“Our wānanga are all about reconnecting our rangatahi to te ao Māori and promoting holistic wellbeing,” says Te Ao Mārama Nepia, 17. “We’re all about reminding our rangatahi that they are a seed born of greatness.”
And what better way to end this week than celebrating two of our team – both connected in the Telehealth space – Dr Sam Selwyn and Pisivalu Pou-Tulisi – as they cut their birthday cakes in unison.
We have a commitment – and a contract – to focus on the digital empowerment of whānau through Telehealth. Good progress has been made in this kaupapa despite the ongoing Omicron impacts. The Telehealth kaupapa is designed to uplift levels of whānau connectivity and therefore adequate access to the range of services now available on a digital platform. The online resource availability and the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SPARK being signed were both key steps forward.
A particular highlight is that all Tū Pono Connectors; Wave entities and Kōanga Kai champions have stepped up to the opportunity to become Telehealth Connectors this quarter, which increased their ability to connect with whānau through access to the Telehealth booking system. For our own workspace, the digitalisation and training of kaimahi across different teams on SharePoint list enabled us to efficiently coordinate and report the data across the other teams during the application process. Leveraging the usage of Microsoft Teams to integrate, collaborate and embrace different applications (PowerBi, PowerApps, and SharePoint pages) on the workspace to share content across the kaimahi enabled real-time communications on the quarterly reporting.