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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…

Autism Vaccination Support

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…

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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…