A proposed Hurunui Model of Care has been developed by the Hurunui Health Services Development Group.
The group is made up of local community members, government members and health professionals, including perspectives from the Canterbury District Health Board.
Marie Black, Hurunui District Council deputy mayor and chair of the Hurunui Health Services Development Group (HHSDG), says the group, and the process of sharing the proposed Model of Care, is facilitated by the Canterbury Clinical Network.
“The community information booklet aims to strike a balance between providing enough information about the proposals and being easy to understand, which is why we’ve removed jargon where possible and included a glossary.
“There are a series of engagement sessions held at varying times and dates, at locations across the Hurunui, to support the booklets.
“These sessions provide the opportunity to find out more about the proposals, talk to members of the group and ask questions,” she says.
Many residents from across the Hurunui have taken up this opportunity at public meetings already.
There are two more information sessions before Christmas:
- Tuesday 19 December, 7-8pm – St John Hall, Culverden
- Wednesday 20 December, 6.30-7.30pm – Glenmark Pavilion, Church Road and Glenmark Drive, Waipara
The group is keen to hear from as many members of its community as possible because feedback is crucial to ensuring the proposed Model of Care best meets the needs of the community we’re serving.
The date for feedback has been extended to 4pm, Sunday 7 January 2018. Community members can provide feedback by:
- Completing the feedback form in the back of the information booklet and depositing it in a drop box, located in each of the five medical centres and six council service centres across the district;
- Completing the feedback form in the back of the information booklet and posting it to CCN at PO BOX 741, Christchurch;
- Using the online feedback form at http://bit.ly/2yOswM3;
- Emailing feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org;
- For community members who are visually impaired or need assistance to provide feedback, calling Canterbury Clinical Network Programme Office on 021 683 728 between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.