Wenonah Mahase

Senior Consultant

wenonah.mahase@francishealth.co.nz
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Wenonah brings experience from the Canadian healthcare system having worked a number of years within both hospital and government agency settings. She has led and supported large quality initiatives within organisations through successful engagement with patients, family, clinicians, managers and executives.
 

What would you describe as your area of expertise?

Working with individuals and organisations to understand their needs, identifying improvement opportunities and co-designing solutions through collaborative partnerships. I draw on improvement methodology to support the design and delivery of programmes and work closely with stakeholders to provide solutions that they can own.
 

Which projects are you most proud of? Why?

Having recently joined Francis Health in 2016 I was fortunate to apply my recent experience in the Canadian healthcare system to supporting the implementation of a new Crisis Resolution Service across the Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast District Health Boards. The decision to integrate two Crisis Assessment and Treatment Teams into one team would allow for 24/7 access to mental health crisis services and improved response to the increasing service demands across both regions.  
 

How would you describe working for Francis Health?

As one of the newer members to Francis Health my experience thus far has been incredibly rewarding. We have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects of varying complexity which challenges us to continuously think in new and innovative ways.

The team at Francis Health are amazing individuals. I have been fortunate to work alongside some of the brightest minds in this sector and find myself constantly learning from my colleagues. These are people who are extremely passionate about the work we do and will go the extra mile to make sure we deliver results that are truly tailored to our clients.
 

What projects are you currently working on?

I am currently working on the following projects:

  • Supporting the implementation of an integrated Crisis Resolution Service across the the Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast District Health Boards and
  •  Implementing a theatre productivity programme with the Hutt Valley District Health Board
     

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

Knowing that the work I do is contributing to the greater good for patients, their family and staff. Every day presents a new and exciting challenge in this line of work and I am fortunate that I get to learn something new each day whether from a client I am supporting or from my colleagues.