Te Whatu Ora ‐ Te Tai Tokerau’s new van, named Te Pahi O Ngā Iwi (The People’s Bus), was officially launched today by Minister of Health Andrew Little in Whangārei, before it will hit the road to the region’s mid and Far North. It will provide a range of diagnostic, assessment and treatment services for our people, closer to home, so that you don’t need to travel and visit the hospital.
Our rural outreach nurse Te Warati Ututaonga-Pawa was there representing Whangaroa Health Services, “We know what a huge difference early diagnosis and interventions can make. In Whangāroa we are some distance from hospitals, and not everybody has access to reliable transport. Bringing the services closer to the people will improve health outcomes.”
Thanks to everyone involved in getting this service running for our Northland communities, we look forward to seeing it in our rohe soon!