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 Wāhi Kōrero

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Wāhi Kōrero

Welcome to Wāhi Kōrero, a safe and anonymous place to share health-related stories.

Nau mai ki Wāhi Kōrero, he wāhi haumaru, he wāhi kirimuna ki te tuari i ngā kōrero hauora.

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We encourage you to share your experiences of health care, particularly those that are not often heard. The stories shared on this site will be used for research and will help decision-makers improve health outcomes.

Check out our projects and the stories shared.

E akiaki ana mātou i a koe ki te tuari i ō wheako tautiaki ā-hauora, ka tino pērā mō ngā mea me uaua ka rangona. Ko ngā kōrero ka tuarihia i tēnei pae ka whakamahia mō ngā rangahau me te āwhina i tā ngā kaiwhakatau whanake ake i ngā putanga hauora.

Tirohia ā mātou kaupapa me ngā kōrero kua tuarihia.

ACTIVE TO 01 Aug 2024

I felt too whakamā to go to the doctor

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I find it really hard to know when my kids are sick “enough” to go to a doctor. I have rung Healthline or Plunketline and they say my child needs…

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Ive had both good and bad experiences over the years I havent had the same GP for a long duration due to moving Doctors can be very different to one…

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I don't know if whakamā is the right way to describe how I feel about going to the doctor now - maybe it's more māharahara or mānukanuka. When I experienced…

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Real Stories for change

I felt too whakamā to go to the doctor

I find it really hard to know when my kids are sick “enough” to go to a doctor. I have rung Healthline or Plunketline and they say my child needs…

Read Full Story >

I felt too whakamā to go to the doctor

Ive had both good and bad experiences over the years I havent had the same GP for a long duration due to moving Doctors can be very different to one…

Read Full Story >

I felt too whakamā to go to the doctor

I don't know if whakamā is the right way to describe how I feel about going to the doctor now - maybe it's more māharahara or mānukanuka. When I experienced…

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I felt too whakamā to go to the doctor

It's too expensive to see a GP. We don't qualify for a Community Services Card, but times are tough and $65 for a 15 minute appointment is too much to…

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I felt too whakamā to go to the doctor

In my 20s I was put on an epilepsy drug that's well documented as causing weight gain as a side effect. In a short period I time my weight literally…

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I felt too whakamā to go to the doctor

I have been very dubious about going to the doctors in the town I live in for many years now, I only go when I absolutely have too. Years ago,…

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Kōrero I wish I could’ve had with the WellChild nurse

I wish I could have been honest about terrible sleep - I lied and said sleep was okay, because I didn't want suggestions to sleep train. I also didn't mention…

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I am a first time Mama and although I had all the support from Whanau and friends I still opted to do well-child checks instead of just going to doctors…

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I wish that the post natal support that I received was for both my child and myself. I had regular check in for my child's health, but our decision to…

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