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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Roseann's story: A fall at home

2 May 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

In this video, Roseann talks about the fall she had in her sewing room in October 2016, her subsequent diagnosis with a fractured hip, and her treatment and recovery.

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.

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.

Consumer stories: Neelu Memon

13 Dec 2012, Partners in Care

This is the personal story of Neelu Memon, a member of the Commission's consumer network.

Consumer stories: Chris Walsh

17 Dec 2012, Partners in Care

This is the personal story of Chris Walsh, senior advisor at the Commission, and chair of the Commission's consumer network.

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.

Video: David Galler talks about his mother's end of life care

29 Aug 2014, Health Quality & Safety Commission

In this video, intensive care specialist David Galler talks about how he and his family worked with health care professionals to honour the wishes of his mother, Zofia Galler, at the end of her life.

Bob Buckham: A baby in hospital

25 Oct 2013, Partners in Care

Bob Buckham reflects on his first-hand experience with the health system, after he spent time in hospital with his four-month-old daughter.

My story: Jordy Jamieson

17 Dec 2012, Partners in Care

Jordy Jamieson takes part in a consumer panel and talks about life since being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 10.