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National decrease in seclusion – the numbers

PUBLICATION: 29 Nov 2021, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

These graphs show a national decrease in seclusion rates in inpatient mental health units, including a substantial drop for Māori and Pacific peoples.

Delta has lit fuse of family violence

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On 27 May 2020, when the world was in the depths of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Women released an awareness-raising campaign highlighting the potential for a...

Palace of Care – Farewell to Perlin Soong

NEWS: 11 Dec 2020, ACP information for consumers

Dr James Jap is a palliative care specialist working in Auckland. In his blog, originally published on Palliverse, he shares the story of Perlin Soong, a 32-year-old with metastatic cancer.

Director-General among those thanking COVID response health workers

NEWS: 17 Nov 2020, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is among those thanking health care workers for their compassion and commitment during the recent crises in the health and disability sector, including the COVID-19 lockdown and ongoing response.

Getting through together: Consumer perspectives

PUBLICATION: 17 Nov 2020, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

In this video, produced for Aotearoa Patient Safety Day, consumers of health and disability services talk about their experiences of health care during the nationwide lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Getting through together: Health and disability worker perspectives

PUBLICATION: 17 Nov 2020, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

In this video, produced for Aotearoa Patient Safety Day, health and disability care workers talk about their experiences of delivering health care, and supporting staff mental health and wellbeing during the nationwide lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advance care planning update

NEWS: 24 Jul 2020, ACP information for consumers

Now more than ever it is important to encourage people to start an advance care plan and think about their future health and wellbeing. Many ACP staff who were seconded to help with the COVID-19 pandemic are coming back into their ACP roles.

He Hohonga Kōrero – The Conversation Café

NEWS: 5 Jun 2020, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The Conversation Café meets monthly, via video conference, to discuss the challenges of living with mental health and addiction (MHA) issues as well as MHA service developments planned to address some of the challenges people are facing.

Sharing experiences to learn

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We can learn a great deal from adaptations made by the health and disability sector during the COVID pandemic, and through learning, provide better, more equitable and accessible services and be better prepared for future challenges.