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Pinnacle - Taranaki Extended Care Team

Community Health Service

Today

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

The extended care team work closely with General Practice to support their patients in the community.

Our commitment to partnership with local iwi, social and health providers ensures that our team are able to access appropriate services for each individual and their whānau.

Staff

Ā mātou tīma (our team) includes:

  • Clinical pharmacists
  • Dietitians
  • Social workers
  • Diabetes community co-ordinator/Hauora kaimahi

Ages

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Referral

General practice and the extended care team work together as one to support the health of our patients in the community. We accept self-referrals, or a referral from your general practice or other relevant health provider. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Aged over 15 years.
  • Diagnosed with a long term condition e.g. DM Type 1 or 2, CHF, CVD, COPD.
  • Identified as high risk of developing a long term condition ie IGT/pre-diabetes.
  • Not currently under care of secondary care allied health.
  • Eligible for publicly funded care in New Zealand.

We can support people with any of the following:

  • medication management concerns e.g. polypharmacy, multiple prescribers, non-adherence
  • identified nutritional concerns e.g. elevated or significantly lowered BMI
  • identified as having difficulties self-caring/ self-managing
  • identified concerns regarding lifestyle/environment/ support
  • identified concerns regarding communication/memory/disengagement with health services.

Charges

We are a FREE service but we do require a referral from your GP or practice nurse. Please phone your GP surgery to discuss our service as an option.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct).

Services Provided

Advocacy

Social Worker - Our social worker works with clients in their home. The service provides advocacy and inter-agency service coordination.

Social Worker - Our social worker works with clients in their home. The service provides advocacy and inter-agency service coordination.

Disability support services
Injury support services

Self management

  • Self management
Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Dietitian - Our dietitian works together with patients living with long-term conditions to come up with realistic and achievable lifestyle changes to improve their nutritional health.

  • Healthy eating

Dietitian - Our dietitian works together with patients living with long-term conditions to come up with realistic and achievable lifestyle changes to improve their nutritional health.

Medication management

Clinical pharmacist - Our clinical pharmacist provides support for medication management of high care needs patients.

Clinical pharmacist - Our clinical pharmacist provides support for medication management of high care needs patients.

Region

Taranaki

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

47 Molesworth Street
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4310

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Street Address

47 Molesworth Street
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4310

This page was last updated at 8:50AM on December 19, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Pinnacle - Taranaki Extended Care Team.