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
Each unit consists of two small bedrooms, kitchen,
Community Nursing Service
Coordinate outpatient clinics and community nursing follow up
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
- Involved in support for any Tupāpaku (deceased) and bereavement
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
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.
March 18, 2016