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Service Types

Tauranga Regional Māori Health

Regional Māori Health Services provide clinical and nonclinical professional services to Māori patients who are admitted to Tauranga Hospital.


Whānau Accommodation
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
Outpatient clinics are held regularly under the following specialties:

  • Medical
  • Diabetes
  • Paediatric
  • Gynaecology

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

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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.

Contact Details

Tauranga Hospital

Bay of Plenty

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Whakatane Hospital

Bay of Plenty

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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.