It’s our mission to provide wraparound health and social services support for whānau across Otago. We provide our patients and clients with access to essential services in a safe community environment that encourages independence and rakatirataka.
The Ngāi Tahu values of whanaungatanga, manaakitanga, tohutanga, kaitiakitanga, tikanga, and rangatiratanga connect the framework of Te Kāika to the iwi through acknowledge and implementing the values into the organisation’s service. These values underlie the importance placed on supporting connections, caring for each other, accessing experts to support whānau aspirations, caring for whenua, resources, culture, and the future of mokopuna. All of these values ensure that the organisation keeps Ngāi Tahu ways of being and doing at the front of all work and drawing on the integrity and ethics in all services provided.
Te Kāika looks forward to the future with great promise as our Dunedin build for the new Wellbeing Hub progresses. The hub, which is being established in a new building constructed on Te Kāika grounds, will offer access to Southern District Health Board mental health services and outpatient clinics for a range of services. While we welcome our staff and clients into this new space in 2024, we will continue to operate existing healthcare and social services as normal throughout 2023. We are also excited to see existing Te Kāika medical practices and healthcare services in Queenstown and Ōamaru expand into Te Kāika Wellbeing Hubs of their own. The Otago service hub will allow us to expand our service delivery across the region.