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WDHB would like your feedback about the Asian Advance Care Plan Leaflet and Form

Invitation to Asian community members and health professionals

WDHB would like your feedback about the Advance Care Plan Leaflet and Form

The National Advance Care Planning Cooperative team and Waitemata District Health Board ACP clinical coordinator is seeking feedback from Asian communities and health professionals about the attached Advance Care Plan leaflet and form currently available in English.

1.      The Advance Care Plan Leaflet (tri-fold brochure format)

This leaflet provides information about Advance Care Planning by promoting awareness about what to plan ahead for future health care including personal care,  treatment preferences for end of life situations, what can be done and who to talk to.

2.      The Advance Care Plan Form (4 pages)

This form is for individuals to document their personal care and specific treatment preferences for end of life situations. Additionally, it is about the existence of a will, and the location of important papers and other practical matters.

<<Advance care planning Leaflet>> <<My advance care plan form>>

Due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter, the Advance Care Plan Cooperative team would like your views on: the appropriateness of the design/graphics; the colour; the wording used on the leaflet and the form and; whether if there is a need for improvements. In addition, we are trying to find out if there is a need for the form and the leaflet to be translated into different Asian languages.

How to provide feedback:

1.      You can complete the online feedback form by clicking on this link



2.      You can complete the attached feedback form and email back to

        Stella Song: by email stella.song@waitematadhb.govt.nz

<<2013-5-17 SM ACP Feedback Form>>


3.      If you know of others who may be interested to provide feedback, please feel free to send this request for feedback and the form to your networks.


4.      If you wish to run a focus group with others to collect feedback using the attached form, we would be most appreciative, please send us the completed form(s) by post:

        Attn: Stella Song – Asian Health Support Services, Waiteamata DHB, Private Bag 93503, Takapuna

Deadline for feedback is Friday, 10 June 2013

If you would like to know more about ACP please go to www.advancecareplanning.org.nz. Your assistance, feedback and comments would be very much appreciated and valued by the ACP team.


Asian Health Support Services I Waitemata DHB

p: 09 4423239  I m:  021 2402230  I   f:   09 4868307   



Changes to Auckland Public Transport Network: Have Your Say South Auckland

Over the next few years Auckland Transport is moving to a simpler, more integrated new public transport network for Auckland.

The New Network will change the way people travel. It is a region wide public transport network which is proposed to deliver bus services at least every 15 minutes throughout the day, seven days a week on major routes between the hours of 7am to 7pm.

It will allow more passengers to simply ‘turn up and go’ rather than planning trips around a timetable, offering Aucklanders more flexible travel options over large parts of the city all day, every day.

Due to the scale of change, consultation and implementation for the New Network has been broken into several phases. The process is starting with South Auckland’s network and will soon begin consultation.

To help you understand what the New Network will mean for you, we’ve released a video guide. You can view it here: http://www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/newnetwork

Have your say

Consulting on the New Network for public transport in South Auckland

Consultation runs from Wednesday 19 June to 4pm Friday 2 August.

To find out more, come along to an open day near you. Check out the dates and times below. Representatives will also be out and about in the streets and shopping centres sharing information too.

Other parts of Auckland will be consulted on over the next few years and detailed route maps for those areas will then be available. Between 19 June and 2 August only feedback on the Southern Network is being sought.

Locations Dates Times

Papakura Crossroads Church

  • 25 Broadway, Papakura Saturday
  • 13 July 10am to 5pm

Manurewa Library

  • 7 Hill Road, Manurewa Monday
  • 15 July 10am to 7pm


  • Moana-nui-a-Kiwa Leisure Centre
  • 14 Waddon Place (Corner Mascot Ave and Waddon Place) Tuesday
  • 16 July 12 to 7.30pm

Papatoetoe Town Hall

  • 35 St George Street, Papatoetoe Wednesday
  • 17 July 10am to 8pm


  • Manukau Room, Auckland Council Civic Building
  • 31 Manukau Station Road (formerly Wiri Station Road) Thursday
  • 18 July 10.30am to 8pm

Otara Market

  • Community Centre
  • Newbury Street, Otara Saturday
  • 20 July 7am to 4pm

Otahuhu Recreation Centre

  • Fairburn Reserve, 30 Mason Ave, Otahuhu Thursday
  • 25 July 10am to 7.30pm

Onehunga Community Centre

  • Jackson & Yates Room
  • 83 Church Street, Onehunga Saturday
  • 27 July 10am to 5pm

Southern New Network launch

Attend the consultation launch with Mayor Len Brown

To open the consultation and get things going, Mayor Len Brown will join the community at Mangere Town Centre. All are welcome, so come along to find out more about the New Network, and to be the first to have your say.

  • What:  Southern Consultation Launch
  • When:  10am to 5pm, Wednesday 19 June
  • Where:  Mangere Town Centre (in the mall)

The Mayor will be there from 2pm to 3pm

Feedback needed from disabled community on rail crossings

27 February 2013

Further to the dreadful incident that occurred at the Morningside Drive rail crossing this week, KiwiRail wants assistance from the disabled community to help identify the crossings that urgently need upgrading, to increase their safety.

Following a meeting today with KiwiRail staff, Stephen Collett, Northern Regional Manager – Infrastructure and Jenni Austin, Communications Advisor, the following main items were agreed:

  • Immediate feedback to KiwiRail on the difficult/potentially unsafe crossings in Auckland
  • Work with KiwiRail to devise improved standards for pedestrian crossing design
  • Investigate a system to make it easier in the future for people to advise KiwiRail of crossings that need maintenance.

There are 54 on-grade crossings within the Auckland region and we can greatly assist in keeping them as safe as possible by contacting KiwiRail direct.

 Contact Details


Advise of the location of the crossing and description of the problem.

A meeting on Feb 27th started the process of helping to increase the understanding of the diversity of people with impairments/disabilities and the wide range of mobility equipment that is used.

At least the community can help ensure something positive comes about as a result of this awful accident.

Medical Council Reviewing its Standards of Clinical Competence and Ethical Conduct


The Medical Council of New Zealand is reviewing its standards of clinical competence, cultural competence and ethical conduct for doctors.

Have your say about ‘good medical practice’ in Aotearoa.

To find out more go to http://consumercollaboration.org.nz/news/good-medical-practice

Last Thriving Communities Workshop 29 Nov 2012

At the Orakei Community Centre

  • Wednesday 29 November
  • 12.30pm – 3pm
  • Orakei Community Centre, 156 Kepa Road, Orakei

Email: manager@orakeicentre.org.nz

The discussion document, “Thriving Communities: Auckland Council’s role in supporting communities to flourish” is the start of the development process, and now Auckland Council want your views. So get involved and have your say now as consultation closes at 5pm, Friday 30 November.

What Health Areas Do You Want Tracked?

The Health Quality and Safety Commission have been working with the Atlas team to involve consumers in The Atlas work programme. The Atlas is a way of mapping health and disability services in New Zealand in particular health topic areas.

This is one way consumers can have a say in what topic areas the Atlas might look at.

The link for more background information on Atlas is:


If you would like to make a submission, or multiple submissions, please send by email by 5pm, Thursday 22 November 2012 to Natalie.ganley@hqsc.govt.nz.

Consultation with North Shore Youth Workers 5 July 2012

HealthWEST Te Puna Manawa (in collaboration with YouthLine, Te Puna Hauora, Odyssey House, The Fono and Waitemata DHB Child and Family Service) is in the process of developing a Youth Hub within the Waitemata District Health Board area – which includes Waitakere City, North Shore and Rodney areas.

The target population will be Maori, Pacific and unsupported young people aged 10 to 24 years old who may be disengaged from education, health services, not connected to their family/Whanau, may present with low mood, anxiety/worries a lot and so on.  Basically the hard to reach, high needs populations.

HealthWest realise that targeting unsupported young people will not be easy and therefore they want to consult with Youth Workers firstly around how to connect with young people – How and where?

Secondly they have funding available to fund interventions which aim to improve young people’s wellbeing, whether this be individual or family counselling, attending a group programme such as anger management or Tikanga courses, self esteem building and so on.  There may be other forms of interventions that you as Youth Workers know about which do impact positively on young people – and HealthWest want to hear what they are!

This is a great opportunity to not only deliver what works but to also look outside the square at other types of youth development interventions for young people – ie. Dance or music workshops, the gym etc.

They have consulted with the West now it’s time to consult with the Shore…..

  • When: Thursday 5th July
  • Time: 10am to 12 noon – starting with a mihi whakatau
  • Where:  Te Puna Hauora, 58a Akoranga Drive, Northcote


Elizabeth Johnson

Your Choice Coordinator/Social Worker, Te Puna Manawa/HealthWEST Community Service

  • Located at: 20a Lincoln Road, Henderson, Waitakere City 0654
  • Ph: (09) 839 7484
  • Mobile: 021 274-1209
  • email: elizabethj@healthwest.co.nz