Janine Ingram appointed RWHS change manager

18 June 2013
Whanganui and MidCentral District Health Boards have appointed former charge nurse Janine Ingram as their Regional Women’s Health Service (RWHS) change manager.
Mrs Ingram joined the RWHS leadership team last month on a 12-month secondment to support the implementation of the RWHS Development Plan.
“It is a privilege to be part of the team making positive changes for women across the two regions,” Mrs Ingram said. “I support, wholeheartedly, the RWHS approach of ‘One population, many communities’.
“My role is to facilitate and support key positions at Whanganui and MidCentral DHBs as they move to the regional service. I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead.”
Mrs Ingram joined MidCentral Health in 1998. She has worked in a variety of areas including the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit, Day of Surgery Admissions, the Surgical Shorter Stay Unit, Pre-admissions and the Women’s Surgical Unit.
RWHS Service Governance Group chair Tracey Schiebli says Mrs Ingram’s experience in women’s and surgical services brings an important balance to the leadership team.
“The implementation programme is large and evolutionary for DHBs,” Ms Schiebli says. ”Now that the key leadership appointments have been made, our focus moves to bedding in the infrastructure that will allow service improvements to occur over the next year or two.
“I’m confident that having a regional service will ensure Whanganui women can continue to access maternity and gynaecology services in Whanganui with the added assurance that we have a strong support service in place for women across the region.”