Māori Support Workers keeping their goals alive with the support of New Zealand Health Group scholarship

New Zealand Health Group has honoured three outstanding support workers as recipients of the 2022 Matariki Māori Support Worker Scholarship. The recipients, Helen Moanaroa, Leslie Katene and Nikki Wells, have all been chosen for their commitment to improving health and wellbeing outcomes of vulnerable Māori in their communities. They will Read more…

Hiwa-i-te-rangi scholarship

Hiwa-i-te-rangi Māori Health Leadership Scholarship recipients announced

An aspiring nurse, nurse practitioner, clinical psychologist, and a St John’s ambulance medic, who all strive to make meaningful change and improve Māori health and well-being outcomes, are this year’s recipients of the Hiwa-i-te-rangi Māori Health Leadership Scholarship. Valued at a total of $20,000 the purpose of the scholarship, which Read more…

AM Show - Cody Alden & Josephine Gagan

COVID-19: Man who requires at-home care relieved vaccine mandates have been ditched

The decision to fully end COVID-19 vaccine mandates has come as a welcome relief to home and community support health services, the boss of New Zealand’s largest provider says. Most COVID-19 restrictions were ditched on Tuesday with remaining vaccine mandates to fully end in a fortnight. The mandates put pressure on home-care providers such Read more…

NZHG - Josephine Gagan

Lifting Covid restrictions provides immediate relief for support workers & carer shortage

Josephine Gagan, CEO of New Zealand Health Group, the country’s largest provider of home and community support services, has welcomed the Government’s decision today to drop the Covid-19 protection framework. “The dropping of the vaccine and seven-day isolation mandates for household contacts will make an enormous difference to the home Read more…

NZ Health Group Managing Director on inadequate funding for home and community support that contributes to staff shortages and affecting future age care options

Retirement villages are booming, while aged care homes face a staffing crisis over nurses’ pay, forcing the closure of more than 400 beds {Credit: Stuff 24/04/22} A wave of baby boomer pensioners, combined with the global pandemic, is firing up the retirement industry. Every week about 40 new villas and Read more…