Mihi from Health and Disability Commission

Feedback to Health and Disability Commission

He mihi nui to all the whānau who provided feedback, and to the Health and Disability Commission for the monitoring report so we can ensure Māori have a voice in this important kaupapa.

Te Kete Pounamu whānau were invited to provide feedback to the Health and Disability Commission for their Monitoring Report (see link below).

The rāhui resulted in the postponement of a number of regional hui across the motu, with Ōtepoti and Murihiku being the only regions who were able to host their regional hui prior to Aotearoa going to level 4.

We moved the feedback to an online survey.  You can access the findings in the publications section of our webpage https://terauora.com/our-work/lived-experience/.  Many thanks to Dr Maria Baker (CEO, Te Rau Ora) for collating these.


Monitoring report:


From the Health and Disability Commission

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa,

As the Mental Health Commissioner, it’s my role to monitor, independently, how well mental health and addiction services are working for people. I can’t do that job without hearing the views and experiences of tangata whaiora.

On behalf of myself and my team, Jane Carpenter and Catherine McCullough, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone from the Te Kete Pounamu whānau who took the time and effort to share their experiences and perspectives with us. My team and I have read through all the comments we got, and they have helped to shape our thinking in preparing our monitoring report, which will be released in late June.  I have also included a number of the themes and issues you raised directly in the report and some quotes which capture important messages. I hope you’ll see that when we share the monitoring report with you in late June.

I also want to thank Te Kete Pounamu for partnering with us to facilitate this important kōrero and for pulling together the themes from the hui.

Ngā manaakitanga, Kevin, Jane and Catherine

We wanted to share a photo of the three of us, but due to the lockdown haven’t seen each other in a while.