Anita Reese

“In the Hawkes Bay, if 25% of the population is Maori, why were there only 5 in hospice? Kia ora – my name is Anita and I was hired by Cranford Hospice to turn these stats around.”

Hoki Whakamuri - Turning it around

“When Tui came back from hospital, I remember her telling me ‘I don’t feel right, but the staff said they needed the bed.’ So, I thought I’d better visit her, listen to her, and allow her to express her hurt so that she could heal. That’s the part that I play. I’m not just there to solve things, I am there to awhi, and to tautoko whānau, and this takes time.”