Our Te Waka Hauora Maori health services support the cultural needs of people admitted to either Nelson or Wairau hospitals who 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.


Te Waka Hauora Maori health service representatives will visit you on the ward to discuss what supports are available.

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

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