The Nurse Practitioner service works alongside the Whakatāne Emergency Department for whānau who may need support reconnecting with general practice or hauora providers to maintain their wellbeing. Our Nurse Practitioner provides valuable clinical expertise for whānau living in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Common conditions like infections, skin conditions as well as long term conditions like asthma and diabetes are usually best seen to in general practice or hauora/community but for some access to and through health services is challenging, costly or confusing. The Nurse Practitioner will use a kaupapa Māori approach to help whānau make health decisions together, looking at options, plans, safe discharge and ongoing monitoring.
Contact Details Maori.Health@bopdhb.govt.nz