Eastern Courier : July 15th 2011
4 EASTERN COURIER, JULY 15, 2011 NEWS WES/18x7/1346/PAKKK MON25–FRI29JULY 10AM – 2PM Come and play at the Come and play at the Creativity Centre. Kids aged 4-10 can join us for a whole hour of crafts, dress ups, story time and heaps of other activities . Maximum stay is one hour. See Customer Service for more details. FREE CREATIVITY CENTRE MON25–FRI29JULY MON25–FRI29JULY 10AM 2PM 10AM 2PM FREEEEEEEEEE CREAE TTTTTTTTTTTTTTAA IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVIITYTT CENTRE 44 hh stst ot ot Ma Ma Cu Cu MON 18 - FRI 22 JULY 11AM MON 18 - FRI 22 JULY 11AM Come and cheer on the talented Come and cheer on the talented performers in ‘5 Minutes of Fame’. performers in ‘5 Minutes of Fame’. They’ll be singing, dancing and They’ll be singing, dancing and playing musical instruments live on playing musical instruments live on stage. There will even be spot prizes stage. There will even be spot prizes for the audience, so make sure you for the audience, so make sure you check it out. check it out. PAKURANGA’S TIME TO SHINE 1st Heat Mon 18 July 11am 2nd Heat Tues 19 July 11am 3rd Heat Wed 20 July 11am 4th Heat Thu 21 July 11am Centre Final Fri 22 July 11am JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2011 JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2011 Lights, camera, action! Lights, camera, action! These school holidays we’re raising the curtain at Westfield Pakuranga. These school holidays we’re raising the curtain at Westfield Pakuranga. Come and watch the talented kids take on the stage in ‘5 Minutes of Fame’. Come and watch the talented kids take on the stage in ‘5 Minutes of Fame’. Wear your best dancing shoes, see the fantastic free shows and join Wear your best dancing shoes, see the fantastic free shows and join in the fun. Visit in the fun. Visit westfield.co.nz/pakuranga westfield.co.nz/pakuranga for more details. for more details. WES/18x7/1346/PAWES/18x7/1346/PA 1st1st Heat eat Moon 18 July 11a tt 8ly 11a Mon ea He 2nd H 2nd Hea d Heat Tuues 19 Tuues 19 July 11am n atat He 1919 J Tues July 11am He H ue ue ea ea He He 11 33rd Heat WWed 20 uuly Julyy 11am H 3rd 3rd W 3 atat d tttt He H uly uly Juu 20 Ju Wed 2 m 3 uu 20 Ju July 11am e We eat eaatt dd Heatt uly 11a 2y 1am 44 HHe 4th e T He He y 11 Jully TThu 212 44 221 July m 2121 J 21 Ju am ul u2 u2 eea ThThu 4th Heaeat TThu 21 hu21Ju hat ly 11am 11am 22 Ce CCCen 2 en CC July ri F Ce Ce uly 22 F 22Ju 22 Julyl i22 C Fr en CC Fri Cent entre Final nal Fr yy 11am west field.co .nz/pakuranga WKIDS’ PARTY SAT 30 JULY, 10AM – 2PM SAT 30 JULY, 10AM – 2PM Come along and meet Monty Come along and meet Monty and The Cat in the Hat at this and The Cat in the Hat at this month’s WKids’ party. month’s WKids’ party. Visit the WKids’ Activity Corner Visit the WKids’ Activity Corner at westfield.co.nz/pakuranga at westfield.co .nz/pakuranga for this month’s cool activity for this month’s cool activity and more details. and more details. New charts a headache for nurses By PIP BOURKE New medical charts introduced at Middlemore Hospital have been described as a burden. Nurses have complained about the seven-day charts introduced earlier this year. They say that re- charting is a major issue, particu- larly in longer stay wards. The average length of stay at the hospital is 14 days. A survey in the latest Counties Manukau District Health Board agenda shows some patients’ records are re-charted up to eight times in one week. Quality Improvement Unit direc- tor Mary Seddon says the problems with the chart were to be expected. ‘‘As with any change, people are bound to react both negatively and positively,’’ she says. ‘‘However, as a result of the feedback, we are looking into work- ing alongside the National Health Board to develop a long-stay National Medication Chart.’’ The current seven-day medical chart was introduced at Middlemore Hospital last month. The move fol- lowed an accidental overdose at the hospital in 2010. Counties Manukau District Health Board was the first in New Zealand to adopt the chart which runs over seven days rather than the old chart’s three days. It has different pages for once only, repeat or regular drugs. It also has a structured letter format using one capital letter in each space to combat bad handwriting. Dr Seddon says the long-stay chart will follow a similar format, although it will have more space for nurses notes. She says Middlemore Hospital will be a pilot for the charts that she hopes will be introduced in October. Resthome catering for Indian culture on agenda By MATT BOWEN Culturally sensitive: Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust chairman Jeet Suchdev is keen to set up resthomes that cater for Indian needs. Photo: MATT BOWEN A few curry dishes on the menu and some Indian entertainment would help solve gripes from elderly Indian migrants. The Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust is keen to see a resthome catering for their cultural needs. The not-for-profit organisation supports and unites new migrants from India and helps them with educational, health and social needs. Chairman Jeet Suchdev says the concerns emerged at the fortnightly senior citizen meetings and it affects many people. There are more than 100,000 ‘‘Kiwi Indians’’ living in Auckland. ‘‘Even the children want their parents to go to a resthome but they’re very hesitant,’’ Mr Suchdev says. ‘‘We eat curry, rice, maybe cha- pati and even the entertainment – they want to watch Indian TV. ‘‘If they want to go to a mosque, church, temple or gurdwaras, they need to go but it is not available now.’’ The problem goes further. Mr Suchdev says cultural needs are often not met and language barriers can be an issue in many resthomes. For example, he says older women don’t like to be handled by male caregivers because ‘‘there is a very sensitive culture around this’’. ‘‘But when you have no choice you can’t help it. If they have choice then they will be very happy. ‘‘We don’t want to see them miser- able when they’re down the hill, when their sun is setting.’’ Preliminary research has been carried out and is being analysed before being presented to the Indian community. Fundraising for the project is under way and the organisation is lobbying politicians. Mr Suchdev is a member of the Auckland Council’s ethnic peoples advisory panel and he says mayor Len Brown was receptive to the idea. ‘‘They all understand and accept that this is a need,’’ he says. The resthome would operate on a no profit no loss basis. ❚ Email Mr Suchdev on jeet@ xtra.co.nz or call 620-0579 for more information.
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