NEWS: 17 Jul 2020, Partners in Care
New Zealand has a mixed record when it comes to the rights of disabled people, according to a report from the New Zealand Independent Monitoring Mechanism (IMM) on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
NEWS: 1 Jul 2020, Partners in Care
The Donald Beasley Institute, on behalf of the Disabled Persons Organisation Coalition is inviting disabled people and their family and whānau to take part in monitoring research about disabled people’s experiences of health and wellbeing in New Zealand.
PUBLICATION: 19 Mar 2020, Partners in Care
This guidance is about whānau, community and services working together to ensure children with disabilities get a good start in life.
Wiki Haumaru Tūroro | Patient Safety Week 2019 focuses on understanding bias in health care. In this blog, Josie* shares her story, including the unconscious bias she has faced as...
Heather Casey is the Director of Nursing at Southern District Health Board and a project sponsor for Ngā Poutama: the mental health and addiction (MHA) quality improvement programme.
NEWS: 6 Jun 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission
The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-digest for the period of 17 May to 6 June 2019 is now available online.
PUBLICATION: 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.
NEWS: 31 May 2019, Partners in Care
Consumer network member, Martine Abel-Williamson attended the launch of a new guide last month, which aims to help people with a disability navigate the process of making a complaint to the United Nations.
The concept of whanaungatanga is a foundational value of Māori culture, and with the increasing use of te reo Māori the concept has now found its way into the mainstream vernacular.
NEWS: 14 Mar 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission
The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-digest for the period of 22 February–14 March 2019 is now available online.
NEWS: 8 Mar 2019, Partners in Care
Bay of Plenty District Health Board (DHB) recently launched a booklet and online training course designed to improve the way staff communicate with patients living with disabilities (tāngata whaikaha).
PUBLICATION: 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.
NEWS: 28 Jun 2018, Partners in Care
Martine Abel-Williamson was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for services to people with disabilities.
NEWS: 29 May 2018, Building Leadership & Capability
Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (DHB) occupational therapist Emma Williams has received an Open for leadership award for numerous projects she has initiated, led and coordinated.
PUBLICATION: 19 Jul 2017, Partners in Care
The Ministry of Health has released a second edition of its publication 'A Guide to Community Engagement with People with Disabilities', first published in May 2016 and updated in April 2017.
EVENT: 31 Aug 2015, Partners in Care
Learn powerful and practical community building tools and strategies at the Imagine Better community inclusion workshops with Ric Thomson.
NEWS: 7 Jul 2015, Partners in Care
Media release from MidCentral DHB about a new disability-friendly hospital map.
NEWS: 17 Jun 2015, Health Quality Intelligence
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is seeking feedback on the primary care patient experience survey.
NEWS: 26 May 2015, Partners in Care
The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Partners in Care programme recently sought feedback from consumers and providers of health and disability services on a draft guide for district health boards (DHBs) about consumer engagement.
PUBLICATION: 30 Jun 2015, Partners in Care
Readings and links to accompany the Health Quality & Safety Commission's document Engaging with consumers: a guide for district health boards (DHB), and are arranged by theme.
NEWS: 9 Feb 2015, Partners in Care
The Health Quality & Safety Commission's consumer network is seeking feedback from people who have used the Health & Disability Commissioner's Health Passport.