Delivering more for the people of Counties Manukau

Posted by Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman | Minister of Health on 9 March 2017 |

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Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says under this Government the people of Counties Manukau are getting more of the health services they need.

“We’re focused on delivering results, ensuring New Zealanders can access more services. In health, our results speak for themselves,” says Dr Coleman.

In Counties Manukau DHB:

  • Elective surgeries are up 34%
  • Orthopaedic elective surgeries are up 14%
  • Hips and knee replacements are up 22%
  • First Specialist Assessments are up 33%

These results are supported by the $425 million funding increase Counties Manukau DHB has received over the last eight years. Counties Manukau DHB will receive an extra $56 million in new money this year, taking the DHB’s total funding to $1.4 billion for 2016/17.

These results are supported by the $425 million funding increase Counties Manukau DHB has received over the last eight years. Counties Manukau DHB will receive an extra $56 million in new money this year, taking the DHB’s total funding to $1.4 billion for 2016/17.

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Notes to Editors

Counties Manukau DHB
2008
2016
Change
% Change

Elective Surgeries

13,345

17,867

4,522

34%

Orthopaedic elective surgeries

1,822  

2,083

261

14% 

Hip and Knee Replacements

818

994

176

22%

First Specialist Assessment

44,083

58,759

14,673

33%