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Supporting neuro-informed practice
A group of Southern Region staff are championing the use of more neuro-informed practice, following their graduation from an Otago University course, SOCI404: Exploring Neuro-Disability in Health, Welfare and Justice Systems.…
A Boy Called Piano documentary
Men in the Matapuna Special Treatment Unit (STU) had a lot to reflect on when watching the journey of Fa’amoana John Luafutu through state care and prison in a special…
Enjoying the ‘rollercoaster’ - from nurse to Acting Regional Clinical Director for the South Island
In describing his career, Acting Regional Clinical Director Paul Branks says it’s been “a bit of a rollercoaster”.
The unexpected benefits of nursing in prison
At a time when recruiting and retaining Registered Nursing staff is challenging across the health sector, Christchurch Men’s Prison (CMP) is seeing a number of nurses returning to work in…
“You get to know people” – Supporting people’s healthcare journeys as a nurse at Rolleston Prison
After a career change from software engineering, Roy started his nursing career at Ara Poutama Aotearoa three and a half years ago and hasn’t looked back.