The Counties Manukau Health Clinical Governance Committee is proud to announce that this year’s Trust Fund has been been awarded to Ko Awatea’s Wendy McKinstry and Counties Manukau Health’s Susan Yates.
Wendy McKinstry is the Undergraduate and Entry to Practice Development Lead who works with the Interprofessional team, Building Capability, in Ko Awatea. Wendy will be attending The Inaugural Interprofessional Health, Education and Practice Conference in Melbourne.
Wendy has submitted an abstract for this conference which will showcase the innovative work Counties Manukau Health are leading around interprofessional student learning. Wendy is also wanting to learn from others in Australasia and internationally.
The vision of Building Capability is to “equip, enable and empower our people to transform health and healthcare”. Wendy and the Interprofessional team work with undergraduate students and the entry to practice workforce, preparing our future healthcare professionals to be fit for purpose. Through learning together and working together, our future is to deliver, collaboratively with our tertiary partners, efficient, effective and patient/family centred care.
Susan Yates is a Clinical Psychologist who works with the Memory Team in the Age Related Health of Older Persons Service. Susan will be attending the INS/ASSBI 5th Pacific Rim Conference in Sydney. Susan will be presenting a poster on “Observations from a New Zealand Memory Team’.
This conference addresses the impact that different types of damage can have on the brain, including acquired injuries and neurodegenerative disorders, and provides up to date research on how to work appropriately and effectively with these populations.
Attending this conference will help provide Susan with new ideas and ways of working with our client group, ensuring that she is working to the highest ethical standard, and improving results and outcomes for our clients and their families.