We are very excited to have finally launched our new website! The guiding theme is “chaplaincy as an integral part of healthcare in Aotearoa New Zealand”. This builds upon the Ministry of Health’s acknowledgment of spiritual care in their 2016 Health Strategy.
Our new design helps viewers navigate segments of information and reflect on what it means to support hospital chaplaincy. This can be as a volunteer, a patient, or through a financial gift. The website is now fully compatible with a wide range of devices, opening our audience up to a younger generation and adding sustainability to our future campaigns.
For our major stakeholders, such as our partner churches and the DHBs, they will be happy to see regular updates on our community page. We use this to discuss issues and promote stories relevant to hospital chaplaincy. Anyone can post comments or thoughts on these topics, and we look forward to hearing what you have to say.
We rely upon chaplains to provide us with information relevant to their practice. Please feel free to let us know if you would like us to focus on or contribute to a particular topic.
Our Website History
While developing our new website, we took a step back to think about why things needed to change. We came up with a few thoughts on what this new website should have:
- Easy access to information
- Intuitive calls to actions and opportunities to engage
- Little maintenance
We gave our previous website very little attention. We’ll be the first to admit that. We didn’t update it often, or have ways to monitor how people interacted with it. This is what we’ve addressed, and it all changes now.
Why does this change? Our restructuring of the National Resource and Support Centre (NRSC) focuses on sustainability. This means planning for increased stakeholder and public involvement in our activities. Because of this, for perhaps the first time in our organisation, we finally have the capacity to focus on the things that matter – for chaplains, and for the public. Expect better communication and streamlined processes.
We’ll talk more soon about what this means for everyone going forward, but in the meantime, make sure to check out our new social media pages (listed at the bottom of the page) and subscribe to our posts (in the comments section) to receive updates as we publish them.
Looking forward to a bright future ahead!