News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


STAR treatment for South Auckland patients

STAR treatment for South Auckland patients

WEDNESDAY 20 AUGUST 2014

People with diabetes, gout, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiovascular disease will soon be getting STAR treatment in Otara.

Health Minister Tony Ryall is today opening the first Specialist, Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre (STAR Care Centre).

The STAR Care Centre is in Otara Mall, on the top floor of the Otara Integrated Family Health Centre which also houses two GP clinics, a pharmacy and a gym.

STAR Care professionals so far include health psychologists and a psychiatrist. There are plans to have dieticians, podiatrists, nurses and GPs with special interests and skills with generalised supervision from consultant specialists at the facility.

STAR Care services are for patients enrolled with Total Healthcare PHO through East Tamaki Healthcare GP clinics in Counties Manukau.

"We envisage STAR Care to be a health innovation that will enable patients with long term conditions to see multiple health care providers in one place and at one time," East Tamaki Healthcare and Nirvana Health Group Director Ranjna Patel says.

"The idea is to make it more convenient for patients with fewer visits and less time off work. It will eventually lead to improved health literacy and self management knowledge and skills," Mrs Patel says.

"This could also be a way for us to support the health system with fewer unplanned visits to the hospital, and wasted missed appointments at Manukau Super Clinic," she says.

STAR Care services will include spirometry for patients with chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and other diagnostics. It will also offer self-management education, cooking classes and dietician services, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and gout and diabetes clinics.

Patients will be referred to STAR Care by their family doctor based on their healthcare needs as identified through various risk stratification tools that are being developed.

STAR Care services will be funded by Total Healthcare PHO.

The service aligns with the Better, Sooner, More Convenient strategy for primary and integrated care and is one of the projects under the newly formed Nirvana Health Group.

About Nirvana Health Group
The Nirvana Health Group provides management support, administration and operational support to East Tamaki Healthcare, West Auckland Healthcare, Mt Roskill Healthcare and White Cross clinics in Auckland.

The group offers a diverse range of services within the scope of primary care, including immunisations, doctor and nurse consultations, ACC, maternity, community and clinic based mental health team services and minor surgery.

Nirvana Health Group clinics are the sole providers of primary care services to Total Healthcare PHO.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Monarchy: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Are Expecting Second Child

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. More>>

ALSO:

2015: Elton John Plans Wellington Show

After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium, Wellington for one spectacular concert! The November 21, 2015 concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career... More>>

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news