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Talofa lava, malo e lelei, kia orana, taloha ni, fakalofa lahi atu, ni sa bula vinaka, kia ora, welcome.

Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley is committed to working with local agencies and our communities to improve health outcomes and reduce inequalities experienced by Pacific peoples.

Our Pacific Health Team is focused on improving, promoting and protecting the health of Pacific people. The team monitors the performance of Pacific providers and PHOs, supports the work of all departments in the region, and is responsible for implementing the Ministry of Health’s strategies for improving the health of Pacific people.

Support for Pacific patients in our hospitals

The Pacific Health Unit supports Pacific patients and their families during their stay at our hospitals. The team:

  • acts as a patient advocate
  • helps patient/s understand their care and treatment
  • provides health information and education
  • provides information on community and social support services
  • links patients to community providers
  • provides cultural support
  • provides support with complex cultural or social dynamics.

The Pacific Health Unit can also refer patients and their families for follow up support in the community when the patient is discharged from hospital.

Referral criteria:

Any Pacific patient who requires cultural, social, support and/or clinical cultural support while in hospital.

Who can make a referral to the service?

  • Family members
  • Health professionals
  • Self referral

Contact us

Location: Level 2, Cultural Centre, Wellington Regional Hospital.

Hours: 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Phone: (04) 806 2320Fax: (04) 385 5421

Email: PHUreferral@ccdhb.org.nz

Community health services for Pacific people

Our Pacific Navigation Service is a community service focused on Pacific children and Pacific people with long-term conditions in areas of high need.

We also contract other providers to offer health services for Pacific people in the community.

Last updated 17 July 2023.