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Discharge support for Māori and Pasifika

The Māori Health Unit provides nursing and social support services to Māori and non-Māori patients and their whānau / family.  We are here to support you and your whānau / family to achieve maximum health, well-being and independence.

Additional support is available for Māori and Pasifika, to help ensure the transition back home goes as well as possible.

We are committed to providing you a holistic health service and aim to:

  • Connect you and your whānau / family with resources and services.
  • Ensure that your transition from hospital care to home is achieved successfully.

The Pacific Islands Nurse Specialist Service is designed to assist Pacific people make the transition from hospital to home and to provide nursing follow-up. It also aims to prevent the need for hospital admission by offering community care and home visits. There is ongoing contact with GPs and primary-based (community) services focusing on health care and education. The service is available Monday to Friday and contact can be made via the hospital switchboard. The nurses work in collaboration with the local Pacific Islands Trust where other support and nurse-led clinics are available.