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

 

Blessing Opens The Way For Local Renal Dialysis Treatment

A small blessing ceremony has paved the way for people across both the Hutt Valley and the Wairarapa to begin receiving renal dialysis treatment closer to home.

Kaumatua, patients, and staff gathered before sunrise this morning for a small ceremony to bless Te Whare Takihi mo te Katoa – the region’s new satellite renal dialysis unit.

Located at the Hutt Valley Health Hub adjacent to Hutt Hospital, the 16-chair unit (images attached) will enable more than 50 patients to receive treatment locally without having to travel to Wellington Regional or Kenepuru Community Hospitals three times a week.

“Travelling to Wellington or Porirua three times a week, for around five hours of treatment, is a significant burden for many of patients – especially those from our more disadvantaged communities. Te Whare Takihi mo te Katoa will help ease some of that burden,” said 2DHB Director of Provider Services Joy Farley.

“With around 470-490 dialysis treatments having been delivered weekly for most of this year in Wellington and Porirua, the new unit will also increase our renal dialysis capacity for the region and better position us to meet growing demand into the future.”

Gifted by local kaumatua Hepetema Taitua and his wife Mate, the name Te Whare Takihi mo te Katoa reflects its status as a ‘kidney dialysis unit for all’.

“Te Whare Takihi mo te Katoa is built around a culture of whanau, aroha, and manaakitanga for all people and resonates with the whakatauki that states ‘he waka eke noa’, or ‘we’re all in this together’,” said 2DHB Director of Māori Health Arawhetu Gray.

“A high proportion of these patients are Māori and Pacific and the unit and service are designed to support everyone – regardless of ethnic, cultural, religious, socio-economic, or other background community – the access safe quality treatment and support closer to home

Te Whare Takihi mo te Katoa is located at the Hutt Valley Health Hub, Witako Street, adjacent to Hutt Hospital. It will open to patients on Tuesday 1 December.

For our latest news, visit www.ccdhb.org.nz or www.facebook.com/CCDHB

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Demise Of The Tokyo Olympics

As the Covid vaccines roll out around the world, the Tokyo Olympics are looming as a major test of when (and whether) something akin to global normality can return – to international travel, to global tourism, to professional sport and to mass gatherings of human beings. Currently though, it looks like a forlorn hope that Japan will be able to host the Olympics in late July. Herd immunity on any significant scale seems possible only by December 2021, at the earliest... More>>

 

New Zealand Government: Cook Islanders To Resume Travel To New Zealand

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such ... More>>

ALSO:

A New Year: No politicians at Rātana in 2021

Annual celebrations at Rātana pā will be different this year, amid a decision to hold an internal hui for church adherents only… More>>

ALSO:

Government: Pre-Departure Testing Extended To All Passengers To New Zealand

To further protect New Zealand from COVID-19, the Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. More>>

ALSO:

Covid: Border Exception for 1000 International Students

The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began....More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels