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Clinician story: Partners in diabetes care

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Video: Turoa Haronga shares his personal experiences of health care

15 Dec 2014, Partners in Care

Turoa Haronga, a Māori Kaumatua (male elder) shares his personal experiences of health care including a diagnosis of prostate cancer, working in mental health services with pakeha and visiting Starship Hospital with his sick grandson.

Video: Ira Te Au shares her health care experience

15 Dec 2014, Partners in Care

Ira Te Au shares a waiata introducing herself and her whānau. Ira talks about her life and how she began working in health. She had a diagnosis of diabetes following a health check and also had gall stones later in 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: Robert Somerville

3 Jan 2013, Partners in Care

Robert Somerville takes part in a consumer panel and talks about his experiences with heart attack, pneumonia, chronic pain and infection.

My story: Rowena Mortimer

17 Dec 2012, Partners in Care

Rowena Mortimer takes part in a consumer panel and talks about life since being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005.

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.

Consumer stories: Vicki Culling

13 Dec 2012, Partners in Care

This is the personal story of Vicki Culling, a member of the Commission's consumer network.