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Cornerstone to our success

Update from our CEO

As the summer holidays draw near, it’s timely to reflect on what we’ve achieved at The Fono. Our Manurewa Clinic gaining a Cornerstone Accreditation recently is an obvious highlight, as was the rolling out of Whanau Ora enabling us to support our families. And we continue to consolidate on our clinical services with a focus on improving our patients’ experience.

The development in our dental services continue to grow as well. 2015 also saw key changes at a governance level, with a mixture of new trustees and a re-election of existing ones, including our chair.

This signifies the confidence our community has in us and provides a balance of fresh new faces along with the continuation of the good work being done by existing board members. Their performance has been vital in the ongoing development of this organisation.

Building staff capacity through developmental training has been another key undertaking. Innovative workforce developments have enabled us to see the impact of our service delivery and how we manage people. It has been key to us successfully delivering social and health services through the funding provided by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Social Development.

Rebranding The Fono in August 2014 has been well received by the community and various stakeholders, enabling us raise our profile and better engage with our patients and families.

Another key highlight is the development of our education arm, Oceania Career Academy, set up to establish New Zealand’s first Pacific-owned and led Private Training Establishment (PTE) for Trades.

Throughout this all, our biggest focus continues to be our patients and our families and what we can do to improve our care for them so they improve.

So I acknowledge the board, our senior management team, operational team and everyone who has contributed to the growth of The Fono for their great work and continued support.

Malo 'aupito
Tevita Funaki

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