Te Kupenga Hauora - Ahuriri. Providing health care in Napier

By: Te Kupenga Hauora  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Mental Health, Registered Nurses, Oranga Niho

Tamariki Ora/Well Child Services
The Tamariki Ora service requires our registered nurses to provide care and education to Te Kohanga Reo tamariki and whanau. The service focuses on:

  • Vision and hearing
  • Immunisation
  • Cot death (SIDS)
  • Nutrition 
  • Breast feeding
  • Smoke free homes
  • Support for mums at risk

For tamariki not accessing Tamariki Ora/Well Child services, we provide support, facilitation and whanau care. Te Kupenga Hauora � Ahuriri assists with

  • Positive parenting
  • Maternity support
  • Ante/post natal depression
  • Home care/safe environments

Oranga Niho � Dental Health
This programme is aimed at improving the oral health of children in the Napier area.

It involves:

  • Working with whanau to ensure they understand the value of the school dental service
  • Facilitating early enrollment into the school dental service
  • Monitoring dental service access.

School Based Nursing
Registered nurses provide professional health care, education and support to children between the ages of five and twelve in Napier�s decile 1 schools who have health problems.

We also provide support to whanau and assist their access to other health services.

Whanau Ora - Kuia/Koroua
Registered Nurses provide information and professional advice to whanau, kuia and koroua.  This service focuses on healthcare, education and assessments on:

  • Heart disease
  • Asthma
  • Strokes
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Unintentional injuries
  • Nutrition

Free checks available include blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, hearing tests and acuity test for eyesight.

Kaupapa Maori Mental Health Service

This programme operates Tamariki Maori and Rangatahi Day Activity Programmes for those aged 19 years and under who live in the Napier district and are at risk of developing mental illness. The service:

  • Provides earlier detection and prevention of mental health problems
  • Promotes mental wellness
  • Enables service users to live an ordinary life with access to a range of life experiences and choices.

Kia Piki Te Ora O Te Taitamariki  - Maori Youth Suicide Prevention
This programme is targeted at Maori youth residing in the Hawke's Bay district and it promotes community action and coordination across all sectors which impact on the health and wellbeing of taitamariki Maori.

It also identifies where additional developments need to occur.

Social Workers in Schools
Trained social workers work with children, parents and schools to provide one-on-one support and advocacy in the school environment. The programme also provides courses in developing self-esteem, making the right choices and coping with unresolved issues.

Outreach Immunisation Service
A Registered Nurse is able to visit you at home, or somewhere you and your whanau feel comfortable, to vaccinate your tamaiti/tamariki.

It is important to keep every child up to date with immunisations so our tamariki, our whanau and our communities are protected.

There are reasons whanau may find it easier for someone to visit them at home or in the community - and this service is available to all.

We are keen to discuss any queries or questions you may have about your whanau health and well being.  We respect whanau choices and decisions.

Keywords: Mental Health, Oranga Niho, Registered Nurses, School Dental Service

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