South Island Māori Experiences Survey

UPDATE 26 June, 2023.
Tēnā koe and thank you for your interest in the TIPU MAHI South Island Māori Health Workforce Experiences Survey. The data collection and analysis for this survey has now been completed.

The kaupapa Māori methodology for the survey was to communicate our findings to Te Waipounamu kaimahi first. Now that we have completed our in-person dissemination visits highlighting the findings and recommendations of this survey to kaimahi Māori in the five South Island localities of Nelson/Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, South Canterbury and Southern, we are pleased to be able to publish the full report here on the website.

The information below was used during our data collection period so although this update contains the full report, for background and information purposes our website will still display information used during the data collection period. Our intention is to enable people who are interested in the survey process to continue to access this information to understand more about the survey and the contextual project background should they wish to.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our survey participants and look forward to providing further updates on next steps and outcomes in response to this mahi in the very near future. Please click on this link to access the full survey report.
Report on Findings and Recommendations – South Island Māori DHB Staff Experiences Survey

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the TIPU MAHI Team.
Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.

In a co-design process with South Island kaimahi Māori, TIPU MAHI have developed a survey to gather data and measure Māori staff experiences from all 5 DHBs across Te Waipounamu/the South Island. This survey is the first of its kind to be disseminated at an entire South Island-wide level.

To participate in the South Island Māori DHB Staff Experiences Survey now, click here to access the survey link.

The South Island Māori DHB Staff Experiences Survey aims to investigate the experiences of our current South Island Māori health workforce.

The overall intention of the survey is to gather information about Māori staff experiences and aspirations for the future to help inform a strategy to address Māori health inequities and improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of Māori staff and patients in Te Waipounamu, now and in the future.

This survey has gone through an approved ethics approval process at the University of Otago.

The survey is completely anonymous and confidential to ensure the safety of all survey participants.

Survey analysis will be undertaken by the TIPU MAHI Team who are external to the DHBs, and the team will ensure no identifying information is shared during the dissemination of survey findings.

As we all know the current health reforms are changing the way health services are delivered and as we transition into the new structure, it is critical that we understand the unique and diverse perspectives of our current Māori health workforce within a South Island context.

TIPU MAHI is independent of the health reforms and the transition to Health New Zealand and Māori Health Authority. However, the survey results will provide important information to inform the new health sector. The information gained will elevate Māori staff voices and experiences so the future health system can be shaped by the information our current Māori health workforce share.

This South Island Māori DHB Staff Experiences Survey survey provides a unique opportunity to elevate Māori staff voices and TIPU MAHI intend to use this survey to represent our Te Waipounamu workforce as we move into the future health system.

Survey Design – A Partnership Process

‘Nothing about us, without us’.
TIPU MAHI is a by-Māori, for-Māori, kaupapa-Māori project.

It was important for the team to engage in partnership relationships with kaimahi Māori in all South Island DHBs to co-design the South Island Māori DHB Staff Experiences Survey.

We hosted a series of kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) and online consultation and engagement sessions to ensure we captured the voices of the South Island Māori health workforce in the design of the survey.

Click here to access our Frequently Asked Questions about the survey.