Te Whatu Ora Chief Executive Margie Apa has today reported the first series of monthly metrics for the new entity.
Twelve performance metrics have been agreed by the Board. These consist of six existing indicators previously reported on and six newly reported indicators relating to planned care, emergency department presentations and admissions from an emergency department to an inpatient ward.
“What we are releasing today is a stepping-stone to future reporting,” said Margie Apa. “This will be followed shortly by our first Quarter 1 Report.
“With Pae Ora – healthy futures as our central focus, publication of monthly performance metrics will provide transparency and accountability to both the public and our workforce and show progress as well as areas where we need to focus as we strive to improve New Zealanders' health and their lived experience of our health system.
“We acknowledge that the metrics we are reporting today do not cover all aspects of the services we provide for New Zealanders; however, we are committed to working with our health system partners to improve our approach incrementally, including greater reporting on primary and community services and looking at new ways of reporting, for example, interactive tools.
“Te Pae Tata Interim New Zealand Health Plan clearly outlines what Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora will do differently in the next two years to build the foundations of a sustainable, unified health system that better serves all our communities. I have confidence we can achieve this.”
Prior to the establishment of Te Whatu Ora on 1 July 2022, health system performance was reported by Manatū Hauora - Ministry of Health and individual District Health Boards.