Te Kaahui Ora Maaori Health Whaanau Ora Service

Whaanau Ora Team

maori statute sits at middlemore entrance

Middlemore Hospital (Western Campus buiding 38B):

Our service is based at Middlemore Hospital and we respond to Maaori patients and their whaanau who have asked for our support.  Urgent or immediate Whaanau ora support can be offered during a hospital stay and after discharge. Our referral and assessment process allows us to prioritise Maaori patients who may also benefit with additional community support, by receiving Whaanau Ora short-term or long-term care (this can be up to 1 year if needed).  Those identified can include pepi (from birth), to mama and papa, also rangatahi, pakeke and older patients who have complex health and social needs. 

Our Whaanau Ora workers will make contact with patients we’ve identified and gain consent for our service to work closely with them and their whaanau.  We also work alongside Services within Counties Manukau Health and out in the Community, such as Government agencies, Social services and a multitude of other key services. This enables us to assist in a wide range of support areas such as housing and accommodation, budgeting, employment, advocacy, entitlements, education, health literacy, and engagement with community health providers.

Whaanau House

Te Whare Rapuora Emergency Accoummodation:

Te Whare Rapuora is a short term emergency accommodation we provide for whaanau outside of the Auckland region who are supporting patients admitted to Middlemore Hospital.  Our whare provides:

  • 8 single beds
  • 2 showers and 3 toilets
  • laundry facilities
  • A small dining and kitchen area
  • 2 reserved car parks
  • bed linen and towels
  • coffee, tea and milo

What you need to bring?

  • change of clothes
  • your own toiletries
  • food for your stay

Cost:

Deposit of $20 for locker key and acess swipe care which is refunded when returned on departure.

How to access?

Ask ward staff to refer to us during office hours Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm or during afterhours, weekends and public holidays refer to the daily operations Duty Manager.

Hearing and Vision Services

Within this service we also have a trained Hearing & Vision Technician/Community Health Worker who provides hearing and vision screening in Te Kohanga Reo and Kura Kaupapa for tamariki, mokopuna with a focus on Hauora, Tikanga and Te Reo. 

We screen tamariki to identify any hearing and vision problems requiring further assessment and/or treatment.  Referrals from this service can also be made to the Whaanau Ora Services (if deemed necessary) to provide additional support to the whaanau.

How to refer to this service?

All referrals to this service are directed through Te Kaahui Ora Maaori Health Whaanau Ora Service.

Ask ward staff to refer to us during office hours Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm or during afterhours, weekends and public holidays refer to the daily operations Duty Manager.

CM Health has adopted the Tainui spelling of Maaori and whaanau where appropriate throughout our website and documents.