Te Awakairangi Health Network is a Primary Health Organisation (PHO) that plans, funds and provides a wide range of primary health care services to people living in the Hutt Valley.
A Healthy Hutt Valley For All
Established in 2012, the Network exists to support, extend and grow the capacity of primary care to achieve the vision of a Healthy Hutt Valley for all.
Our aim to is improve the health of the whole Hutt Valley population with a focus on the needs of vulnerable groups (such as Māori, Pacific, low-income people and refugees).
Te Awakairangi Health Network:
- has an enrolled population of almost 120,000 people
- includes 20 General Practices operating from 22 clinic sites within the Hutt Valley
- has a diverse mix of General Practice models including not-for-profit community trust, Iwi owned, sole proprietor and large group practices.
Our teams of Health Promoters, Outreach Nurses, Community Health Workers and Primary Mental Health Professionals extend the care given by the General Practice teams by providing more intensive support and brief interventions for individual clients and their families and whanau.
We manage programmes that extend General Practice care by enabling timely access to diagnostics (community radiology), and by providing more services and increasing acute care in the community.
We work to empower whanau and build resilient communities with many partners, including:
- Maori, Pacific and other community providers
- Local whanau ora collectives
- Local and central government
- Other primary care networks
- DHB partners.
The name, Te Awakairangi, means ‘esteemed’ or ‘precious’ and was originally given to the Hutt River in the time of the Ngai Tara settlers. It was bestowed on the Network by one of our founding Trustees, Kara Puketapu, of Te Runanga o Te Atiawa, when we were established in 2012.