Gisborne whanau are being encouraged to sign up to the Ngati Porou Hauora Puhi Kaiti clinic to help ensure the survival of quality health care services on the East Coast.
Ngati Porou Hauora operates across a network of 7 clinics serving Ngati Porou communities - Matakaoa, Tikitiki, Ruatoria, Te Puia, Tokomaru Bay, Tolaga Bay and Kaiti. However like many rural health providers, Ngati Porou Hauora has struggled financially over the last decade. Government funding formulas which have disadvantaged rural and small health organisations, coupled with the rising costs of delivering services within isolated communities, has had a major impact on the Iwi health provider.
Capitation or patient population is a critical driver to the operation of health providers. By increasing the numbers of enrolled patients at the Puhi Kaiti clinic helps to increase funding for the entire organisation. Ensuring the continuation of quality health services to East Coast communities. Ngati Porou whanau living in Gisborne can support their Coast whanaunga by signing up to the Puhi Kaiti clinic, to help increase Ngati Porou Hauora’s funding allocation. For Ngati Porou who do not live in Gisborne they can help support this kaupapa by sharing this panui and encouraging their Turanga relations to sign up.
Puhi Kaiti Medical Centre offers a wide range of primary health services to whanau living in Gisborne. Based at the Kaiti Mall Puhi Kaiti has a large and friendly team who provide: medical consultations by general practitioners and nurses (including a child and youth nurse practitioner); Aukati Kaipaipa Smoking Cessation programme: and the Mama and Pepi programme, which provides tautoko for young parents and their babies.
Please phone the Puhi Kaiti clinic on 06 867 8550 to sign up or enquire further.