Stories of Change

Jacqui and Joan

Secret of octogenarian’s perfect Reablement

Posted by Penny Arrowsmith | Communications Advisor on 12 September 2016 |

At 89 years of age Joan was leading her walking group and caring for herself in a retirement village independent unit - until a bout in hospital changed everything.     

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Tablets make work quicker and easier

Posted by Penny Arrowsmith | Communications Team on 11 August 2016 |

Needs Assessor Rohith Adathotty-Ravi says his new Samsung Tablet is making his job easier and has improved his responsiveness especially to urgent requests. 

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Annabel OT

Tablet makes massive difference in Franklin

Posted by Christine Dennis | Communications Team on 29 July 2016 |

For Franklin Locality’s Allied Section Head and Occupational Therapist, Annabel Williams, the new Samsung Tablet is making a massive difference to her work day.  

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Samsung Tablets invaluable in an emergency

Posted by Christine Dennis | Communications Team on 25 July 2016 |

When a routine patient visit to flush a ‘picc line’ turned into an emergency – it was the District Nurse’s new Samsung Tablet that proved to be invaluable.

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gaylene pearce

Going from strength to strength

Posted by Penny Arrowsmith | Communications Team on 21 July 2016 |

“My family were around my bed thinking that I was going to die. I woke up and they were all crying. It look me a long time to get over that.”

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Winning the weight loss battle

Posted by Penny Arrowsmith | Communications Team on 20 June 2016 |

Coming to see Julie and going on her programme was probably the best thing I ever did, she kept me on track and she gave me lots of ideas

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Alan Spacey

Bowling out diabetes

Posted by Diane Abad-Vergara | Communications Team on 26 May 2016 |

There are days in my job that I have the privilege of meeting the brave, the determined, the vulnerable. Nothing beats those days. They look me, a stranger, in the eye, and compelled by the meaning and rawness of their health journey they find the courage to tell me their story. The joy and pain that I witness as their story unfolds is testament to the humanity of these incredibly inspiring people.

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Otara nurse uses story telling with great effect

Posted by Diane Abad-Vergara | Communications Team on 8 April 2016 |

Diabetes is one of New Zealand's biggest health challenges with an estimated 257,000 people currently living with the disease. Last year the number of people identified as having suspected diabetes grew by nearly 40 people each day.

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Clinic able to offer extended consults

Posted by Diane Abad-Vergara | Communications Team on 17 March 2016 |

The flexible nature of the Planned proactive care (PPC) funding has allowed Greenstone Family Clinic to offer extended consults and Nurse Leader, Devika Dayal is enthusiastic about how this has seen their patients “get on board to manage their own health.”

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The joy of picking apples

Posted by Diane Abad-Vergara and Chantelle Richardson on 3 March 2016 |

Autumn had arrived. It was time to pick apples. She could make apple pie. For Anne apple pie was always a good idea. 

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