At Whanganui Regional Health Network (WRHN), we are passionate and committed to working as a team to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.
Our greatest strength is the diversity of our team and the broad range of skills, knowledge, and life experience we bring to our work. We can be innovative, agile, and proactive in our work across the rohe/district. We like a challenge, and we are always looking for ways to work alongside whānau and stakeholders to improve access to high-quality healthcare
As a primary health organisation, we have several roles in the community.
For you and your whānau, we provide a wide range of community-based services direct to you, which include;
· Parenting and Pregnancy support
· B4 school checks for tamariki
· Childhood and adult immunisations
· Support and follow-up for Health Screening
· Programmes and support for Long Term Conditions
· Stop smoking service
If you or your whānau are having trouble finding and accessing health services, our team can help. We have a team of navigators that can work with you and alongside a wide range of health professionals and other services in the community to find what meets your needs.
If you or your whānau are looking to register with a general practice, we have 11 General Practices under the WRHN umbrella – 7 in the city, with one in Bulls, Marton, Raetihi and Taihape. For more information head to our General Practice page.
If you or a whānau member suffer from a long-term condition, our team are here to help. We aim to help you stay out of hospital. We proactively work with individuals and their whānau to better understand their condition/s and learn skills and strategies to help them self-manage at home. For more information head to our Long Term Conditions page.
If you or your whānau are looking for health information, our website has many up-to-date resources and links to other credible health information sites where you can get the information you need. Check out our Resources & Media page.
Our health promotion team in the community and across the Whanganui rohe can provide support and health education for individuals, schools, early childhood education centres/ Te Kōhanga Reo, providers, community groups, organisations, and workplaces throughout the region.
Whatever the need, our team is here to work with you, your whānau and the wider community to achieve better healthcare for all.
Our Whanganui rohe population is currently 60,504, residing in urban Whanganui, Bulls, Marton, Raetihi, Taihape, Waverley and surrounding areas.
HOW WE CAN HELP
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MISSION, VISION, VALUES
The Mission and Vision of the Whanganui Regional Health Network are guided by the New Zealand Primary Health Care Strategy which states that:
“Primary health care services will focus on better health for a population, and
actively work to reduce health inequities between different groups.”
In addition, the Values of the organisation are guided by the Partnership, Protection and Participation principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
A leader in driving high quality health outcomes through innovative partnerships, resulting in healthier communities and improved individual wellbeing.
Leading equitable provision of primary health care, through creative and successful decision making with our communities.