Reducing the Growing Burden of
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
in New Zealand
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Fund ustekinumab for New Zealanders with severe
Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.
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Fund ustekinumab for New Zealanders with severe Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.
Over 20,000 New Zealanders suffer from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, one of the highest per capita rates in the world. Despite this, NZ doesn't provide funding for this standard, mainstream medication, funded in Australia and throughout the Western world. This medication has the potential to offer those with the most aggressive disease a life without chronic pain, bloody diarrhoea, repeated hospitalisations and life-altering surgeries, and the hope for a fulfilling work and family life.
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Can't Wait? Don't Wait!
The CCNZ toilet card clearly states that the holder has a medical condition and needs to use a toilet quickly. Although it does not guarantee you access to a toilet, most places you visit will be willing to help you. The card is a small, credit sized card, designed to fit easily into your purse, wallet or pocket. You can show the card when you're out shopping and socialising and it may help you gain access to a toilet.
If you would like a “I Cant Wait" toilet card please email us and we will send out an application form for your medical provider to complete.
Do you want to support "I Can't Wait!" cardholders?
Crohn's & Colitis New Zealand (CCNZ), invites retailers and business owners to show their support for people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, by displaying a window sticker, supporting the I Can't Wait! card.
By recognising the card, retailers and businesses will allow people with an I Can't Wait! card to use their facilities if there is no public toilet available nearby.
This simple act of kindness and understanding can actually change people's lives. Many people with IBD are afraid to leave their home for fear of having an accident in public.
To request a sticker for your business, please email us on email@example.com
Participating businesses will be recognised on our Website.