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New Zealand Health Group appoints new CEO

New Zealand Health Group, the country’s largest provider of home and community support services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Kelley as its new chief executive. Ms Kelley will join the company as CEO in January 2023 to replace Josephine Gagan who has been New Zealand Health Group’s Managing Director and will now take the role of Board Chairperson. “Jane brings a wealth of sector experience and excellent strategic and leadership skills to Read more…

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 each receive a share of the $10,000 scholarship to assist them in advancing their training and qualifications. Josephine Gagan, New Zealand Health Group Managing Director Read more…

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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 is supported by leading home and community provider New Zealand Health Group (NZHG), is to enable more Māori to be in decision-making leadership roles within Read more…

In remembrance of Ken Douglas

​It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ken Douglas. Ken was one of New Zealand’s most well-known trade union leaders and served on a number of our Boards. He was special to many of our senior staff members, and he won’t be forgotten. “While he will be well remembered for the high profile roles he played with the union movement, it is for his values and contribution at the board table Read more…

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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 as the New Zealand Health Group, which lost hundreds of workers because of the mandates, chief executive Josephine Gagan said.

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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 and community sector and alleviate a lot of the pressure on our ability to cover the shifts at the last minute. “Importantly it means hundreds, Read more…

MIQ and 10 million hours of care: The health leader you’ve never heard of

Our Managing Director, Josephine Gagan, spoke with Nikki Mandow from Newsroom about the role of the home and community support sector, the challenges of the staffing crisis and some of the programmes being implemented to ensure our committed team can continue delivering high-quality home care and support to over 30,000 kiwi’s. They also looked back on the last couple of years and New Zealand Health Group’s contribution to the pandemic.   Nikki’s article is here: https://www.newsroom.co.nz/business/the-health-leader-youve-never-heard-of-who-set-up-miq

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…