Services

Immunisation Service

Manaaki Te Whanau Immunisation Outreach clinic is still operating every Tuesday 9am to 5pm. This is for routine child immunisations and immunisations for pregnant women only during the lockdown period. We ask that you call 0800 775 001 before you come to the clinic and we will arrange for a nurse to meet you.

Any other queries please call nurse Nicola on 0800 775 001.

Take care.

 

Ngā Taura Tūhono - Stop Smoking Service

The Stop Smoking Service ( Nga Taura Tuhono) is supporting people living in the Whanganui Region to become smokefree

We are a free service available to our community to help you achieve being smoke free . Although the process of quitting is a difficult one, the good news is that no matter how long you have been smoking you can experience major and immediate benefits when you quit smoking.

Diabetes Podiatry Service

Leo Brown is contracted by Whanganui Regional Health Network, to provide podiatry clinics for patients diagnosed with diabetes who meet the criteria for referral and have foot problems requiring the attention of a specialist. 

There are three goals:

  1. To assess the risk of foot complications, like ulcers and infection
  2. To inform patients about how risk occurs
  3. To actively reduce risk via podiatry treatment, guiding through advice and referral to other services as needed

 

Dietitian

The Community Dietitian offers a free service by referral for children and adults to improve nutrition. Referrals can be made via a GP or practice nurse or other primary health providers.

Examples of referrals:

Long-term Conditions Support

A registered nurse working with the patient and family, alongside their GP and practice team, to develop an integrated care plan.

By working together in this way, the areas that are having an impact on a person’s life are addressed, which often results in improved quality of life.

This service works across various health and social sectors, such as housing, employment, Work & Income NZ, and involves advocacy and support for the patient and their family.  As well as supporting general practice to develop innovative solutions.

Pregnancy and Parenting

Due to the current COVID-19 level 2 movement restrictions the way we are delivering Pregnancy & Parenting information and Support has changed. Services will be updated on this site as available.

To keep you, your pēpi and your whānau safe our service is:

Healthy Homes

How to have a Healthy Home – Tō Whare Hauora

There are many things you can do to make your home warmer, healthier and more energy efficient. To really make your home warmer, drier and healthier to live in, it is important to think about insulation, heating, ventilation and tackling dampness.

B4 School Check programme

The B4 School Check service is on hold currently due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Any queries about this service can be directed to Nicola Metcalfe on 0800 775 001.

 

The B4 School Check (B4SC) is a free, nationwide health check for all four year olds.

Frequently Asked Questions about B4SC

 

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