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Alwena & Jim's story

11 Sep 2019, Partners in Care

Alwena was diagnosed with stage 4 peritoneal cancer. In this video, her husband Jim (a health care professional) shares his story about Alwena's diagnosis and their whānau's experience with the health system.

Consumer representative training resources

14 Aug 2019, Partners in Care

This facilitators’ training package will help health and disability consumers participate confidently when sharing their views and experiences in decision-making forums across the sector.

Disability rights guides

31 May 2019, Partners in Care

These guides from the Office of the Ombudsman, aim to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities. They also provide useful information to the broader community about how to ensure persons with disabilities are actively engaged in society.

Do you really see me or just my disability?

8 Mar 2019, Partners in Care

The resource Do you really see me or just my disability? was developed by Bay of Plenty DHB quality and patient safety coordinator Cheryl Shearer and tells the stories of seven people living with disabilities.

Patient story: Matthew Gunter

23 Aug 2018, Partners in Care

Heather Gunter tells the story of her son Matthew, who was 16-years-old when he developed appendicitis. He had complications following surgery and died two days later, due to causes which could have been prevented.

Maternity experience: Michelle's story

19 Feb 2018, Partners in Care

The experience of women who undergo an unplanned hysterectomy (removal of the womb) at the same time as birthing is a story that is not often told.