Denise Ward

Senior Associate

denise.ward@francishealth.co.nz
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Denise has designed and led change management programmes in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. These have spanned both primary and secondary care and have been catalysts to transformational change. Denise’s extensive knowledge of the health sector, built up through holding clinical, management, governance and advisory roles, render her particularly well positioned to work with clinicians and managers seeking to work together in new and innovative ways, which transcend traditional approaches. 
 

What would you describe as your area of expertise?

Relationship Management; Change Management; Facilitation of workshops and meetings; Quality Management; Project Management; Mentoring.
 

Which projects are you most proud of (and why)?

Supporting the design and operationalisation of a multi-million pound UK Prime Minister Challenge Fund project designed to improve access to primary care and align health and social care

Leading the roll out of an accreditation programme across a network of 80 general practices in New Zealand.
 

How would you describe working for Francis Health?

Crazy!  Dynamic, Fast moving, Cutting edge, Collegial
 

What are you currently working on?

Theatre Productivity Improvement programme HVDHB; Acute Flow Improvement programme HBDHB; Coaching NZALS

The profound difference having the ability to walk a mile in a client’s shoes makes, in influencing them to be brave enough to make changes to improve the services they are providing to their patients and how they are using their resources.