Mrs Jenn Hooper, MNZM, for services to maternity care and people with disabilities
Mrs Jenn Hooper, MNZM, for services to maternity care and people with disabilities.
Jenn Hooper founded the consumer support network AIM: Action to Improve Maternity, which helps families affected by sub-standard maternity care, after the birth of her profoundly disabled daughter. She has advised on numerous panels, has spoken nationally and internationally, and is a founding member of the Neonatal Encephalopathy Prevention Taskforce. She established ‘Changing Places NZ’, a charity which provides public bathroom facilities catering to the most profoundly disabled. Mrs Hooper also invented the ‘Charley Wrap’, a customised torso support enabling better positioning and comfort for those with low truncal tone or scoliosis. This device is distributed internationally on a not-for-profit basis.
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