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Whakamihi to Natalie Keepa, Acting Charge Nurse for Ward 42 – winner of the Te Kauae Raro award 2020.
Te Kauae Raro recognises a Māori nurse or midwife who has made a significant contribution to Māori Health in our hospitals or our community.
Each year, the previous recipient passes over the Te Kauae Raro korowai, building a sustainable whakapapa and honouring the mauri and mana that lives within all our Māori nurses and midwives. Natalie was presented the award by 2019 recipient, Linda Chalmers.
Natalie has a vision to ensure all of our team are culturally appropriate, have a good understanding of our obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and can provide culturally safe care to our patients, especially our Māori patients and whānau.
Natalie includes kaumatua, Kaiarahi Nahi and He Kamaka Wairoa as part of the team in Ward 42 – ensuring the best care for our Māori patients and whānau.
Ka pai, Natalie!
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