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New Zealand Health Group offer $20,000 Māori Health Leadership Scholarship

The New Zealand Health Group is proud to announce its Hiwa-i-te-rangi Māori Health Leadership Scholarship that worth up to $20,000. The purpose of this scholarship is to enable more Māori to be in decision making leadership roles within the health sector. The Hiwa-i-te-rangi Māori Health Leadership Scholarship programme is one of New Zealand Health Group’s initiatives in building equity in health and wellness in Aotearoa New Zealand. Ranei, Group Executive Cultural Advisor from New Zealand Read more…

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Vulnerable kiwis will suffer unless Government urgently addresses support worker fair pay agreement

The country’s largest provider of home and community support services, New Zealand Health Group, is throwing its full support behind the 65,000 carers and support workers across Aotearoa who are calling for the Government to urgently address the inadequate funding in the home-based care sector to ensure fair pay and better work conditions.  “These are people who work tirelessly to provide in-home care and support to some of our most vulnerable kiwis and they deserve 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 apartments are completed, and every week 100 seniors move into retirement villages to enjoy the secure carefree lifestyle pictured in glossy advertising brochures. Over the Read more…

New Zealand Health Group Managing Director weighs in on the brain drain prospect for the aged care sector

Josephine Gagan, New Zealand Health Group Managing Director, weighs in on the brain drain prospect for the aged care sector Brain drain predictions terrifying prospect for aged care sector [Credit: Newshub 12/04/2022] As the border breaks open to Aussie tourists on Tuesday night there are fears about Kiwis flocking the other way.  The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has warned at least 50,000 New Zealanders will leave over the next year as we Read more…

Pay Equity Announcement Brings Inequality In Pay & Kiwis To Miss Out On Essential Home Cares

Josephine Gagan (Managing Director, New Zealand Health Group) talks about Pay Equity bringing inequality in pay on TVNZ Breakfast interview. While the pay equity settlement announcement on Friday 8 April by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation is significant news for DHB nurses, healthcare assistants and customer service workers, it is extremely disappointing for the dedicated nurses and healthcare assistants with the same skills and expertise who work in the home and community support sector. New Read more…

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Fletcher Building unveils its Vivid Living retirement business in partnership with Private Care NZ

Fletcher Building announces the launch of Vivid Living -its innovative new business bringing a unique offer to the retirement living market. Vivid Living’s first homes will be built within the popular Fletcher Living communities of Waiata Shores and Red Beach in Auckland and be available for customers to view and sign up from March 2022. Established as a fresh, new way to approach retirement, Vivid Living is designed for residents aged 70+ to continue to Read more…

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Aspiring Māori Leaders in the Health Sector Receive Helping Hand

Photo from left to right: Aroha, Carlton, Coral and Tiani. Māori leadership is standing out strongly in students emerging in the healthcare sector who are united in one goal, improving Māori healthcare outcomes. Ōpōtiki’s Carlton Irving, a mature student, is one.  Carlton is studying medicine at Otago University and is demonstrating strong leadership skills. He has already been involved in numerous community initiatives including pop-up portable COVID clinics, training remote Ōpōtiki iwi how to stabilise Read more…

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COVID-19 Advice for Māori

Getting vaccinated protects our whakapapa, tamariki and kaumatua. It also protects our clients and e hoa mahi (workmates). Pai tū, pai hinga, You got this. Visit the Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā website for more information from Māori health experts. Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā – National Māori Pandemic Group COVID-19 is serious for Aotearoa, and it has the potential to have a serious impact on Māori across the country. Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā provides information and Read more…

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Online offer to help overcome COVID-19 vaccination fears for disabled and autistic people

Extra support to ease any anxiety of disabled and autistic people wanting to get vaccinated for COVID-19 is now available, thanks to a partnership between Explore and the Ministry of Health. Many, including disabled and autistic people, may show signs of anxiety and distress when it comes to injections and needles; now a range of support is available to help alleviate their fears. This ranges from online learning tools for carers and whānau, to one-on-one Read more…

Jo Gagan fights for our Support Workers’ welfare

Newsroom is an independent, New Zealand-based news and current affairs site founded by  formers leaders of NZME The New Zealand Herald and MediaWorks TV3.  The story they ran last night on South Canterbury District Health Board highlighted how our Group, through our Chief Executive Josephine (Jo) Gagan, have been fighting for the welfare of our Support Workers: (Excerpt from the Newsroom article) Perversely, one of strongest defenders of the rights of Ross and her co-workers Read more…