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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…

Josephine Gagan vaccination

A shot in the arm to stay safe

(Image Source:  NZ Herald 16 September, page 3) Leading by example as featured on page 3 of the Herald’s printed edition today, our Chief Executive, Josephine Gagan supports Julie Bond as she receives her first Covid-19 vaccination. Julie, a 92-year-old NZHG client with vision and hearing impairment, would not have been able to get immunised if not for our services, as her health condition keeps her home bound. Through our support and the help of Read more…

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…

Josephine Gagan: Who cares? Our support workers — and they deserve more

Homecare workers help New Zealanders get around and live independently for much longer, taking pressure off our healthcare system. Photo / 123RF Opinion by Josephine Gagan: Who cares? Our support workers – and they deserve morePublished in NZ Herald, published 19 May, 2021 02:30 PM OPINION In the wake of Covid-19’s impact, and with an aging global population, many governments around the world have woken up to the critical importance of home and community care Read more…

How did New Zealand Health Group stand up to COVID-19

In times of crisis, New Zealand Health Group is consistently called upon by the Ministry of Health, District Health Boards, ACC, Ministry of Social Development and other community and health organisations for support and advice. In early 2020, with the world rapidly trying to prepare and manage the new pandemic, our teams across the country were seemingly part of every big project to protect New Zealanders from Covid-19. Whangaparaoa Quarantine Facility Initially, we were called Read more…

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New Zealand Health Group committed to greater equity in Māori representation and outcomes

The gap between healthcare experiences and outcomes of Māori and non-Māori was again highlighted by Health Minister Andrew Little in a recent speech preceding the announcement of radical public health reform. He stated that “We have to accept that the way our system presently delivers for Māori is inadequate. … Iwi and Māori communities are frequently consulted, but often in an advisory rather than decision-making capacity. … We must ensure partnership and effective iwi and Read more…

We need to prioritise the psychological wellbeing of our leaders

OPINION: Throughout the complexity and uncertainty of the Covid-19 world, the decision-makers in our workplaces have been placed under enormous stress to adapt quickly, support their people, and continue to meet stakeholder and business demands. Leaders have stepped up to meet these challenges but, for many, their own wellbeing has dropped way down the priority list. Global pandemic or not, leaders regularly cite high work demands, pressure to perform, and a blurring of the line between work and Read more…

New Zealand Health Group announces Māori Health scholarships

The New Zealand Health Group is proud to announce its sponsorship of three new undergraduate Māori health scholarships in 2021, in partnership with Whitireia New Zealand and its charitable trust for scholarships, the Whitireia Foundation.    The New Zealand Health Group (NZHG) Limited is the country’s largest provider of Home and Community services, rehabilitation and behavioural support, health staffing and training, with a highly trained, multicultural workforce and offices nationwide. Through its companies, Geneva Healthcare, Read more…

New Zealand Health Group Reveals Inaugural CEO Award Winner

The inaugural New Zealand Health Group CEO Award celebrates the people who go above and beyond in everything they do. These people have been instrumental to the Group’s success and helping the businesses within the Group to get through 2020 and continue to support New Zealand with home and community services, rehabilitation and behavioural support, health staffing and training. “This year, the nation called upon us to protect New Zealand from COVID-19, and we did Read more…