Manaia Health News

Sore Throats -Preventing Rhematic Fever Free Swabbing Programme

Some Northland Pharmacies Whangarei are offering a FREE sore throat swabbing programme for children and young people aged 4-19 years and for other eligible members of their Whanau (aged 3-35years)

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Dargaville

 

Patient Portal - To be rolled out across Northland

Patient Portal

Staying in contact with your doctor just got easier  - Do it online

Manaia PHO Practices now have the option to offer a Patient Portal to their Patients

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Free kids' GP visits rolled out in Northland

Northland families like Cara Collins' will have one less bill to pay now healthcare for her two youngest sons is free.  On October 1, Northland became the only region in the country to roll out free general practitioner visits, after-hours consultations and prescription fees for children between 6 and 12 years old. While it will be implemented nationally next year, Northland health organisations chose to start the service early.

Ms Collins, who is a single mum with three kids, said the move will "help out heaps".

Dargaville Shared Care Record

Dargaville Shared Care Record

Powerhouse Couple! Ngaire and Richard Waka Ama World Sprints Medal Winners!

Husband and wife Richard Pēhi and Ngaire Rae Pēhi have done New Zealand proud bringing home respective silver and gold medals at the Va'a Waka Ama World Sprints in Brazil Rio de Janeiro last week.  Richard managed to claim a SILVER! And Ngaire got the GOLD! Medal in the Master V1 section YAY!!!

Ngaire is the Health Promotion Manager here at Manaia Health PHO and is a true "Lead By Example" role model to many people and we are privileged to have her as part of our Team :-) she is an inspiration to us all.

Northland Health Sector Awards

Laura Teina Piripi, health practitioner for the Far North Mental Health and Addiction Service, receives the Taangata I Te Tuatahi (People First) award from Associate Director of Nursing, Mary Carthew, at the inaugural Northland Health Sector Awards ceremony held on Saturday evening, 9th August 2014.

Safer Streets in 'Child Friendly City

Safer Streets in 'Child Friendly City'

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Whangarei: New Zealand’s first city to register for Child Friendly Cities Initiative

Whangarei: New Zealand’s first city to register for Child Friendly Cities Initiative

UNICEF NZ and the Northland Intersectoral Forum (NIF) are pleased to announce that Whangarei is New Zealand’s first city to be registered with the Child Friendly Cities Initiative.

UNICEF NZ National Advocacy Manager, Deborah Morris-Travers said, “The Child Friendly Cities Initiative is a framework that guides councils and communities to put children first in their decision making, by bringing to life children’s rights at a local level.

Nurses: a force for change – celebrating International Nurses Day by acknowledging, celebrating and encouraging excellence!

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‘Nurses: a force for change – celebrating International Nurses Day by acknowledging, celebrating and encouraging excellence!

On the evening of 14th May the work of Northland nurses and midwives was celebrated at a moving and inspiring awards ceremony held in the Ratu Room, Manaia Health, Whangarei.