Embedded within Counties Manukau District Health Board (CM Health), our mandate is to lead an innovative approach to achieving sustainable, high-quality healthcare services. This will in turn bring positive health outcomes for patients and communities across three tiers:
- Locally: We are dedicated to CM Health and to improving the health and well being of our South Auckland communities;
- Nationally: We are committed to improving patient outcomes for all New Zealanders; and
- Internationally: We work closely with partners in the Asia-Pacific region and the rest of the world.
We understand that to meet the increasing demands on the health system we need to shift from from reactive care to proactive health promotion. Ko Awatea develops leadership for improvement, builds will, creates new ways of thinking and executes change programmes. We do this whilst continually building capability in our system to improve system wide processes.
We are a centre of excellence. We have adopted a holistic approach to problem solving and believe collaborating – not competing – with a broad range of partners to establish best practices will help us to deliver system-wide health improvements for the betterment of our population. We connect the expertise of our internal staff with that of leading national and international specialists to facilitate practical system transformation projects. These projects are all underpinned by proven methodological approaches and work to improve care across the health, education and social sectors.
We are also a centre of education, dedicated to meeting the needs of students, health staff and visitors through education, leadership and professional development.
We are proud of the difference we are making in transforming health systems in Counties Manukau, New Zealand, Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world.