Te Puna Oranga (Maori Health Service)

Ka tu whera te tatau pounamu o te Ao E takoto te whariki o te Atua ki mua i a tatou He honore, he kororia ki te Atua He maunga rongo ki te whenua He whakaaro pai ki nga tangata katoa Ka huri te kei o te waka ki te Kingi a Tuheitia Me te whare Kahui Ariki whanau whanui tonu Ma te Atua e tiaki, e manaaki i a ratou Me nga whakaaro tonu ki nga mate o te wa Takoto mai, moe mai koutou, haere, haere, haere Kati ratou ki a ratou, tatou ki a tatou No reira, he korowai rau whero o te whare Waiora o Waikato Haere mai, Haere mai Nau mai.

The green stone door to the world opens The whariki of God is laid before us All honour and glory be to God May there be peace on Earth And good will to all people The keel of our waka turns to King Tuheitia And the house hold of the Kahui Ariki May God care and bless them Our thoughts turn to those who have passed on recently Rest in peace sleep in peace depart journey on Let the dead be separated from us the living Therefore to our distinguished guests gathered here Welcome, welcome, Welcome.
 

Description
Te Puna Oranga (Māori Health service) comprises of two units that provide the core functions which form the basis for Waikato DHB Māori health.

  • Māori Health Corporate Team - Develops and delivers strategies and initiatives to address inequalities and health disparities for Māori residing in the Waikato DHB region.
  • Māori Health Frontline Service - Delivers cultural support and advocacy for Māori patients and their whanau across targeted service areas.

Key personnel

Loraine Elliott
Executive Director of Maori Health  

Sarah Greenwood

Personal Assistant to Executive Director of Maori Health

Hemi Curtis

Pou Herenga

Location

Hockin Building
Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus
Pembroke Street
Hamilton

Additional resources

Māori Health Plan

Teams and contacts

Kaitiaki

Kaitiaki Frontline Service offers cultural support for Māori and their whanau, who are accessing health and disability services in Waiora Waikato, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti, Thames and Taumaranui hospitals.

  • Team Leader: John Kopa- ext. 97896 or 021 806 171 ask your manager on the ward how to make a referral or simply call the team leader for assistance

What is the role of Kaitiaki?

  • To offer assistance, regarding Maori beliefs, values and cultural practices
  • To offer support for Maori patients during their admission in hospital
  • To help the patient and whanau understand the type of care provided by health clinicians
  • To link patients to other hospital services that can help them while they are in hospital
  • To link patient and whanau to external support services.

Waikato Campus

  • Zane Hohua
  • Tumanako Haumaha
  • Dale Marriott
  • Hineiri Rangitutia
  • Maata McManus 

Tokoroa Hospital

  • Hemi Curtis 

Thames Hospital

  • Susan King

Taumarunui/ Te Kuiti Hospital

  • Rangiarahina Onehi

Kaitakawaenga

Kaitakawaenga support Tangata Whaiora and their whānau in the Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre and within Mental Health and Addiction Services for Waikato DHB.

  • Acting Team Leader: Tapita Rippey extn 23507 or 021 228 8327 ask your manager on the ward how to make a referral or simply call the team leader for assistance.

Waikato Campus

  • Hone Thompson
  • George Smiler
  • Rawinia Hohua
  • Te Aroha Ngapo

What is the role of Kaitakawaenga?

  • To provide cultural support/intervention to Tangata Whaiora and their whānau on admission to the Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre and within Mental Health and Addiction Services for Waikato DHB.
  • To assist facilitating the journey of care of Tangata Whaiora and their whānau through inpatient at Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre as part of the Multidisciplinary Teams.
  • To identify and address areas to enhance service delivery to Māori.

Te Roopu Rautaki

Te Roopu Rautaki is the strategic arm of Te Puna Oranga.

  • Team Leader and Senior Project Manager: Nikki Haereroa extn 97808 or 021 815 861

Waikato Campus

  • Kelly Spriggs
  • Tazmin Tuhoro
  • Nina Scott

Te Roopu Rautaki

The role of Te Roopu Rautaki is to provide strategic oversight to improve the health outcomes of Maori within Waikato DHB. Activities include policy, research, workforce development and projects. For more information on our projects follow the tabs on the left hand side of the page.

  • Team Leader Whare Ora: Erana Severne-Takataka

Waikato Campus

  • Brogan Lomaz
  • Gabrielle Swift
  • Ihaka Stanley

Contact information

  • Te Puna Māori Health corporate and general enquiries – ph (07) 839 8899 ext 97528
  • Kaitiaki -  phone 021 806 171 or ask at ward reception. Service hours Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.00pm
  • Kaitakawaenga - phone 021 228 8327 or ask at Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre reception. Service hours Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.00pm

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