Pono consumer story: Kolini Baker
In this video Kolini Baker tells the story of her journey with mental ill health and her transition from acute care to community care.
Tracey’s story: Living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Tracey shares her experiences of living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a group of disorders that affect connective tissue, and how it has impacted her life.
Alwena & Jim's story: Improving communication around cancer diagnosis
Alwena was diagnosed with stage 4 peritoneal cancer. In this video, her husband Jim (a health care professional) shares the story of Alwena's diagnosis and their whānau's experience within the health system.
Petala's story: The importance of meeting cultural needs for Pacific Island families
Petala was anxious when she found out she was pregnant. She wanted a Pacific Island midwife as she says coming from a Samoan family she thrives on community. Petala talks about the need for education around pregnancy and sex in the Pacific community.
The importance of consumers in Whakakotahi: primary care quality improvement (HUCHS consumers)
Consumers involved in Hutt Union & Community Health Services’ Whakakotahi quality improvement project talk about their experience and the Toiora exercise programme they developed.
Olivia and Karen: The importance of midwives
When Olivia and Karen found a midwife who specialised in supporting rainbow families they said, ‘Sign us up’. The two mothers share the importance of inclusive language and of both parents being included in the whole pregnancy and birth experience.
Learning and education modules on understanding bias in health care
Three learning and education modules about understanding bias in health care, developed for Wiki Haumaru Tūroro | Patient Safety Week 2019.
Patients and Clinicians: Governing Together
It is important for health consumers and patients to be involved at the governance level so they can have input into setting strategy and determining the focus of services.