Tuesday July 9, 2019
Ensuring the best use of our resources – what can each of us do to help?
The demand for our health services here in the Bay of Plenty and across the rest of New Zealand, has increased strongly over recent years, and will continue to do so into the future. The healthcare environment is changing rapidly and as the health needs of our populations shift we all continually need to find ways to make the best use of the precious resources available to us.
We should all be thinking about how we can use our resources in the most effective way to serve our communities and to ensure that nothing is wasted. One of our CARE values is All-one-team and as one team we all have a part to play, no matter how big or small, no matter what job we do.
As part of this ongoing drive to use our health dollars in the best possible way we are constantly looking at areas where we could do things differently or more efficiently.
That is why, in this newsletter, I am asking all of our DHB staff to think about the role they can play and what they can do individually to make a difference. In the course of our daily working lives we all come across examples of instances where waste could be avoided, or resources used more appropriately.
Please can each of you ask yourselves:
What can I do in my role today, tomorrow, next week and into the future that will make a difference? How can I help make the best use of resources? How can I help avoid unnecessary waste?
It’s very important that we all ensure we’re using our resources as prudently as possible. We have an obligation to our community to make sure that we’re delivering the best services we can, without waste.
Everyone has some impact on expenditure, be that large or small, and consequently we also all have an opportunity to contribute and ensure we are not wasteful in any way.
If we can generate ideas in the short-term in our own spheres of influence, it will help us to be better placed going forward as a collective.
Thank you for your support. Our community is relying on us.