Bay of Plenty DHB - Regional Maori Health Services - Community Nursing
Community Health Service
Tauranga Regional Māori Health
Regional Māori Health Services provide clinical and nonclinical professional services to Māori patients who are admitted to Tauranga Hospital.
Tauranga: Whare Whānau Whakataa.
There are two Whānau units that are available for emergency accommodation for Whānau with patients in the wards.
This is a temporary service that is accessed via Social Workers.
Each unit consists of two small bedrooms, kitchen, bath/shower.
Community Nursing Service
Coordinate outpatient clinics and community nursing follow up for:
- Outpatient clinics
- Community follow up from a ward referral
- Māori Health provider referrals
- GP referrals to the service.
The community nursing service strengthens relationships with whānau, patients and Māori Provider Health services.
Outpatient clinics are held regularly under the following specialties:
Coordinated by a Practice Nurse and Specialist Consultant - these clinics operate from the Regional Māori Health Services building in Tauranga.
Mental Health Service
Te Wharemaiangiangi Inpatient Facility
Te Wharemaiangiangi is a 24 hour, 7 day per week acute inpatient unit for adults.
The Regional Māori Health Inpatient team provides the following services:
- Māori nursing
- Te Pou Kōkiri
- Patient assessments
- Input into treatment plans
- Cultural support
Social Work Service
Provide assistance to Māori and their Whānau in the wards who require:
- Social work, liaison and support services
- Liaison with Iwi provider services
- Liaison with other government agencies
- Liaison with regional tertiary hospitals
- Manage the Whānau emergency accommodation units
- Involved in monitoring of care/discharge care plans of patients
- Involved in support for any Tupāpaku (deceased) and bereavement issues
Inpatient Ward Services
Medical Ward 2A
This service consists of:
- A Clinical Nurse Manager
- Māori Nurses
They assist Māori patients and Whānau who present to the medical wards.
This team provides a multidimensional focus utilising the model of Whānau centered care.
The scope of service deals with patients with complex medical, respiratory, end stage renal failure and cardiac pathology.
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This page was last updated at 11:56AM on February 20, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Bay of Plenty DHB - Regional Maori Health Services - Community Nursing.