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Our voices: The journey to healthy futures

Consumer hub Partners in Care
25 May 2023
9:30 AM  - 4:30 PM

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou, thank you to everyone who attended the Our voices | Ō mātou reo forum event. If you are interested in hearing about future consumer and whānau engagement opportunities and events, sign up to the consumer health forum Aotearoa here.

Our voices: The journey to healthy futures | Ō mātou reo: Te huarahi ki pae ora 

Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission’s He Hoa Tiaki | Partners in Care team is hosting a one-day event on 25 May 2023 in Ōtautahi Christchurch. It will focus on the journey to healthy futures | te huarahi ki pae ora.

We are excited to announce Dame Valerie Adams, Francis and Kaiora Tipene from The Casketeers, Jake Bailey, Alexandra Nicholas, and Koral Fitzgerald as our speakers, with Arrun Soma as our MC.

Download the programme for the event here: PDF (647KB).

Breakout session workshops

You can now view presentations and resources from the event below. Please note that Te Tāhū Hauora are publishing these presentations on behalf of our speakers. 

Partnership in design (Auditorium)

Presented by: Koral Fitzgerald, Brooke Kaminski and Wendy Dallas-Katoa. 

Partnership in design puts people and whānau at the heart for hauora service design. Its foundations lie in the Canterbury Māori Health Framework and co-design methods. Join us to learn more about how this model is being applied across the district and implications for it's broader use. 

View the questions and answers from Mentimeter here

View the PowerPoint slides for this session here (1.18MB, pdf).

Understanding patient experience (Dobson 1)

Presented by: Catherine Gerard and Martin Carrell.

Learn about how patient experience can be used as a tool to ensure consumer perspectives are reflected in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services. 

View the PowerPoint slides for this session here (497KB, pdf).

Mobilising communities for change (Dobson 2)

Presented by Alex Nicholas.

Community organising offers an approach to change where communities are mobilised to determine and achieve what matters to them. It offers an equity and values-based approach to capture community aspirations, issues and solutions based in authentic relationships. 

View the PowerPoint slides for this session here (3.73MB, pdf).


Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is designed with an accessible layout for wheelchairs. Registered disability assist animals are permitted. Due to limited space between seating rows, booking a wheelchair bay with a carer seat may provide more comfort for both patron and animal.

New Zealand Sign Language interpreters and a hearing loop will be available at the event. Infrared hearing augmentation is available throughout the event centre; please speak with a guest services assistance at Te Pae if you require this assistance. For more information about the venue and location please visit the Te Pae website here.

Contact us

For any queries, please email us via or call us on 0800 275 742 (there is no charge for this call). 

To find out more or join the consumer health forum Aotearoa, click here

Why should you attend?

One of the goals of our health system is to ensure that the voices of consumers and whānau are valued and prioritised in the health sector. This includes the voices of Māori, Pacific peoples, tāngata whaikaha | disabled people, older people, rural, ethnic and rainbow communities.

  • Learn about how consumers and whānau can engage and partner with our health sector to ensure consumer perspectives are reflected in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services.
  • Understand what it means to apply Te Tiriti o Waitangi in practice honouring mātauranga Māori.
  • Explore what it means for the health sector to take a ‘health equity for all’ approach. 
  • Apply and build on knowledge gained from our communities to improve the quality of the health system in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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