The Manaaki Ora nursing service uses Māori models of health to provide a service that can be delivered out into the community. Our overall aim is Māori health gain through improved access to quality health services that meet Māori need for clinical and cultural competency. The service is not restricted to Māori whānau and can also be accessed by those in the community who fit the health criteria.
The Manaaki Ora service is provided by qualified registered nurses who are appropriately trained. Adults with heart disease, respiratory conditions and diabetes who require advice and support to self-manage their illness can either self-refer into the service or be referred by their health professionals. Whānau and other sources are also encouraged to access our service. The nurses initially will meet with the clients either in their home, at a clinic or another venue. Dependent upon client and whānau need we can offer a twelve-month intensive support program.