Health services for Pākeke

We recognise the role that many different factors play in a Māori person’s health and wellbeing. 

Our range of services for tane and wahine include promoting fitness and mobility, prevention of coronary heart disease, stroke management and prevention of respiratory illness, including asthma and CORD (chronic obstructive respiratory disease, eg. emphysema) and managing and preventing diabetes.

See below for more details:

Asthma and CORD

Our qualified staff provide free support and education for pakeke and their whānau to help prevent and manage asthma and CORD (Chronic Obstructive Respiratory Disease, eg. emphysema), and attacks of these for sufferers.  

This includes developing and encouraging use of respiratory action plans with whānau so they can independently manage their asthma.

Diabetes

Our qualified staff provide free support advice to help whānau identify, manage and prevent diabetes.

Our focus is on helping whānau independently manage their diabetes to maintain optimal health and wellbeing.  This includes developing diabetes action plans with whānau that are tailored to individual needs and working alongside GPs and other services as appropriate. 

Our service provides education and support by:

  • Giving advice on the ways to prevent diabetes or reduce its impact on Māori.
  • Testing and screening to confirm diabetes 
  • Referring for care of associated problems with diabetes, eg. foot care, retinal screening.

Heart disease

Our qualified staff provide free health services and information to Māori, promoting fitness and mobility, regular blood checks and a good diet.

Together we can talk about risks, lifestyle and the changes people can make to stay healthy.

Mental Health and Addiction Services

We provide a free recovery oriented community-based assessment, treatment and therapy service for mental health and addiction problems.  The services are targeted for Māori and include developing care plans.  All plans are jointly agreed and implemented by all parties involved.  The care plans identify roles of the clinical and non-clinical staff, and other professionals, including: 

  • Crisis responsiveness
  • Risk identification and management
  • Medication management
  • Managed withdrawal
  • Psychological and other interventions
  • Support interventions
  • On-call and after hours support