The Doctors Hastings runs a regular mobile Whanau Ora Nurse service. Our Whanau Ora nurse, Haley promotes health and well being to our Maori and Pacific patients as well as those living in high deprivation areas. This service is a free mobile service therefore is able to reach a greater number of our patients.
Our nurse is able to spend time with patients, (this role allows her the flexibility and freedom with time) helping them to realise and face barriers in their lives. Helping them and their whanau to deal with problems and barriers and then be able to devote some time and energy to their health needs. This can be as simple as taking the patient to their appointments and helping them through the stress of finding their way around the hospital, or discussing why having a smear or a mammogram is so important. Some of the other areas that our nurse can assist in are:
- Women's health (Smears etc)
- Healthy lifestyle / diet /cholesterol advise
- B4school checks
- Child immunizations
- Advise / education
- Referrals to other medical professionals
- Referrals to auxiliary services eg budgeting/ WINS/ addiction support
Haley accepts referrals from our doctors, nurses and receptionists as well as self referrals from patients and whanau. If you would like an appointment with our Whanau Ora nurse please ring The Doctors Hastings on ph: 876 8445.