Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Family Health Centre Opens South Auckland Offices

South Seas Health Care Integrated Family Health Centre Opens It’s New Offices in South Auckland

South Seas Healthcare Trust (SSHT) celebrated the opening of its new Integrated Family Health Centre in Otara last Friday by the Hon Tariana Turia, Associate Minister of Health and Minister of Whanau Ora. The celebration brought together local Pacific Members of Parliament, Ministry of Health, Local Councillors, representatives of the various Health sectors, as well as leaders of the wider Pacific community. The $1.2 million building took 4 months to complete and is fully funded by South Seas Healthcare Trust.

From humble beginnings South Seas Healthcare has emerged as a leader within the Pacific Primary Healthcare sector delivering excellence in healthcare services while thriving as a business entity.

In a written statement, Hon Tariana Turia congratulated the team for their hard work and commitment and services to the health and wellbeing of the community. “I hope that this Centre and the people who come through your doors, are empowered with the beacons of hope that we can find within our collective experience, to illuminate our journey forward.”

Deputy Chair of the Board Dr.Teuila Percival at a media press conference says the opening of this centre was the ‘fruition of the commitment and dedication from Board and staff towards addressing the health needs of its clients and their families’.

“Here at South Seas you will never meet a staff who will say No, it’s not my Job. No matter how big or small the client’s needs are they are always willing to do their best to help and find a solution”.

Clinical Director Dr. Andrew Chan Mow said it was important to provide a first class service for our patients utilising first class facilities.

“We are driven by the needs of our clients. South Seas Healthcare will continue to provide services that improve accessibility and deliver better health outcomes for our community.”

In 2006 the South Seas Healthcare was the first Pacific Healthcare provider to achieve the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners Cornerstone Accreditation as well as the NZ Quality Health Accreditation. The organisation has grown substantially and prides itself with the development of innovative programmes and a model of care for the delivery of primary health care services. Today it has an enrolled population of over 4000 patients in the GP clinic and its Community Outreach team reaches 80,000 people.

The community services provided by the Trust include Pacific Child Health Promotion – Kids in Action Programme, Family Violence Prevention in partnership with the Malaeola community, Social Services, Well Child Nurse Services, Otahuhu College GP Clinic, Pasifika Ola Lelei Service Gambling Prevention in partnership with Raukura Hauora o Tanui, and Pasifika Smoke Free Services delivering smoking cessation support to the wider community.

As a provider within Alliance Health + PHO, the Trust is also delivering Whanau Ora initiatives within the Counties Manukau region.

General manager Kasanalaita Puniani stated during her speech at the opening ceremony:

“South Seas Healthcare’s future strategic direction includes establishing a reputation as the foremost Whanau Ora Centre in Auckland and delivering excellence in child health and maternity services. This includes the continuum to develop innovative services that embrace effective use of technology and research to address the needs of our community Finally we are committed to ensuring that our workforce continues to be well trained, skilled, competent and committed to the maintenance of an excellent and affordable healthcare centre.”
ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

'Tea Break Bill' Passes: Gordon Campbell On Bad Labour Laws And Poor Safety

By co-incidence, one of the prime dangers of the government’s new employment relations law has been underlined by the release of the death and injury statistics among workers at New Zealand ports. These are highly profitable enterprises for the port owners.

The Port of Tauranga for instance, is expecting its current full-year profit to be between $78 million and $83 million and other ports are enjoying similar boom times – but they are also highly dangerous places for the people who work on or around the port premises. At the Port of Tauranga, there have been 26 serious accidents since 2011, and two deaths. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

No Charges: Outcome Of Operation Clover Investigation

Police have completed a multi-agency investigation, Operation Clover, into the activities of a group calling themselves “The Roast Busters”. The 12 month enquiry focused on incidents involving allegations of sexual offending against a number of girls in the Waitemata Police district and wider Auckland area... More>>

ALSO:

UNICEF Report: NZ Cautioned On "Stagnating" Child Poverty

An international report by UNICEF has found that child poverty rates in New Zealand have barely changed since 2008, despite similar sized countries significantly reducing child poverty during the recent recession. More>>

ALSO:

Funding Report: Two Pathways For Transport In Auckland

Commissioned by Auckland Council, the group was asked to investigate two possible pathways for raising $300 million per year ($12 billion over 30 years) to pay for the improvements needed to help fix Auckland’s transport system. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity: Equal Pay Win In Court Of Appeal

CTU: The Court of Appeal has made a historic decision paving the way for a substantial equal pay claim for aged care workers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Finishing Line, And Amazon’s Woes

If the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal wasn’t such a serious matter, this would be pretty funny… More>>

ALSO:

TV3 Video: Three Die On Roads Over Labour Weekend

The official holiday period ended at 6am Tuesday, with three deaths on the roads during the Labour Day weekend. More>>

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news