Missed tar­gets

Central Leader - - NEWS -

The Auck­land District Health Board must lift its per­for­mance, its chief ex­ec­u­tive says. The board has re­leased its re­sults for the first quar­ter of 2012-13, and has fallen short of four per­for­mance tar­gets. While the board achieved its goals of shorter waits for can­cer treat­ments and in­creased im­mu­ni­sa­tion, it nar­rowly missed the tar­gets for shorter stays in emer­gency de­part­ments, bet­ter help for smok­ers and im­proved ac­cess to elec­tive surgery. It fell well be­hind its aim for more heart and di­a­betes checks. Chief ex­ec­u­tive Ailsa Claire says she is de­ter­mined the board will reach its goals.

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