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Ministry of Health Reporting
Read about the activities Waitakere Health Link have been involved in over the past three months.
Where should you go?
If you are sick you need to know the right place to go:
- Family Doctor
- After Hours Service
- Hospital Emergency Department
Hospital Shuttle Service
Waitemata Hospital Shuttle Services
• On demand community patient shuttle
• Hospital shuttle
Click here for more information
For more information call
0800 809 342
Primary health relates to professional health care received in the community, usually from your GP or practice nurse. Primary health care provides an entry point to the health system, delivers core medical and preventative care and helps patients co-ordinate and integrate their care.
Waitemata DHB provides a range of secondary health services to its population, these are services that primary providers refer their patients to predominantly to receive Hospital based care for people living within the catchment of WDHB. These include: Adult Health Services, Child Woman and Family Services, Home and Older Adult Services and Mental Health Services.
Tertiary health services are generally provided from one site or facility and service a whole region of the country or the whole country. Examples of Tertiary services include the burns unit at Middlemore Hospital and some Paediatric services run from Starship Hospital.
If you would like more information contact us
Non Government Organisation (NGO)
A Non Government Organisation is created by natural or legal persons with no participation or representation of any government. In the cases in which NGOs are funded totally or partially by governments, the NGO maintains its non-governmental status therefore it excludes government representatives from membership in the organization.
An example of an health related NGO is the Heart Foundation, Cancer Society, Diabetes, Parkinsons etc.
A consumer representative is a committee member who voices the consumer perspective and takes part in the decision-making process on behalf of consumers.
The process of involving health consumers in decision-making processes about their own health care, health service planning, policy development, and addressing quality issues in the delivery of health services.
What is Health Literacy?
Health literacy isn't just about being able to read and write. Its about be able to receive information, to understand that information and being able to act on it.