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Introduction

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

Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) is committed to working with local agencies and our communities to improve health outcomes and reduce inequalities experienced by Pacific peoples.

The 2013 Census reported that Pacific people make up 8% (22,600) of the overall population of CCDHB. Over half of our Pacific population live in Porirua, and 27% of Pacific people are under 15 years old.

CCDHB’s Pacific Directorate 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 DHB and is responsible for implementing the Ministry of Health’s strategies for improving the health of Pacific people, as set out in the following documents:

Ministry of Health Ala Mo‘ui: Pathways to Pacific Health and Wellbeing 2014–2018

Ministry of Health Faiva Ora National Pasifika Disability Plan 2016-2021

Toe timata le upega Pacific Action Plan 2017–2020

This outlines our performance intentions for the next three years, focusing on local initiatives and services that aim to improve the health of our population.

Download a copy of the plan from our Publications and consultations page (under Plans and guidelines).

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.

Sub Regional Pacific Strategic Advisory Group (3 DHBs)

The Sub Regional Pacific Strategic Health Group was established in 2011 to assist the 3 DHBs in our region (Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa) by providing high level strategic advice to the Boards regarding Pacific Health issues and solutions. The group meets every second month. Its aims are to:

  • inform the DHB of the issues and barriers that are impacting on Pacific Health such as access and utilisation of health services
  • strengthen the relationship and rebuilding trust between the DHBs and Pacific communities
  • provide an in-house monitoring role for the health outcomes for Pacific people in both areas
  • follow up decisions made by the Board of Governance regarding Pacific
  • provide appropriate Pacific cultural advice.

Members:

  • Fa'amatuainu Tino Pereira (Chairperson)
  • Tua Loto Sua
  • Philomena Antonio
  • Tavita Filemoni
  • Dr Sunia Foliaki
  • Dr Margaret Southwick
  • Dr Alvin Mitikulena
  • Dr Zoe Irvine
  • Api Poutasi

Ex officio:

  • Debbie Chin, Chief Executive Officer, CCDHB
  • Taima Fagaloa, Director Pacific Health, CCDHB
  • Ashley Bloomfield, Chief Executive Officer, HVDHB
  • Tofa Suafole-Gush, Director Pacific Health, HVDHB & WDHB
  • Matafanua Hilda Fa’asalele, Ministry of Health Chief Advisor, Pacific
Last updated 1 November 2016.