Tū Ora Compass Cyber Incident

Tū Ora Compass Health has released communications detailing a security incident with their computer systems that may have resulted in a privacy breach of patient information. Because Tū Ora Compass Health manages some healthcare programmes over the Wellington region, there is a potential that data about patients enrolled with Te Awakairangi Health Network who participated…

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Piki

Piki

Piki on track to help thousands of young people across the region ahead of Hutt Valley launch The Government’s free youth mental health pilot, Piki, is on track to help an estimated 10,000 young people with mild to moderate mental health and substance use challenges across the Wellington, Hutt and Wairarapa areas over the next…

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Free youth mental health pilot

More young people (18 – 25) with mild-moderate mental health conditions will be able to access a wider range of age appropriate support faster, through a new Ministry of Health initiative called Piki. The pilot will be rolled out initially in Porirua then across Wellington, the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa regions.  Piki is expected to…

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BeeFoundNZ – Online Locum recruitment service

Te Awakairangi Health Network and Tū Ora Compass Health are pleased to introduce BeeFound to their practice networks as a new online Locum recruitment service across the greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa region. “We know that finding GP and nurse locums can be difficult and often ends up being a costly recruitment process for…

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LA’s Gangsta Gardener inspiring Hutt Valley communities

LA’s Gangsta Gardener inspiring Hutt Valley communities

LA’s Gangsta Gardener Ron Finley was in the Hutt Valley last week, sharing his experience of turning unused city spaces into food-producing gardens. Back in 2010 when Ron planted vegetables on the grassy verge outside his house he ran into trouble with the authorities. He challenged the status quo, succeeded in changing the rules and…

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Easier Access to Health Care in the Hutt Valley

Thinking about what’s convenient for patients is behind a new initiative being introduced in two Hutt Valley general practices this month. Ropata Medical Centre a​nd Hutt City Health Centre are making it easier for their patients get in touch, whether it’s online, by having more appointments available after work, or by talking to their GP on the phone. Patients calling these practices first thing…

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Pasifika power on display at Poly Odyssey

Pasifika power on display at Poly Odyssey

Poly Odyssey was a rich Pasifika experience delivered alongside Polyfest Hutt Valley during the week of 2 July 2018. Poly Odyssey surpassed expectations for both the organisers and the 50 schools, early childhood centres and learning organisations that attended. Approximately 15,000 Hutt Valley students, fanau and friends experienced Poly Odyssey and Polyfest Hutt Valley. The…

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Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Pacific Health Service

Te Awakairangi Health Network and the Pacific Health Service are committed to working together to improve health outcomes for the Pacific people of the Hutt Valley. The two organisations formalised that commitment when representatives signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday 12 March 2018. The MoU builds on the collaborative work they have already…

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Celebrating the 5th annual PHS touch tournament

The Pasifika Choice Touch Tournament on 4 November saw many families getting active and spending time together. 42 teams participated in the tournament with each team having to include people of all ages so the whole family got involved. Te Awakairangi Health Network was a proud sponsor of this event which is run by Pacific…

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