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Change Day NZ 2017

10 April 2017
Media Release

Change Day NZ 2017

For Immediate Release

Geneva Healthcare Pledges To Support New Zealand Hospices Through #ChangeDayNZ

As part of Change Day 2017, Geneva Healthcare CEO, Josephine Wallis, continues to lead change and improvement in the healthcare industry through a company-wide pledge to donate goods to the Hospice retail shops nationwide in the coming weeks. The proceeds from the sale of these items will stay in the local communities, and make a real difference to people and families in Hospice care.

Change Day is about everyone pledging to help improve the healthcare experience for every kiwi. It is about individuals taking action, albeit small steps, which can collectively bring about big changes.

“This pledge is about us making real changes that can be seen throughout our communities, and inspiring others to also pledge for positive change,” says Josephine Wallis, CEO of Geneva Healthcare.

Change Day challenges all Kiwis, especially healthcare professionals, to make a change they believe will help improve the quality of healthcare. The concept is simple. Everyone identifies something they can action to help improve the healthcare experience for every kiwi, and pledge it on the Change Day website ( Then in October 2017 everyone actions their pledge to create a mass movement of grassroots change in New Zealand.

In 2016 a record 2,585 pledges were made and actioned by Kiwis for positive change, the largest seen so far. New Zealand Healthcare partners also joined in the march for change such as Cancer Society, Pacific Trust, District Health Boards, and many more.

Change Day first exploded onto the world stage in 2013 with the UK campaign being hugely successful – gathering almost 190,000 online pledges. The true grassroots movement began with a twitter conversation between young change leaders on ways to improve the healthcare service. The movement retains its grassroots ethos with front-line staff being major players in encouraging change and improvement in healthcare. This year, Change Day is happening across the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, Canada and New Zealand.

Between now and October 2017, all New Zealanders, especially those in the healthcare industry, are encouraged to pledge a promise to make positive changes to healthcare and take part in October’s big day of action. Everyone in our communities can help make a change. Change can start with one person and can start small. Together, small changes can make a big impact, and while our healthcare system in New Zealand is well ahead of other countries, there is always room for improvement.

Join us for Change Day 2017. It only takes one minute to make a pledge. To see all current pledges and submit yours, please visit the Change Day website at

Follow us on social media & show us you completing your pledge by using the hashtag #ChangeDayNZ .




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