Orthotic Centre

Hiren Champaneri

“Helping physicaly challenged people to lead a normal life is one off the bigGest satisfactions in my job.”

Hiren Champaneri
Senior Orthotist

highlights and significant events

  • In October 2007, successfully re-tendered for a three year contract (reviewed annually) to provide Orthotic services to the Waikato DHB
  • A new chief executive was appointed as at 1 June 2008
  • Completed the installation of a new computer system for inventory management and accounting functions
  • Transferred server requirements to the Abano group provider to provide better security and backup
  • A new Clinical Director was appointed in May 2008 and he will take up his position in September 2008


  • Ensure the most appropriate management structure and performance monitors
  • Continue to work with educational institutions and other interested parties to introduce an Orthotists educational and training facility in New Zealand
  • Continued development of an integrated IT system
  • Review the possibility of expanding or replacing the patient management system
  • Renew Auckland and Wellington DSS contracts with respective DHBs, with short term roll over of current contracts until final negotiations are completed
  • Focus on staff development by providing the tools for them to improve their performance and make their tasks more efficient
  • Continue to improve the quality of service to clients
  • Undertake a review of wholesale activity with the intention of increasing revenue in this area