Compass Primary Health Care Network > Services > Maori Health

By: Compass Network  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Health Resources

E nga mana,
E nga reo,Rau rangitira ma,
Tena koutou, tena koutou,
Nga mate, nga aitua,
O koutou, o matou,
Ka tangihia e tatou i tenei wa,
Haere, haere, haere,
Te hunga ora,
Tena koutou katoa.

Here you will find out more about our Maori Health team, our services for Maori whanau, and some Maori health resources and links.

Maori Health Team

 

Tui Maxwell - Outreach Nurse

Tui’s nursing role is to work with the Health Centres in the Wellington region, receiving nurse/doctor referrals to follow up our enrolled Maori whanau who are overdue for:

  • Cervical smears;

  • Cardiovascular risk assessments (heart checks)

  • Mammograms

  • Diabetes annual reviews and testing

  • Blood tests

  • Immunisations for tamariki and kaumatua

  • Health checks

Tui also assists whanau in an additional support/advocacy role to ensure Maori whanau are able to maintain a healthy lifestyle by:

  • Providing transport to your medical appointments at the medical centre or hospital

  • Networking with you and other organizations WINZ, Housing NZ some social support services

As an outreach mobile service Tui is able to meet with you where you are most comfortable.

Services for Maori

Outreach Nursing

Outreach nurses help people who have difficulty accessing their GP or practice nurse for reasons such as cost, transport, language, and/or cultural barriers. Outreach nurses can provide assistance for GP visits, transport to appointments and medications. They also work with other agencies such as Work and Income and CYFS to ensure other social needs are being met.

Our Outreach Nurses are a mobile service, and they can meet with you where you are most comfortable to discuss your health issues. They can help you with:

  • cervical smears;

  • cardiovascular risk assessments (also known as heart checks);

  • mammograms;

  • diabetes annual reviews and testing;

  • blood tests;

  • immunisations; and

  • health checks.

Accessing the Service

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