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Asthma Waikato

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8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Description

Asthma Waikato provides expertise, education, support and assessment services to children with asthma aged 0-15 living in the Waikato region, and their families.  Asthma Waikato have developed a range of programmes that support children and their families on a one to one basis, as well as providing asthma education to community groups such as schools, ELCs and first aid providers. Asthma Waikato also offers spirometry training for healthcare professionals.

At Asthma Waikato we educate and support families so they can take control of their respiratory condition rather than letting it control them. The programmes (with the exception of professional development) are FREE. Asthma Waikato Educators provide consults in the way that is most beneficial to the need of each family, which may be face to face in the clinic, or perhaps via Zoom, Facetime or other virtual means or perhaps over the phone. Home visits are considered under exceptional circumstances. Consults and education sessions are always followed up with take-home resources as well as ongoing recalls and support.

We explain: 

  • What asthma actually is 
  • What medicines there are and what they do
  • What a spacer is 
  • What different devices there are
  • What triggers are
  • What other things might be impacting asthma 

And more 

We explain the 'why' of all these things because if people know the 'why' they are more likely to comply.

We ensure kids are on: 

  • The right medicine 
  • The right dose 
  • The right device 

Our education ensures that they and their whānau know how to: 

  • Take it in the right way 
  • At the right time 

We give people  

  • Our time 
  • Our expertise
  • Robust follow up
  • An open door policy for reaching out
  • Holistic care
  • A warm, welcoming environment for the whole whānau 

Our main services are: 

  • Asthma Education for children with asthma aged 0-15 living in the Waikato. Read more here.
  • Asthma education for community groups on request Read more here.
  • Asthma Friendly Schools and ELCs programme - education for staff and caregivers Read more here .
  • Spirometry training course for health professionals. Read more here.

For more about who Asthma Waikato is and what they do, check out their websiteFacebook, and YouTube channel.

Ages

Child / Tamariki

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Charges

Our programmes (with the exception of professional development) are FREE.

Hours

8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Mon – Thu8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

Information & support

Injury, illness or disability

  • Needs assessment
  • Self management

Advocacy

Family / whānau

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Region

Waikato

Contact Details

18 Claudelands Road
Hamilton East
Hamilton
Waikato 3216

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Street Address

18 Claudelands Road
Hamilton East
Hamilton
Waikato 3216

Postal Address

PO Box 7013
Hamilton East
Hamilton 3247

This page was last updated at 1:52PM on August 5, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Asthma Waikato.