Document Library

This page contains a list of Taranaki District Health Board documents, sorted alphabetically. If you are experiencing difficulties then please contact us for a paper copy.

LATEST DOCUMENTS

Taranaki DHB Annual Plan 2017-2018 (PDF 2.4 MB)
Taranaki DHB's Quality Accounts (Health News) 2016-2017 (PDF 4.3 MB)
Taranaki DHB Annual Report 2016 - 2017 (PDF 4 MB)

Annual Plans

Our short term plan and shows what the Taranaki DHB is going to do over the next one to three years.
2017 - 2018 TDHB Annual Plan (PDF 2.4 MB)
2016 - 2017 TDHB Annual Plan (PDF 4.39 MB)
2015 - 2016 TDHB Annual Plan (PDF 3.4 MB)
2015 - 2016 TDHB Annual Plan Summary (PDF 717 KB)
2014 - 2015 TDHB Annual Plan and Maori Health Plan (combined) (PDF 7 MB)
2014 - 2015 TDHB Annual Plan Summary (PDF 632 KB)
2013 - 2014 TDHB Annual Plan (PDF 4 MB)
2012 - 2013 TDHB Annual Plan (PDF 4.4 MB)
2011 - 2012 TDHB Annual Plan (PDF 2.3 MB)
2010 - 2011 TDHB District Annual Plan (PDF 1 MB)
2009 - 2010 TDHB District Annual Plan (PDF 2.1 MB)

Annual Reports

The Taranaki DHB Annual Report reports on progress of the Annual Plan on a yearly basis.

2016 - 2017 TDHB Annual Report (PDF 4 MB)
2015 - 2016 TDHB Annual Report (PDF 5.5 MB)
2014 - 2015 TDHB Annual Report (PDF 7 MB)
2013 - 2014 TDHB Annual Report (PDF 7 MB)
2012 - 2013 TDHB Annual Report (PDF 10 MB)
2011 - 2012 TDHB Annual Report (PDF 8 MB) Disclaimer
2010 - 2011 TDHB Annual Report (PDF 3.1 MB) Disclaimer
2009 - 2010 TDHB Annual Report (PDF 4.6 MB) Disclaimer
2008 - 2009 TDHB Annual Report (PDF 5.3 MB) Disclaimer
2007 - 2008 TDHB Annual Report. (PDF 6.7 MB)

Bishop's Action Foundation Whanau Capacity Building

Bishop's Action Foundation Whanau Capacity Building Research, 2010. (PDF 228 KB)

Disability Action Plan

Taranaki District Health Board’s Disability Action Plan 2012 - 2015 will guide Taranaki DHBs implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy. (PDF 309 KB)

District Strategic Plan

The District Strategic Plan 2005 - 2015 (DSP) is a long term planning document that is reviewed every three years. This shows where the TDHB would like to be in 10 years. (PDF 2.7 MB)

He Korowai Oranga

He Korowai Oranga - Refresh guide (PDF 284 KB, 2014)

Health Action Plan

We are pleased to present the Taranaki Health Action Plan 2017 - 2020, which describes a 10-year vision for our local health system and how we’re going to achieve this vision. At the centre of the vision are our patients, whānau and community, who depend on our expertise, care, compassion and support. (PDF 3.9 MB)

Health Emergency Management Plan

Taranaki DHB Health Emergency Plan 2013 - 2016 (PDF 679 KB)

Health Equity

Health Equity Framework (PDF1.3 MB, 2014)

Health Literacy

Health Literacy Framework (PDF 206 KB, 2015)

Health News (Quality Accounts)

'Health News’ gives an account of how the DHB has been supporting and improving service provision and quality of patient care.

2016 - 2017 Health News (PDF 4.3 MB)
2015 - 2016 Health News (PDF 3.6 MB)
2014 - 2015 Health News (PDF 1.4 MB)
2013 - 2014 Health News (PDF 1.4 MB)
2012 - 2013 Health News (PDF 2.2 MB)

Healthy Food & Beverage Environments Policy

Taranaki DHB Healthy Food and Beverage Environments Policy.
The purpose of this document is to ensure that Taranaki DHB:
- provides an environment that supports healthy food and beverage options
- demonstrates a commitment to the health and wellbeing of staff and visitors by providing healthy eating and beverage options, which support a balanced diet in accordance with the New Zealand Food & Nutrition Guidelines
- acts as a role model to the community by providing and promoting healthy, and safe food beverage choices within DHB settings Caveat: The electronic version is the master copy. In the case of conflict, the electronic version prevails over any printed version
- acknowledges the needs of different cultures, religious groups and those with special dietary needs, and will accommodate these on request, where possible and practicable.

Hoarding and Squalor Guidelines

These Guidelines (PDF 1 MB) have been developed principally for personnel who are asked to intervene in cases of hoarding leading to severe domestic squalor. The Guidelines are designed to assist front line workers of various government and non-government organisations (NGOs) to constructively intervene and improve the situation of people who are living in severe domestic squalor. Improving the efficiency, speed of action and coordination of work between relevant agencies, has the potential to improve the health and quality of life for individuals who have been living in severe domestic squalor.

These Guidelines provide front line workers with:
- A step-by-step guide
- Simplified procedures to assist people living in severe domestic squalor
- Clear roles and responsibilities of agencies and service providers, to enable improved coordination and integration of services
- Practical information regarding referrals and intervention options

Home-based Care

The DHB Paid Family Carer Policy for Home-based Care policy provides information to Taranaki community and Taranaki DHB staff regarding the circumstances in which the DHB will pay an eligible family member for providing home-based care services to an eligible person. It recognises the important role of families and Whanau in providing care and support. (PDF 1 MB)

Māori Health Plans

These plans document the direction for funding, planning and delivery of services in Taranaki over the next twelve months. Its primary focus is to improve Māori health status and reduce Māori health inequalities.

2016 - 2017 Te Matakite, Maori Health Plan (PDF 270 KB)
2015 - 2016 Te Matakite, Maori Health Plan (PDF 270 KB)
2014 - 2015 Annual Plan and Maori Health Plan (combined) (PDF 7 MB)
2013 - 2014 Te Matakite, Maori Health Plan (PDF 270 KB)
2012 - 2013 Te Matakite, Maori Health Plan (PDF 269 KB)
2011 - 2012 Maori Health Plan
(PDF 364 KB)
2006 - 2009 Maori Health Plan
(PDF 187 KB)

Māori Health Strategy

Te Kawau Mārō - Taranaki Māori Health Strategy 2009 to 2029.
A response to the health needs of Taranaki Māori. (PDF 2.2 MB)

Māori in the Taranaki Region

Māori in the Taranaki Region - A Socio and Economic Profile 2009 Report. The focus of this report is to provide a snapshot of the socio-economic profile of Māori in the Taranaki region. It aligns with an earlier BERL report looking at the economic profile of Māori (PDF 2.3 MB)

Maternity Annual Reports

2016-2017 Maternity Annual Report (PDF 17 MB)
2015-2016 Maternity Annual Report (PDF 12 MB)
2014-2015 Maternity Annual Report (PDF 3.3 MB)
2013-2014 Maternity Annual Report (PDF 3.4 MB)
2012-2013 Maternity Annual Report (PDF 797 KB)

Midland District Health Board Regional Service Plan

A vision for the future of health services in the Midland Region to provide a framework for the five Midland DHBs to continue to plan and work cooperatively.

2016-19 Midland DHB RSP - Strategic Direction (PDF 2 MB)
2016-19 Midland DHB RSP - Initiatives and Activities (PDF 2.6 MB)
2014 - 2015 Midland DHB RSP (PDF 3 MB)
2013 - 2014 Midland DHB RSP (PDF 3 MB)
2012 - 2013 Midland DHB RSP (PDF 2.5 MB)

Pae Ora Framework

Pae Ora Framework and Taranaki DHB Position Statement (PDF 1 MB)

Patholoy and Labogratory

Taranaki DHB has developed the DRAFT Pathology and Laboratory Service Specification (2017) that sets out the services to be delivered by a single provider of pathology and laboratory (both community and hospital) services in the Taranaki DHB region. Once finalised, this document will form the basis of the service requirements within an agreement between Taranaki DHB and the successful supplier. (PDF 718 KB)

2016 Strategic Directions for Pathology and Laboratory Services in Taranaki (PDF 392 KB)

Patient and Family/Whanau Centred Care Framework

Patient and Family/Whanau Centred Care Framework 2014 - 2017 describes our way of working in a partnership with patients/consumers and families/whanau as integral members of the care team. (PDF 516 KB)

Public Health Unit Annual Plans

This Annual Plan outlines the range of services the PHU will deliver each year.

2016 - 2017 PHU Annual Plan (PDF 1 MB)
2015 - 2016 PHU Annual Plan (PDF 4 MB)
2014 - 2015 PHU Annual Plan (PDF 2 MB)

Public Health Unit Strategic Plan

This five year plan outlines the vision, goals, priorities and strategic approach that will guide the work of our Public Health Unit over the next five years and will lead to changes in the way the team works in future. In particular the PHU aims to work smarter and more strategically with key stakeholders, identifying opportunities for working in partnership on shared population health outcomes.

2017 - 2022 The Taranaki DHB Public Health Unit (PHU) Strategic Plan

Rheumatic Fever Prevention Plan

The Taranaki DHB Rheumatic Fever Prevention Plan purpose is to reduce the mortality, morbidity and health inequalities caused by rheumatic fever. (PDF 533 KB)

South Taranaki

A Picture of Health in South Taranaki - Rapid Health Profile (PDF 799 KB)

Statement of Intents

The Statement of Intent (SOI) has a three year focus and is the formal accountability document between the health board and parliament.

Statement of Intent 2013/2014 - 2015/16 (PDF 1 MB)
Statement of Intent 2012/2013 - 2014/15 (PDF 1.1 MB)
Statement of Intent 2010/2011 - 2012/13 (PDF 585 KB)
Statement of Intent 2009/2010 - 2011/12 (PDF 446 KB)

System Level Measures Improvement Plan

System Level Measures Improvement Plan - Taranaki DHB and Midlands Regional Health Network (PDF 452 KB)

Taranaki Suicide Prevention and Postvention Action Plan

This Taranaki Suicide Prevention and Postvention Action Plan 2015-2017 has been developed with input from a wide range of agencies, organisations and community interest groups. The Plan is for the whole of Taranaki and applies to all people across all ages, their families and whauau, geographical community and community of interest. It is built from a strengths based approach and recognises the inherent strength within individuals, families and whanau and communities. (PDF 1.7 MB)

The Determinants of Health for Maori children and young people in New Zealand Te Ohonga Ake

2016 Report - Focuses on the underlying determinants of health for Maori children and young people, aims to:
1. Provide a snapshot of progress in addressing many of the determinants of health including child poverty and living standards, housing, early childhood education, oral health, tobacco use, alcohol related harm, and children’s exposure to family violence.
2. Assist those working in the health sector to consider the roles other agencies play in influencing child and youth health outcomes related to these determinants. (PDF 2.5 MB)

2013 Report - was produced by the NZ Epidemiology Service covers the following topics, Macroeconomics Indicators, Socioeconomics and cultural determinants, Risk and Protective Factors, Well Child Services, Substance Use, Health Outcomes as Determinants, Socioeconomically Sensitive Hospital Admissions and Mortality, Safety and Family Violence and Mental Health. (PDF 3 MB)

The Health Status of Children and Young People

2015 Report (PDF 7.5 MB)
2014 Report (PDF 6.2 MB)
2013 Report (PDF 4.3 MB)
2012 Report (PDF 5.5 MB)
2011 Report (PDF 7 MB)
2010 Report (PDF 4 MB)
2009 Report (PDF 4.8 MB)

The Health of Children and Young People with Chronic Conditions and Disabilities in the Midland Region

2016 report - was produced by the NZ Child and Epidemiology Service and covering 16 different topics. (PDF 6.7MB)

Violence Intervention Programme (VIP)

VIP Child Protection Policy and Procedures. This policy provides Taranaki DHB community and hospital-based staff with a framework to identify and manage actual and/or suspected child abuse and neglect. It recognises the important role and responsibility staff have in the accurate detection of suspected child abuse and/or neglect, and the early recognition of children at risk of abuse and adults at risk of abusing children. (PDF 2.09 MB)

VIP Elder Abuse Policy and Procedures. This policy provides Taranaki DHB community and hospital-based staff with a framework to identify and assess elder abuse and neglect. It recognises the important role and responsibility staff have in the accurate detection of family violence. (PDF 340 KB)

VIP Intimate Partner Violence Policy and Procedures. This policy provides Taranaki DHB community and hospital-based staff with a framework to identify and assess intimate partner violence. It recognises the important role and responsibility staff have in the accurate detection of family violence. (PDF 887 kB)

Whānau Ora

Whānau Ora Health Needs Assessment. Māori Living in Taranaki (PDF 4.7 MB)
Whanau Ora Outcomes Framework (PDF 380 KB, 2015)

Youth Health Strategy

In 2012 Taranaki DHB in partnership with various organisations and agencies led the development of the Taranaki Taiohi Health Strategy. The aim of the Strategy is simple, young people are an important resource for the future. We consulted a range of young people and professional groups to help guide us in prioritising what we need to do. As agencies and organisations who work with young people we see our role as encouraging and supporting Taranaki taiohi to achieve their optimal health and well-being. The Strategies and Supporting document describes how we propose to do things differently guided by principles and values to ensure we are able to make a difference.

The Strategy documents include:
- A Taiohi version of the Strategy (PDF 797 KB) which summaries what we want to achieve for young people based on what they have told us.
- An agency/organisation version of the Strategy (PDF 805 KB) which sets out our accountability and actions to achieving the vision and outcomes wanted; and
- A supporting background document (PDF 837 KB) which covers, National Policy Direction, Taranaki Cross-Agency working, Literature Review, Consultation process and feedback, Snapshot of Youth Health Services in Taranaki and a Youth Profile

Te Whare Punanga Korero Trust

Memorandum of Understanding between Te Whare Pūnanga Kōrero Trust (TWPK) and Taranaki District Health Board (TDHB). The aim of this agreement is to establish a mechanism to facilitate an effective relationship between TDHB and TWPK. (PDF 640 KB)


Last updated: Friday, April 6, 2018

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