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Don't let influenza get you

Influenza (the flu) can be anywhere. Contact with the influenza virus is almost unavoidable, and while contact does not necessarily mean infection, it does mean that you are never far from the possibility of catching the flu.

Find out why it's important to get immunised and read some FAQs about flu here.


Well Homes

Is your home cold and damp? Do you have concerns about your home? Well Homes is a free service that may be able to help your whānau. You can ask your doctor or nurse about Well Homes, phone 04 570 9002 or email: wellhomes@huttvalleydhb.org.nz


The Simulation & Skills Centre, located at Wellington Regional Hospitalis a purpose-designed facility suitable for the simulation needs of a wide range of healthcare professionals, with the ability to provide outreach activities at clinical sites. Read more or make a booking to use the facilities here


Health services for older people

Growing older is something we should all celebrate. This section of the website brings together information about the support services available to older people and their families/whanau in the Wellington region. Click here to read more


Unless it's an emergency your General Practice should always be your first choice.

Call Healthline 0800 611 116

for free advice 24 hours a day. More info about Healthline here. Click here for after hours GP services.

Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic fever starts with a sore throat that is known as ‘strep throat’ – a throat infection caused by a bacteria called Group A Streptococcus. Read more here

Free Sore Throat Clinics

If you’re in Porirua, your child is Māori or Pacific, aged 4 to 19 years and has a sore throat, they can have it checked at a free sore throat clinic – click here for details.


Provider announced for Home and Community Support Services

Are you over 65 years of age and visited by Home and Community Support Services (HCSS) in the Wellington to Kapiti Coast area? HCSS are services that support you at home like preparing meals, showering and dressing if you have an age related disability.

By 1 September Access Homehealth will be the provider of your support services. Read more here.


Disability Responsiveness champions

Disabililty Responsiveness Champions are available for staff and patients who have disabilities or impairments and need help to successfully use the health services provided by each DHB. Click here for more information on how you can contact these Champions.


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