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11
Jul

Debbie Matt

Support workers help sick and injured people live at home with compassion and skill. Preventing often frightening life threatening situations is all part of the job for Debbie Matt. Matt, who is based in the Bay of Plenty, is one of 5,500 HealthCare New Zealand support workers who look after sick and injured people by helping them to live at

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9
Jul

Meet Mark Hamer

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25
Jun

Peni Hillman

Branch Manager, Healthcare NZ Community Health, Tauranga (2014 recipient) Healthcare NZ Community Health Tauranga Branch Manager, Peni Hillman had been thinking about studying for a few years but was put off by the thought of student loans and debt. So when the opportunity to gain further education through a HealthCare NZ scholarship came up, she jumped at the chance. Not

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25
Jun

Sharleen Cranston

Sharleen has been a part of HealthCare NZ for 17 years and is currently a Support Worker at Birchwood Farm in Christchurch where she takes great pride in the community garden that has evolved over time with the help of support workers and the people they support.  Since it’s small beginnings, the garden has been a welcome addition as well

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25
Jun

Jan Johnstone

Senior Registered Nurse & ACC Designated Provider, Healthcare Rehabilitation, Dunedin (2014 recipient) In May 2015, Dunedin based Healthcare Rehabilitation Senior Registered Nurse & ACC Designated Provider Jan Johnstone was able to attend the biannual NZ Wound Care Society conference in Marlborough thanks to the help of an HealthCare NZ learning scholarship. Attending the conference has been beneficial for Jan by both

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25
Jun

Pat Turner

Pat Turner, Support Worker, NZCare Disability – Porirua, Wellington Support Worker Pat Turner is rapidly approaching her 10-year anniversary with NZCare Disability. Based at NZCare Disability’s Emmerson House in Porirua, a residential service for people with intellectual disabilities, Pat’s day-to-day role involves providing support to the home’s 18 residents, and helping them to live the lives they want. Pat also

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25
Jun

Alyce Taylor

Clinical Advisor/Registered Health Professional – Invercargill It would be hard to find a nursing role with more variety than Registered Nurse Alyce Taylor’s! Alyce, who is based in Invercargill, works across both Healthcare NZ Community Health and Healthcare Rehabilitation, in a role that was specially designed for her. “I first joined Healthcare NZ Community Health as a support worker when

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25
Jun

Shirley Keen

Healthcare NZ Community Health Service Coordinator, Nelson Service Coordinator Shirley Keen says no two minutes of her job at Healthcare NZ Community Health are the same, let alone any two days! As a Service Coordinator Shirley’s day-to-day role involves coordinating services for people in the Nelson region who are supported by Healthcare NZ Community Health and matching support workers to

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25
Jun

Cello Robertson

Support Worker, Healthcare NZ Community Health – Wellington Community Support Worker Cello Robertson says it’s the restorative model of care that motivates him in his role at Healthcare NZ Community Health. “I’ve worked in residential care in the past and I believe the community model really allows people to be treated with dignity and respect in their own home. I

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21
Jun

Tina Patterson

My favourite thing as a support worker is assisting people to achieve their personal goals. It’s so rewarding to see, especially helping people regain independence and improving their quality of life. You can also see that joy reflected by our clients’ families, seeing them all happy together. HealthCare New Zealand asks for us to focus on the client’s needs, and

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