Canterbury Clinical Network wins 2015 Deloitte Fujitsu Public Sector Excellence Awards

Institute of Public Administration New Zealand

22 July 2015


The Canterbury Clinical Network, nominated by the Canterbury District Health Board, won the Prime Minister's Award at the 2015 Deloitte Fujitsu Public Sector Excellence Awards held in Wellington last night.

The Canterbury Clinical Network is an alliance of healthcare providers which has redesigned the way it delivers health services. Cantabrians are increasingly accessing health care in the community and being supported in their own homes. As a result there is reduced pressure on hospitals, shorter waits for care and higher rates of elective services.

Last year alone, 30,000 people who would previously have been admitted to hospital with acute conditions received their treatment and care in their homes. Christchurch Hospital has an age adjusted acute medical admission rate 30% lower than the national average.

“This is a great example of collaboration and integration of services,” said Institute of Public Administration NZ (IPANZ) President John Larkindale. “The Network has transformed the way health services operate in Canterbury with astonishing results.”

The programme also won the Excellence Award for Improving Public Value through Business Transformation. Canterbury District Health Board was also successful in other categories, winning the Public Sector Engagement Award for its ‘Heading to Hospital – Plan your Trip!’ campaign; and as a joint winner of the Leadership Excellence Award.

“A responsive and innovative public sector is of huge importance to our success as a country, “said Thomas Pippos, CEO of Deloitte. “Congratulations to Canterbury Clinical network and all the winners and finalists of the 2015 Deloitte Fujitsu Public Sector Excellence Awards. Their work is critical to making demonstrable progress in the public sector and to propelling us forward as a nation that is well set up for the future.”

Organised by IPANZ, with support from lead sponsors Deloitte and Fujitsu, the annual Public Sector Excellence Awards recognise and reward outstanding performances and achievements in the New Zealand public sector. This year the awards attracted 75 entries from a large range of organisations including government departments, district health boards, Crown agencies, local government and tertiary education organisations.

“Fujitsu, through our joint sponsorship with Deloitte of the Public Sector Excellence Awards, are delighted to support the thought leadership demonstrated through the nominations for this year’s Awards”, said Stuart Stitt, Managing Director of Fujitsu New Zealand. “We congratulate all the winners on their exceptional contribution to excellence in the New Zealand public sector and to the Canterbury District Health Board and the Canterbury Clinical Network team for winning the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award. Initiatives that contribute to solving social problems and a better public service are well platformed in this year’s nominations and as a long standing partner to the New Zealand Government we are a proud to be able to participate as a sponsor.”

2015 Award winners in each category:

Improving Public Value through Business Transformation and PRIME MINISTER'S AWARD

Canterbury Clinical Network, Canterbury District Health Board

Crown - Māori Relationships

Project Haere; Ministry of Social Development

Integrity and Trust

Measuring Performance – linking patient/customer experience to organisational values; Waitemata District Health Board

Improving Performance through Leadership Excellence

Joint winners

DIA Talent Development: developing leaders for success; Department of Internal Affairs
The ‘8’ Programmes – Xcelr8/Collabor8/Particip8; Canterbury District Health Board

Digital Government

Deciding with Data – Compare Study Options; Ministry of Education, Statistics New Zealand

Public Sector Engagement

Heading to Hospital – Plan your Trip!; Canterbury District Health Board

Achieving Collective Impact

Doing better, together, for our customers and our people at Auckland Airport – improvement and innovation through three-way collaboration; New Zealand Customs Service, Civil Aviation Authority

Excellence in Regulatory Systems

Operation HYPER: an Innovative Multi Agency Approach to Child Exploitation Investigations; Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand Police, New Zealand Customs Service

Young Professional Award

Rachel Bowley; Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC)

Poster Award for excellence in design of supporting poster

DIA Talent Development: developing leaders for success, Department of Internal Affairs

Details on all of the 2015 winners are at

Media contact: Margaret McLachlan, Communications Manager IPANZ P 04 463-6940, 027 2478047

About IPANZ:
The Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) is a voluntary, non-profit organisation committed to promoting informed debate on public sector issues. Its membership comprises a wide range of professional advisers and managers in the public sector, university students and teachers, and interested people from the private sector. IPANZ arranges regular seminars for its members and interested people to provide information on and facilitate discussion of important questions of public policy and management.

About Deloitte
Deloitte is committed to improving public outcomes through a focus on people. By thinking about the complex issues facing the public sector we are able to develop relevant, timely, and sustainable solutions for our clients. Deloitte New Zealand brings together more than 1000 specialists providing New Zealand's widest range of high quality professional services. We focus on strategy, performance improvements, risk management, technology & systems, corporate finance, audit, tax, business recovery, forensics and accounting services.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is totally committed to the New Zealand marketplace and we have been in business here for over 40 years, employing over 850 local staff and providing export services to Fujitsu global customers from our New Zealand base. We provide local ICT solutions to local and national government, backed by our global organisation employing 159,000 people supporting customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers.


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