Mahi Tahi Better Together is an initiative that acknowledges and recognises the important role loved ones have in the ongoing care of patients whether they are whānau, friends or caregivers.
We know health outcomes are better for those who are supported by loved ones, so our aim is to foster, support and respect the key role whānau, friends and caregivers have in the healthcare journey.
The Mahi Tahi Better Together programme involves patients having a Kaimanaaki Partner in Care during their hospital stay. This can be a whānau member, friend or a caregiver.
A Kaimanaaki Partner in Care is the name given to someone who actively provides support, takes care of, gives hospitality to, protects, looks out for, and shows respect, generosity and care for others. Kaimanaaki Partner in Care can enter the ward their loved one is admitted to at any time, are encouraged to help with care where appropriate and will be a main point of communication for staff on matters involving their loved one.
Most documents are available in Acrobat (PDF) format. Some documents are also available in other formats (doc, xls, html etc.) or as a printed version (hard copy). Please note, due to cost, a different format or printed version may not be available.
To request a different format or printed version, please contact the Te Whatu Ora Health NZ - MidCentral Communications Unit.