Summary of Consumer Council Meeting – February 2021
This was the first hui for 2021 so it was good to be able to catch up on the news and events that have been happening.
Rhonda Dames, Project Manager Health Point, presented about to the Consumer Council about the structure, aims, achievements and goals of Health Point. Health Point is a comprehensive health service which provides the ability to digitally access information about health care providers, referral expectations, services offered and common treatments in one place. The Waikato DHB partnered with Health Point last year and their website can be found at https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/.
Following on from the November hui Andrea Mockford and Laarnie Tagalong presented an update on the Releasing Time to Care project (a nurse-led programme which aims to improve processes for patients, whānau and to improve care) and positive changes put in place following patient surveys.