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Monthly updates from the Compass Health Board

New Provider Portal

Information on the new Provider Portal: 8 June 2016

Patients receive faster care, closer to home

Media Release: 16 November 2015

Network enabling safer patient care

Media Release: 16 November 2015


Media Release: 1 October 2015

Compass Health Wellington Office Relocation

2 September 2015

Compass Health Chair to stand down

Media Release: 17 October 2014

Community Council to support community wellbeing

Media Release: 28 July 2014

Hauora Cornerstone Support Programme Launch

Media Release: 24 July 2014

New online health record a big step forward

Media Release: 4 April 2014

Partners with communities for better wellbeing

Media Release: 21 March 2014

Minister of Health launches Social Sector Trial

Media Release: 12 December 2013

Continuing Professional Development Booking System

5 November 2013

Outstanding response to CVRA campaign

Media Release: 5 July 2013

Primary Healthcare Long Term Conditions Symposium

Media Release: 14 May 2013

Campaign to reduce heart attacks and strokes

Media Release: 13 May 2013

Pandemic Preparedness Bolstered

Media Release: 2 May 2013

Patients to Benefit from New Online Health Record

Media Release: 30 April 2013

Compass Health Trust Boards merge

Media Release: 9 October 2012

Compass Health Appoints New CEO

Media Release: 4 October 2012

Compass CEO Takes On Ministry Role

Media Release: 27 June 2012

Dr Matt Handley Presentation

Media Release: 12 March 2012

Compass Health Trust Boards Merge

Media Release: 9 October 2012

From 1 October 2012, the functions, assets and liabilities of Compass Primary Health Care Network, the Wairarapa Community PHO and MATPRO were merged into Compass Health Wellington Trust.

The new organisation will be known as Compass Health. This makes official what the organisation was already commonly known as, and better reflects the growing role it has attained outside of Wellington in the Wairarapa and Manawatu regions.

The merger of these four already closely related Boards reflects a wider national trend within the health sector to streamline services and reduce bureaucracy. This not only helps provide better services to practitioners, it ensures that as much health funding as possible reaches the community. By rolling four boards into one, Compass Health immediately reduced the number of trustees it pays from 30 to between 9 and 11.

Frontline services have not changed and no PHO staff will be affected by the merger – they continue to be employed by Compass Health.

Capital and Coast, and Wairarapa DHBs both supported the merger as did the Ministry of Health, with all transferring existing contracts to the new entity.