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Hills announced today that it has won the contract to provide patient entertainment and engagement solutions at Kaweka Health’s new $70 million facility currently under construction in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay district.

Stage 1 of the state-of-the-art facility will open mid June 2022, with four operating theatres and 5 overnight beds. Stage 2, which will open in 2024, will include a 31 bed ward and specialist consulting rooms.

Following a robust RFP process, Hills Health Solutions was selected to implement the innovative ‘Get Well’ patient engagement platform. Get Well is a global leader in patient engagement technology, offering a ‘software as a service solution’ that guides patients along their care journey, providing timely information, educational content and capturing feedback to improve patient satisfaction. Hills is the sole distributor of Get Well in Australia and New Zealand.

Hills Limited CEO, David Clarke, said Hills Health was excited to partner with Kaweka Health to bring the latest patient engagement technology to New Zealand.

“Get Well has been deployed to more than 950 sites around the world and we’re delighted to be partnering with a forward-thinking provider like Kaweka Health to launch it in New Zealand,” he said. “Technology is changing the healthcare landscape and it’s exciting to see Kaweka Health at the forefront of patient engagement innovation. It will support them to engage, educate and empower patients as they transition through their treatment plan, and provide insights into how they can improve their processes,” Mr Clarke said.

Kaweka Health’s Director of Digital Services, Lyle Chetty, said providing high quality entertainment and engaging patients in their healthcare journey was a high priority for the new hospital.

“Providing an environment where patients are comfortable and feel informed about their treatment plan is part of our patient-centric approach,” he said.

“We’re pleased to partner with like-minded organisations like Hills Health and leverage their knowledge to support patients to be active participants in their healthcare journey. The Hawkes Bay area is home to a broad demographic, and we need a platform that can cater to that diversity. Get Well’s vast library of educational content is seen a big plus,” Mr Chetty said.

“With Get Well on our screens, our patients will literally have the information they need to manage their recovery at their fingertips.”