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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.

Medication safety: Wally's story from Northland DHB

9 Jan 2018, Medication Safety

Wally had a severe reaction to a medication he was prescribed and administered despite documented warnings in place. He shares his story with Northland DHB to highlight the system errors and help prevent others from going through a similar experience.

Mr Mitchell compliments hospital team

12 Oct 2017, Improving Leadership & Capability

A patient story from Mr Mitchell, complimenting Open for leadership award winner Gemma Watts and her team at Ward 15 for their care.

Pressure injury case study: Amanda Bradbury’s story

11 Aug 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In 2013, Amanda Bradbury was admitted to hospital with lymphedema (swelling) in her legs and a pressure injury on her sacrum, believed to be caused by an old, ill-fitting wheelchair.

Pressure injury case study: John Rankin’s story

30 Jun 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In 2016, John Rankin was diagnosed with lymphoma after being admitted to hospital. During his stay in hospital, John was largely immobile and in a lot of pain. A couple of days before he was discharged, he developed a pressure injury.

Pressure injury case study: Rosalie Ross Cunningham’s story

24 Jun 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In 2012, Rosalie Ross Cunningham passed away due to sepsis caused by an infected pressure injury. Her daughter, Paula Sole, shares her mother’s story as a way to help prevent others from going through a similar experience.

Rasik’s story

22 Jun 2017, Patient Deterioration

His story raises issues of communication with health professionals, coordination of care, and how it feels when things don’t seem to be going well.

Topic 1 supplement: Patient story staff perspective

12 May 2017, Reducing Harm from Falls

Betty is a 93 year old lady with a history of falls. Her daughter Barbara talks about what happened when avoidable environmental factors interacted with her mother’s risk factor of impaired mobility to cause a fall.

Dave’s story

11 Apr 2017, Patient Deterioration

Dave Churchman and his wife Diane share their story of life for Dave after his diagnosis of cancer.

Pressure injuries: Danny's story

17 Mar 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In 1999, Danny was a forestry worker, when a rotten tree behind where he was working fell on him.

Advance care planning: Lianne Dalziel's story

7 Feb 2017, Advance Care Planning

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has spoken about the importance of having conversations with loved ones about what’s important to you at the end of life.

Advance care planning: Heather's story

7 Feb 2017, Advance Care Planning

Dr Heather Roberston, Advance care planning clinical lead for Hauora Tairāwhiti, the district health board of Tairāwhiti, talks about how her serious car accident brought home the importance of sharing your ACP with loved ones.

Advance care planning: Arthur’s story

2 Feb 2017, Advance Care Planning

Arthur Te Anini is on a mission. The 67-year-old South Aucklander wants to convince his fellow Māori to start talking about future health care and end of life care.

Pressure injuries: Rangi's story

9 Dec 2016, Pressure Injury Prevention

Rangi is a 41-year-old Māori man who has been tetraplegic for 20 years. He is very aware of the dangers of pressure injuries and is proactive in every way to prevent them from occurring. Nevertheless, they sometimes develop and require treatment.

Pressure injuries: John’s story

12 Aug 2016, Pressure Injury Prevention

John, a widower of 71 and recently retired, was admitted to hospital with an ischaemic leg, and developed a pressure injury.

Advance care planning: Tammy's story

1 Mar 2016, Advance Care Planning

Tammy Wells – ‘the Briscoes’ lady’ – talks about having conversations that count and how they are a gift for your family.