laid bare at Waitangi Tribunal
A kaumātua with a broken back was forced to pay for a ramp to access his home after all other efforts to get one through ACC fell flat.
It’s just one of the stories told to the Waitangi Tribunal on Thursday by home helper Rebecca Te Kanawa, as part of the Health Service and Outcomes Kaupapa Inquiry.
Te Kanawa is a kaiāwhina (helper) at Te Kōhao Health.
She works with a variety of whānau, aiding them with housework, hygiene, medication, and getting into bed. She’ll even give the odd cuddle if one is needed.
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