Manaia Health News

Immunisation only sure way to avoid measles

With the number of confirmed cases of measles in Canterbury now at twenty-five and likely to rise, it is clear that measles is circulating in New Zealand, meaning it is only a matter of time before it arrives in Northland.

Measles is one of the most infectious diseases in humans, and under-immunised people who come within two metres of an infectious person, however briefly, have a 90 percent chance of contracting measles.

Kai Ora Fund 2019 - applications now open

Healthy Kai, Healthy Whānau, Healthy Communities

Community groups can now apply for funding of up to $5000 for collaborative projects in Tai Tokerau (Northland) to improve access to healthy food.

Applications must be in by Wednesday 20 March 2019.

You can download the application forms and read about previous funded projects here.

Northland community Meningococcal W vaccination programme

The free three-week community vaccination programme is continuing across Northland.

This programme targets Northland residents aged 9 months to under 5s and 13 to under 20-year-olds.

Visit the Northland DHB website here to find out more about this programme, to read FAQ, and for details of clinic locations and opening times.

Applications/nominations invited for Manaia Health PHO Community Advisory Group

The Board of Manaia Health PHO invites applications/nominations for representatives of community groups to become members of the Manaia Health PHO Community Advisory Group (COAG). Members of COAG assist and advise on issues relevant to the health of the people across the Manaia Health PHO area.

Applicants/nominees will represent organisations who have a commitment to, and strong links with, their community (or communities), particularly population groups with high health need.

Launch of 'Safe to Talk' sexual harm helpline

Ministry of Social Development has recently launched 'Safe to Talk', a new 24/7 helpline staffed by specialists trained in sexual harm support. People will be able to access information, crisis counselling and support, and/or be given advice about their local service providers.

The helpline can be accessed free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone, text, website, online chat, and email on:
Freephone: 0800 044 334
Text: 4334
Website/online chat: www.safetotalk.nz
Email: support@safetotalk.nz.

Donation from The Lions Club Whangārei bolsters packages of care

The Lions Club Whangārei has generously donated $20,000 towards counselling packages of care. This will enable every general practice in the Manaia Health PHO area to benefit from at least 2 or 3 extra packages of care per year. This funding comes from the club's community fundraising activities and annual fireworks event held at Toll Stadium. An enormous thanks go to the Lions for this innovative approach to working collaboratively with their local primary health care provider. To find out more about counselling support: http://manaiapho.co.nz/Mental_health_and_addiction_support

Kai Ora Fund is now taking funding applications

Healthy Kai, Healthy Whānau, Healthy Communities

Community groups can now apply for funding of up to $5000 for collaborative projects in Tai Tokerau (Northland) to improve access to healthy food.

Applications must be in by Wednesday 20 March 2019.

You can download the application forms and read about previous funded projects here.

FREE! Weekly immunisation clinics at Manaia Health PHO

If you'd like to know more about our immunisation clinic please call Manaia Health PHO on 438 1015.

One team, many businesses: Supporting delivery of the 2016 New Zealand health strategy

The Primary Health Alliance has today published the latest in its series of discussion papers One team, many businesses: Supporting delivery of the 2016 New Zealand Health Strategy (view here). 

White Cross Whangarei has moved

White Cross Whangarei has moved. The new clinic is at 32 Reyburn Street, Town Basin, Whangarei.

Contact details and opening hours will remain the same:
Phone 09 470 1083
Open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am - 8pm.