Health Targets News
2017 - 2018 Health Target Results
How is the Southern DHB performing in 2017/2018 - click here (will open a new browser window to the Ministry of Health - How is my DHB performing 2017/18 )
Previous Health Target Results
2016 - 2017 Click here (will open a new browser window to the Ministry of Health - How is my DHB performing 2016/17)
2015 - 2016 Click here (will open a new browser window to the Ministry of Health - How is my DHB performing 2015/16)
2014 - 2015 Click here (will open a new browser window to the Ministry of Health - How is my DHB performing 2014/15)
Health targets are a set of national performance measures specifically designed to improve the performance of health services that reflect significant public and government priorities. They provide a focus for action.
The impact they make can be measured to see how they are improving health for all New Zealanders. Three of the six health targets focus on patient access, and three focus on prevention.
Health targets are reviewed annually to ensure they align with health priorities. The current targets are listed below.
|Shorter stays in Emergency Departments||95 percent of patients will be admitted, discharged, or transferred from an Emergency Department (ED) within six hours.|
|Improved access to elective surgery||the volume of elective surgery will be increased by an average 4,000 discharges per year.|
|Faster cancer treatment||
90% of patients receive their first cancer treatment (or other management) within 62 days of being referred with a high suspicion of cancer and a need to be seen within 2 weeks.
95% of 8-months-olds will have their primary course of immunisation (6 weeks, 3 months and 5 months immunisation events) on time.
|Better help for smokers to quit||
90% of PHO enrolled patients who smoke have been offered help to quit smoking by a health care practitioner in the last 15 months.
90% of pregnant women who identify as smokers upon registration with a DHB-employed midwife or Lead Maternity Carer are offered brief advice and support to quit smoking.
|Raising healthy kids||By December 2017, 95% of obese children identified in the B4 School Check programme will be offered a referral to a health professional for clinical assessment and family-based nutrition, activity and lifestyle interventions.|
For more information please see the Health targets page on the Ministy of Health's website.