26 Feb 2010

Hawke's Bay tops immunisation rates target

9:59 am on 26 February 2010

Hawke's Bay District Health Board says it topped health targets with its immunisation rates, for the second quarter of the 2009/10 financial year.

The board also improved its performance in all other areas, except waiting times for cancer treatment.

It exceeded the immunisation target of 85%, with 91% of two year olds being fully treated.

The percentage of patients being seen within six hours of turning up at the emergency department in Hastings improved from 73% to 78%.