Auckland District Health Board (ADHB): Strategic Analysis

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A strategic review of the organization’s service delivery
Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) is one of the largest hospital located in Auckland city. It has a 1,021 general beds, 144 mental health beds, 113 intensive care and high dependency beds and 28 rehabilitation beds located in the Grafton Street. It is considered to be the largest clinical research centre in New Zealand (Auckland District Health Board, 2014).

Its physical structure and facilities of the hospital is highly accessible to all New Zealanders, permanent residents and guests. The interior of the Auckland hospital is not the usual clinical ambience the public may need to, but it has warm colours and fabrics that the facility has to provide a therapeutic environment to
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ADHB can manage the budget of around one billion dollars per annum and the hospital is considered to be the largest training facility for doctors in New Zealand, where it contains 1,477 medical staff. ADHB contains the 11 members as the board members where Lester Levy is the chair person and Lee Mathias as the deputy chair person. Some of the departments that are present in ADHB are medical treatments, Intensive Care Unit, General medicine, Nutrition, Physiology, Social and common health, Student Centre, Emergency, etc. These are some of the departments help the patients in treating them in right way in the right time (Auckland District Health Board, 2014).

Health care system in New Zealand is government funded for citizens and permanent residents. The government requires all the patients of New Zealand to prove that all of them are eligible to receive the public funded health care. Planning and funding with the providers aim to achieve optimum health and health independence. These services range from individual services to large complex services (Auckland District Health Board,
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This reduces medical errors which result increase the cost in healthcare (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2015).

How process mapping is being adapted in the organization.
In Auckland District Health Board (ADHB), health care institutions are using the Australasian Triage scale in determining the urgency of patient’s condition. The five process maps are used to illustrate the workflow upon patient’s arrival, management of chief complaints and handover, if possible until they are discharged or sent home. (Ministry of Health, New Zealand, 2011)

Figure 2
Process Flow: Category 1 Cases

When a patient comes in the emergency department and the triage nurse classified the condition as life-threatening, the process for Category 1 cases applies. The assessment takes place within 1-3 minutes and prompt intervention should be given as soon as possible. In addition to that, emergency equipment, medications and other medical instrument should be available at the area at all

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