The vision of this strategy is that emergency departments will provide excellent, culturally safe care to Māori, in an environment where Māori patients, whānau and staff feel valued, and where leaders actively seek to eliminate inequities.

HUTIA TE RITO O TE HARAKEKE,
KEI WHEA TE KŌMAKO E KŌ, KĪ MAI KĪ AHAU
HE AHA TE MEA NUI O TE AO, MĀKU E KĪ ATU
HE TĀNGATA, HE TĀNGATA, HE TĀNGATA
 
If the heart of harakeke was removed, where will the bellbird sing?
If I was asked, what was the most important thing in the world;
I would reply, It is people, it is people, it is people

In 2020, The Manaaki Mana rōpū were focused on preparing two documents, which are now ready for wider membership consultation.

Please read, reflect and feedback on our two draft documents that outline the way ACEM, its members and emergency departments can achieve Pae Ora - equity and excellence in emergency care for Māori and uphold te Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi). These documents have been prepared by the Manaaki Mana rōpū (implementation group) as detailed stepwise guides to help us all grow our skills in four key domains:

  • Equity of emergency care outcomes
  • Culturally safe care
  • Anti-racist policies
  • Practices and upholders of te Tiriti.
ACEM will be undertaking a formal consultation process before these documents are endorsed by the ACEM board and we welcome any feedback.

He Ara Tiatia ki te Taumata o Pae Ora 
Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the health and disability system 

You can provide feedback on these documents here.
                                                   

Te Rautaki Manaaki Mana: Excellence in Emergency Care for Māori (May 2019 - April 2022)

The Manaaki Mana Strategy was launched at the ACEM Winter Symposium in Rotorua on 1 May 2019. We are pleased to share the strategy with you:

ACEM is honoured to have been gifted the name Manaaki Mana for this strategy by Dame R. Naida Glavish, Ngāti Whātua me ngā Ngāti Hine. We thank Dame Naida for this generous gift.

Download Te Rautaki Manaaki Mana (PDF)
Last updated: 18 November 2020

  • Pae Ora: healthy futures for whānau
  • Mauri Ora: healthy individuals
  • Whānau Ora: healthy families
  • Wai Ora: healthy environments

We look forward to keeping you updated on our progress to implement the strategy.
 
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi
Engari he toa takitini.
 
Success is not the work of one,
It is the work of many.

Manaaki Mana: the journey

Three years ago, a hui was convened in Auckland with a large group of stakeholders from Aotearoa to discuss ways in which ACEM can work in partnership to achieve equity for Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand emergency departments.

The hui led to the establishment of a steering group to oversee the development of a strategy for ACEM.

A consultation was held with our stakeholders in March, seeking feedback on the strategy. Aku mihi nui kia koe (many thanks) to everyone who took the time to provide comment.

Equity for Māori Hui

A very successful hui (meeting) was held on 8 March 2018 in Auckland at Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa Marae. A broad range of stakeholders working in emergency departments, health research and other Colleges met to discuss ways in which ACEM can work in partnership to achieve equity for Māori in emergency departments.

A joint project between the Indigenous Health Committee and the Aotearoa New Zealand Faculty, the hui involved a formal pōwhiri, a range of speakers and robust and spirited workshop sessions.

The insights and input collated from the hui have informed the development of the College’s long term strategy. The ACEM Board has committed to the formation of a Steering Group to oversee this work.

Hui Speaker Presentations

  • David Tipene-Leach
  • Rhys Griffith-Jones
  • Elana Curtis
  • Tengaruru Wi-Neera
  • Marama Tauranga
  • Riki Nia Nia

ACEM acknowledges Māori as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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