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Te Hauora O Pukepuke Rau-

Update 2

Te Hauora O Pukepuke Rau Project Update, September 2016

The finishing touches have been put on the design of the stunning new integrated whanau wellness centre, Te Hauora O Pukepuke Rau, as captured in a scale model the Ngati Hine Health Trust will have on display through out the mid-North in coming months. 

The Trust, in partnership with the Northland District Health Board, is building the centre at the Bay of Islands Hospital in Kawakawa, alongside the DHB’s spacious new two-storied Accident & Medical clinic and 19-bed hospital ward.  Trust Board members met with the District Health Board recently to present the scale model and discuss progress on the joint projects, which will open up access to a wide range of health services for the people of the mid-North and Bay of Islands.

“We’ve been fortunate to have a talented team of architects from designTRIBE Mitchell & Stout to help bring to life the Trust’s vision for a one-stop-shop supporting the optimal health and wellbeing of whanau and communities in our rohe”, said Gwen Tepania-Palmer, Trust Chairwoman.

“Seamless integration of primary and community health care with whanau ora, social support and traditional Maori healing practices is at the heart of the Trust’s care philosophy. By being right next door to hospital services, patients and whanau can get the care they need, when they need it”, she added.

Local GPs Graeme Fenton and Ian Hoffer are also partners in this venture and with the Kawakawa Medical Centre will be the anchor service in the new centre. Patients and whanau will have access to specialist outpatient clinics, community and whanau health nurses and kaimahi, dental services, physiotherapy and injury rehabilitation, podiatry, a dispensary and telemedicine options. There will also be plenty of whanau-friendly spaces, a gymnasium and a café for community use.

With the design completed, the Trust is currently working through the consenting processes with the District Health Board and the Far North District Council.  Construction of THOPR is anticipated to start before the end of 2016, with the Northland DHB’s building beginning in early 2017. 

Gwen Tepania-Palmer, Ngati Hine Health Trust Chairwoman and Chair Anthony Norman of the Northland DHB with the scale model of the completed Te Hauora O Pukepuke Rau design.

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