The Māori Health team provides support and advice to all sectors of the Wairarapa District Health Board. They are committed to ensuring strong links and relationships are developed and maintained, both within hospital services, Primary Care providers and in the wider community.
Read the WaiDHB 2016/17 Māori Health Plan
Contact: Jason Kerehi
Māori Health Director
Phone: via hospital switchboard 06 946 9800
The Pacific Health Unit
The Pacific Health Unit provides a culturally safe and supportive service for Pacific fanau. The team works with you to see that you get the health care you need. The unit can provide translation of Pacific languages and help to explain differences in New Zealand cultural practices so that you can understand the healthcare process.
The unit can also help you access follow-up care outside of the hospital like GPs and community health services. You can speak to any of the team below.
Tofa Suafole Gush (MPP), Director Pacific Health (Wairarapa & Hutt Valley DHBs) (04) 570 9367 or Mobile 027 8395 9934
Fuaao Stowers (NZREN), Pacific Health Facilitator (04) 570 9247 Mobile 027 7426 129
Fara Leasuasu (NZREN), Pacific Health Facilitator (04) 570 9957 Mobile 027 4875 714)
Otila Tefono (RN), Team Leader (04) 570 9770 Mobile 027 5112 515 Pager: 464Read The Pacific Health Action Plan