Services

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 development 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

Nau mai, haera mai! Welcome to the Whanganui Regional Health Network's Pregnancy and Parenting service. Here you will find information and support that will help you prepare for pregnancy and how to care for your new arrival. Learn about the benefits of healthy pregnancy and how to maintain it by connecting to community services who will support whanau/families.

Pregnancy and parenting classes are facilitated by qualified childbirth educators. These are available for all pregnant women and their support person.

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.

Manaaki Te Whanau

Manaaki Te Whanau - Supporting Family Health

We are an outreach team based at the the Whanganui Regional Health Network. Our team consists of registered nurses, kaiwhina and administrators.

For children who are overdue for immunisations or children requiring a B4 School Check or families with no GP, we provide the following:

Cervical screening

Our cervical screening service assists women who are overdue for their smear test .This can include:

  • information,

  • transport,

  • alternate smear taker, and

  • assistance with both making an appointment and attending at their GP practice.

Call 0800775001 option 2 to talk with Roz if you have any questions.

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