Ngāti Ruanui Healthcare

 

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa. We are an iwi whānau/family health provider. We have general practice, community and iwi social services situated in one building, providing quality health and social care services to whānau in South Taranaki.

We have doctors, a nurse practitioner and experienced nursing staff and non-clinical staff available. Our services are located next to the Hawera Hospital. We offer a wide range of services, alongside an onsite pharmacy and easy access to the hospital laboratory and emergency department services.

New patients are most welcome. If you would like to become a new patient with us, you will be required to complete our enrolment process. If you would like more information, give us a call and ask to speak to one of our nursing or administration staff who will assist you with your request.

Some of the services our general practice and community teams offer are listed below.

Child health

The idea of childhood immunisations is that you protect your baby/child from potentially serious illnesses at the start of life. It is recommended all children are fully immunised.

We provide a Tamariki Ora service where parents may enroll your child for all their well child checks from 0-5 years. Well child and core well child checks may be coordinated at the one visit to the medical centre to provide all your child's immunisations right on time. Ngati Ruanui Healthcare also provides B4 School Checks for children before they start school.

Youth health

Free health clinics for all health concerns are provided at Ngati Ruanui Healthcare every Tuesday morning and all day Wednesdays for young people aged 10- 25 years. A nurse practitioner provides care for all health concerns including prescribing and ordering of lab and radiology tests. Young people may also access sexual and reproduction support, as well as the insertion and removal of a Jadelle, contraceptive implant used to prevent pregnancy. Youth clinics also take place at Patea Area School and Tutaki Youth centre in Stratford.

Cardiovascular disease risk assessment

The aim of cardiovascular disease risk assessment (CVRA) screening is to identify those at increased risk of having a cardiovascular event or stroke, in order to co-ordinate their care and support them to reduce their risk.

New Zealand CVRA and management guidelines (2009) recommend screening for all men from the age of 45 years (or from 35 if they have risk factors) and women aged over 55 years (or from 45 if they have risk factors). Maori, Pacific and Indian people should be assessed for cardiovascular risk assessment ten years earlier than non-Maori.

The CVRA includes measurement and recording of smoking, fasting lipid profile (cholesterol), fasting plasma glucose, average of two sitting blood pressures, family history, and height/weight/body mass index/pulse/waist circumference.

Once the risk has been calculated, treatment decisions will be made regarding lifestyle advice, drug therapy, treatment goals and follow up.

The doctor or nurse may refer you to our community team for follow up support and education. This may be a visit to the medical centre to meet with the community nurse or in your home.

Diabetic annual reviews

We are very keen to ensure you are taking advantage of all the screening available to keep you healthy if you have diabetes. Regular annual checks are one way to ensure you are monitoring your diabetes well. Annual diabetic reviews are provided by the nurses and regular checks with your doctor to review your health plan and medications if you require them are very important. People with diabetes are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, even before assessment of all other risk factors.

Respiratory conditions and asthma reviews

If you have a respiratory condition or asthma, it is important to connect with the medical centre for yearly reviews. The asthma review involves a discussion of ways to have better control of your symptoms. Depending on the severity of your respiratory condition or asthma and especially for children, a six monthly review may be recommended.

Walk-in clinic

We provide this service for our registered patients only. This service is from 11:00am-12:00pm, Monday-Friday for patients who have serious symptoms. This service is triaged by our nursing team. This nurse triage system will assess the patient, who will not necessarily be seen by a doctor on the day.

Minor surgery

A number of our doctors are very experienced in doing minor surgery, such as the removal of lumps, bumps and skin lesions. The doctors will need to see you for an initial consultation first before deciding what action to take.

Aclasta

Aclasta is used to treat osteoporosis, to prevent additional fractures in vulnerable men and women and Paget's disease. We offer aclasta services for patients but a doctor's referral is necessary.

We provide the following free and confidential services for individuals and whānau.

- Social work support care and protection for all social issues.
- Advocacy.
- Mentoring and monitoring for parenting.
- Domestic and family violence, relationship, grief and suicidal support
- Anger management support from a Tikanga Māori perspective (holistic).
- Budgeting advice.
- Supervised visits for tamariki, mokopuna.

Kaumatua activity programme

Ngati Ruanui Healthcare provide a kaumatua (elderly) activities programme. If you are over 60 years of age and would like to join an activity group and attend the programme once a week, or require more information about the programme, ask our administration team.

Outreach immunisation

We provide an outreach immunisation service for child who are behind on their childhood immunisations. Our team will go into the home to vaccinate the child. This service is by referral from the National Immunisation Register (NIR).

Rangatahi oral health

This service is free for 18 years and under. It is provided by our outreach team, encouraging youth to attend dental checkups/appointments with their local dental provider and enrolling youth with a dental therapist of their choosing.

Breast screening

Breast Screen Aotearoa is a free national breast screening programme that checks women for early breast cancer. Ngati Ruanui Healthcare has a health educator who provides support and education for the screening programme.

Aukati Kaipaipa (smoking cessation)

We offer one-hour weekly sessions over seven weeks to provide you with behavioral support and smoking medicines to quit smoking. We will help you:

- understand the withdrawal symptoms associated with stop smoking
- develop a plan to address withdrawals and urges to smoke
- seek family and buddy support to help you quit
- provide free nicotine patches, gum, and lozenges once you enrol on the programme.

GPs

Jarrod Newell

Marcia Liberatore

Riegardt Meyer

Clinic fees

0-1314-1718-2425-4445-6465+
$0.00$12.50$18.00$18.00$18.00$18.00
Ngāti Ruanui Healthcare

41 Hunter Street, Hawera, 4610

We are accepting new patients

P: 06 278 1310
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Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Public holidays: Closed