Co-design case study: Susanne Cummings
Susanne Cummings is a senior peer support worker at Vaka Tautua. She explains what it was like working in a co-design project with Te Ara Pae Trust.
Co-design explained in 30 seconds with Susanne Cummings from Vaka Tautua
Susanne Cummings is a senior peer support worker at Vaka Tautua. She explains what co-design is in 30 seconds.
Consumer voice: What does equity mean to you and your community
Members of the consumer health forum Aotearoa describe what equity means to them in their own words.
Consumer voice: Why your community should get involved in the consumer health forum Aotearoa
Members of the consumer health forum Aotearoa share why the community voice is important.
Consumer voice: How can lived experience shape the future of the health care system
Members of the consumer health forum Aotearoa describe how their lived experience can inform improvements to health services.
Consumer voice: Being a part of the consumer health forum Aotearoa
Members of the consumer health forum Aotearoa describe how they feel about the forum in just two words.
Consumer voice: Shaping the future of health care services in Aotearoa
On 10 November 2022, people gathered from across the country for a hui in Wellington. Members of the consumer health forum Aotearoa share their perspectives and experiences of health care.
Why you should join the consumer health forum Aotearoa
A forum for consumers and whānau to have a voice at every level of the health system. Your voices. Your health. Join the consumer health forum Aotearoa.
Consumers share why they got involved in the consumer health forum Aotearoa
A forum for consumers and whānau to have a voice at every level of the health system.
Penina's story — lead maternity care midwife
Penina has been a lead maternity care midwife for over 20 years. She says when a Pacific person comes to her, they expect she will understand how to best care for them without them having to spell it out.
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.
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.
Pono consumer story: Nicola Peeperkoorn
Nicola Peeperkoorn explores her family’s experience of the mental health and addiction event review process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking after Māori in hospital
This video, part of a series, is of Māori whānau telling their stories about engaging with health care services.