He Pukenga Hauora refers to the service created to support the cultural needs of whanau admitted to either Nelson or Wairau hospitals that identify as Maori.

The service:

  • Supports whanau with information that aids understanding of hospital process, procedures and expectations.
  • Provides whanau with information that facilitates active participation in the treatment and discharge planning process. This may include facilitation of whanau hui to enhance understanding of proposed care and treatment options.
  • Offers advocacy and referral on discharge to a range of community services.

He Pukenga Hauora will visit you on the ward to discuss what supports are available so you can decide whether to accept service support.

Services are available Monday to Friday, 8am-4.30pm.

Phone: (03) 546 1415
Phone: (03) 520 9846
Phone: (03) 546 1456

Support from He Pukenga Hauora has a positive influence in a number of areas, including the potentially negative effect from people failing to attend appointments.