Te Mana Hauora O Te Tairawhiti
14 October 2013
East Coast residents will have four more opportunities this month to say what they think about a review of health services in their area.
Ngati Porou Hauora chief executive, Rose Kahaki, said there had been a reasonable level of attendance and interest during the first consultation round.
“All the communities asked us to come back because they wanted more time to consider the Review of Health Services on the East Coast report. The three Boards that collectively commissioned this review – Ngati Porou Hauora, Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou and Tairawhiti District Health – are keen to get as much feedback as possible from the communities, and so we have booked a second round of hui.”
The second round of community consultation hui begins at Tokomaru Bay on 21 October, with meetings booked at Te Araroa, Ruatoria and Uawa in the three days following.
Ms Kahaki said community discussion at the first round of hui focussed on:
“It’s important that we gather as many views as possible, especially from those who are living on the Coast. No decisions have been made yet so now is the time for people to have their say. Come along to a hui and tell us what you think. That way your thoughts and ideas will be written down, and considered when the Boards are making their decisions about future health services on the East Coast. If you can’t get to a hui, then please email or call us to tell us your views.”
A three-Board workshop is planned for 5 November. At this meeting the Boards will consider all submissions and feedback from the communities before deciding next steps.
Schedule of Round 2 consultation hui
The report and all consultation documentation, including the presentation slides to be discussed at the hui (CLICK HERE), along with an Questions & Answers sheet (CLICK HERE) and a schedule of meeting dates (CLICK HERE)are available on three websites: the TDH website at www.tdh.org.nz, the Ngati Porou Hauora website at www.nph.org.nz, and the Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou website at www.ngatiporou.com
For more information, contact:
Ngati Porou Hauora
phone: 06 864-6803
Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou
phone: 06 869-7600
Tairawhiti District Health
phone: 06 869- 20950
Please direct media enquiries in the first instance to:
Kathy McVey, Tairawhiti District Health, 06 869-0500 or 021 223-7094