Wairoa: Integrated health services and workforce reconfiguration
Hawkes Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) is being supported by Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) to design and implement an integrated model of health services in Wairoa that best meets the needs of the local community, and to identify a sustainable workforce model to support the integrated services.
This project is linked to a separate capital project to redesign the facilities in Wairoa which is being developed, managed, and funded by HBDHB.
Delivery of healthcare in Wairoa is challenging due to socio-economic determinants, health status, workforce pressures and geographic isolation.
The current service model in Wairoa is unsustainable and there are considerable issues with workforce cover. The region struggles to attract and retain health care professionals and current services have developed in an ad hoc manner with fragmentation and duplication of services.
An integration of primary and secondary health care services is proposed, with the exact configuration to be developed in consultation with the local community including primary care and HBDHB staff.
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