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


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.

Last updated: March 18, 2016