What does Ko Awatea mean for you?
As we go around talking to people, we have learned that Ko Awatea can offer different things.
For some it’s a place where they can learn and train, for others it’s a place to come together to share ideas and knowledge. For many it’s a place to support ideas and innovation – a place that will provide the resources and leadership to help turn good ideas into a reality.
It’s a place that will help support the good work you are already doing and will provide you with the data/evidence that shows what you are doing is working and based on best practice. It’s clear the glue that links all this together is that we are doing this for the good of the patient and for our local population. It’s the reason we come to work each day and it’s the reason why we want the best for the people of South Auckland.
It’s not only the hospital we are talking about, Ko Awatea’s aims are those of the DHB, to improve the population’s health, to improve care and to maximise value (the “Triple Aim”). When I talk about ‘value’ I mean making the best use of our resources by ensuring the best quality care at a reasonable cost.