairs and Chief Executives (CEs). Envisaged outcomes include:
- Revision of the constitution and governance structure of the existing entity, HealthShare Limited to permit the inclusion of regional services. HealthShare is equally owned by the five Midland DHBs, with each having 20% shareholding.
- Incorporation of regional planning and activities (i.e. Midland Regional Clinical Service Plan) and clinical services coordination (e.g. Midland Cancer Network, Midland Mental Health & Addictions Network) within HealthShare Limited;
- Consideration of the options for regional activity of back office and support functions in the areas of:
* Information Systems
* Legal and Regulatory
* Workforce (Recruitment/Learning & Development/IR)
* Media and Communications
* Audit and Risk
Project Manager Erica Holtsbaum has been seconded from Lakes DHB to progress a plan for the cooperative activities.
Midland Region Collaboration Project - "Staff Reports"
16 Aug 2011
Launch of HealthShare Midland DHBs
The official launch of the HealthShare Midland DHBs Shared Service Agency occurred on Friday 5th of August with an afternoon tea involving the HealthShare Board, DHB Board members, the Regional Cancer Network, Regional Quality and Assurance, Regional Strategic Planning and the Regional Mental Health & Addictions Network teams.
HealthShare Leadership Team Planning Day
A planning day for the HealthShare Leadership Team who have transitioned to the new entity was held on the 29th August 2011 at Narrows Landing, Hamilton.
Back L-R - Angela Norman (Regional Workforce), Cathy Cooney (Acting CE), Ian Goulton (Regional Planning) Jan Smith (Regional Cancer Network), Erica Holtsbaum (Project Lead), Helen Rowe (Regional Quality & Assurance)
Front L-R - Shamima Mohammed (Executive PA), Veronica Butterworth (Regional Smoke Free), Cathy Taylor (Regional Planning), Eseta Nonu-Reid (Regional Mental Health & Addictions)
Absent: Darrin Hackett (Regional IT)