MidCentral DHB is responsibile for purchasing (funding) health services and monitoring contracts valued at around $620 million per annum.
Planning & Funding Health & Disability Services
The Funding Unit
of MidCentral DHB has responsibility for purchasing (funding) health services and monitoring contracts valued at around $620 million per annum.
The services funded are as follows:
- Support Services for Disabled and Older People
- Maori Health
- Mental Health and Addiction Services
- Personal Health
- Primary Health Care
- Secondary and Tertiary Health Services
The DHB is also responsible for ensuring that the it's population has access to specialist services that are not delivered within the district, and managing and monitoring the flow of funds for these out of district services.
While the DHB's responsibilities are primarily for the MidCentral DHB district, it also has responsibilities for specific national or regional contracts.
The DHB also has a joint responsibility, along with five other DHBs in the central region, to develop and maintain a strong regional health structure.
The health needs and priorities of MidCentral DHB’s district drive local planning and purchasing initiatives. A health needs assessment of the district is regularly undertaken.
Services purchased are in line with the national Service Coverage Schedule. This schedule describes the minimum range of health and disability support services the District Health Board must provide for its population. The Service Coverage Schedule is promulgated by the Ministry of Health and is a national standard. It includes: Maori health, mental health, personal health (primary, secondary and limited tertiary), public health and disability support services.
Around 20 staff (full time equivalents) are involved in the planning and funding of health & disability services.