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Roseann's story: A fall at home

PUBLICATION: 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.

Advance care planning: Tammy's story

PUBLICATION: 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.

Advance care planning: Heather's story

PUBLICATION: 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: Lianne Dalziel's story

PUBLICATION: 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.

Maternity experience: Michelle's story

PUBLICATION: 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

PUBLICATION: 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.

Clinician story: Partners in diabetes care

PUBLICATION: 14 Jan 2015, Medication Safety

This clinician story from a former Clinical Nurse Manager for Diabetes Services at Northland District Health Board, advocates for empowering patients to realise they have a real ability to influence their own health.

John's story: Managing warfarin safely

PUBLICATION: 7 Nov 2014, Medication Safety

Hear John Smith tell his story of how he became seriously ill after taking warfarin and what has changed in the management of his warfarin as a result.

Amelia's story: an infection could be devastating

PUBLICATION: 28 Mar 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

As a fit and active 16 year old, Amelia didn’t think that the pain in her arm would be caused by anything other than her strenuous dance training.

Advance care planning: Arthur’s story

PUBLICATION: 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: Danny's story

PUBLICATION: 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.

Pressure injuries: Rangi's story

PUBLICATION: 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

PUBLICATION: 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.

Pressure injury case study: David Jackson’s story

PUBLICATION: 22 Sep 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In March 2017, David Jackson underwent a successful bilateral (double) hip replacement, but developed a pressure injury during his recovery in hospital.

Pressure injury case study: Amanda Bradbury’s story

PUBLICATION: 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

PUBLICATION: 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

PUBLICATION: 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.

Dave’s story

PUBLICATION: 11 Apr 2017, Patient Deterioration

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

Rasik’s story

PUBLICATION: 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.

Mr Mitchell compliments hospital team

PUBLICATION: 12 Oct 2017, Building 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.