Manaia Health News

Passing the baton - providing respiratory services to the people of Northland

On the evening of April 10th 2014 past and present committee members, staff, business partners and friends of the Asthma Society Northland (Inc) met together to share memories, stories and to participate in passing stewardship of the respiratory service from the Asthma Society to Manaia Health PHO. For over forty years the Asthma Society has provided respiratory services to many Northland communities.

Whangarei Youth Space to become a reality

The Young people of Whangarei are at last going to have a place to call their own. On the 21st of October the ASB Community Trust approved a significant multi-year grant to the Whangarei Youth Space Trust to establish a Youth Space in Whangarei. This follows the commitment by the Whangarei District Council to grant a lease for a building and the Northland District Health Board and Manaia Health PHO to support youth health services.

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE NURSES AWARDED A MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION CREDENTIAL IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

From Left: Judith Hall, Suzie Costelloe, Suzanne Mackay, Donna Kuljish, Robynann Dyson, Chris Hutchinson, Jann Leaming, Veronique Norstrand

Te Puāwaitanga o Otangarei proves successful healthcare service

Te Puāwaitanga o Otangarei proves successful healthcare service

7:02pm, Sunday 21 July 2013

There's a healthcare centre in Otangarei, in Whangarei, established by the community concerned about the large number of deaths and illnesses who do not go to the doctors due to high fees.
Over the past 10 years, Te Puāwaitanga o Otangarei Healthcare Centre has achieved remarkable success and outcomes.

Forget the Bling Bling - do the Whanau Thing

‘Forget the Bling Bling - do the Whanau Thing’ is an annual campaign which aims to reduce the economic and social stress experienced by low-income families at Christmas time. This project is about providing information and tools to families and communities as a reminder that Christmas is a time to spend celebrating life with families and friends rather than spending lots of money on expensive presents which leave families in debt and stressed.

Maori Health Leadership Awards with a focus on Mental Health and Addictions

The three (3) Henry Rongomau Bennett Foundation Tohu Hiranga Excellence Awards are:
 
1) Bob Henare Award:
The specific focus of the Bob Henare Excellence Award is to, by recognising excellence, innovation and best practice, support rangatahi (under 25 years) Māori leadership in the mental health sector.
 
Candidates for this Award must be nominated.
 
One Award of up to $5000 each will be made in 2013.
 
 
2) Harry Pitman Award:

Youth Space

Manaia Health PHO and partners have been working away over the last few years on a project to establish a Youth Space in Whangarei. This is in response to the voice of young people in our area over many years. In 2012, Manaia Health PHO took on a leadership role to progress this work, and this has resulted in the completion of a business case.

With the support of the ASB Community Trust, we are now in a position to move forward from this business case to an establishment phase that will include detailed business and implementation plans.

Fonterra Turns On The Milk Tap For Primary Schools Around The Country

All 350,000 Primary School children throughout New Zealand will be offered a free serving of milk every day from next year. This follows a successful pilot programme in Northland Primary Schools throughout the past year. Research conducted by the University of Auckland has shown that children’s milk consumption in Northland both at school and at home, has significantly increased since the pilot began.

Congratulations

Congratulations to new Fellows of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Well done to everyone. Doctors Ingrid Scott, Claire Douglas, Conlin Locke and Herbert Morrison are now part of the growing number of Fellows working in Manaia Health PHO practices. In 2008 only 41% of the General Practitioners were Fellows, now there are 73% in 2012.

2013 Vodafone Foundation Youth Health Leadership Fellowship Recipient

Bernie Hetaraka - Youth Health Project Coordinator Manaia Health PHO, Whangarei was formally presented with the Vodafone of Youth Health Leadership Fellowship for 2013 at the Orakei Marae in Auckland on Wednesday 14th November. In Bernie’s year she would like to take the opportunity to learn from some of those leading innovation internationally in not only the youth health environment but also in the business arena. This learning will be transferred and shared back to Northland and nationally assisting in improving the health and development of young people.