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13 August
Cystic Fibrosis Week


Tuesday 21 August 2012
1.30 pm at the Memorial Hall Supper Room next to the Library on Main St, Otaki.

Speaker: Dr Steven Finlay, CEO of the Cleantech Trust
Refreshment at conclusion

RVSP by 19th August 2012
Tel: (06) 364 8664
E-mail: cab.otaki@xtra.co.nz


Friday 31 August
Cancer Society "Daffodil Day"


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Central PHO - Horowhenua Locality

Horowhenua Health Centre
Liverpool Street

Tel: (06) 367 6433
Fax: (06) 367 6434

Margaret Strawbridge

Staff email:

Horowhenua IFHC Manager
Craig Fleury

Horowhenua/Otaki Clinical Services Manager
Christine Hill

Clinical Director
Linda Dubbeldam

Cancer Support Nurse

  • Individual case management
  • Patient education and support
  • Development of coping strategies
  • Assistance to navigate cancer continuum
  • Prevention and health promotion activities

Community Clinic Nurse: Long Term Conditions (CCN: LTC)
previously Cardiac, Diabetes and Respiratory Nurses)

  • Comprehensive health assessment and care planning
  • Delivery of Enhanced Care Plus
  • Integrated, structured patient care using case management framework
  • Focus on self management support
  • Local cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programmes
  • Develop GPT provider capability

Clinical Dietitian

  • Comprehensive nutritional assessment
  • Guidance re interactions between diet and medication
  • Advice on healthy eating: meal planning

Diabetes Podiatrist

  • Initial foot screening
  • Management of a specific need
  • Nail cutting, nail reduction and general foot care is not included

Horowhenua Health of Older Persons Team (HOP)

  • Multi disciplinary leadership and expertise in care of older people
  • Work closely with Elder Health Services and Aged Residential Care providers
  • Comprehensive health assessment and care planning
  • Provide integrated, structured patient care within a comprehensive, case management framework
  • Develop GPT and aged residential care provider capability

Physical Activity Educators

  • Supported physical activity
  • Advice on range of activities appropriate to patient need
  • Encouragement and goal setting

Primary Mental Health Coordinators

  • Focus on mild to moderate mental health illness or distress
  • Information about services available in the community and how to access
  • Plan a flexible package of care with patient
  • Brief or short term therapy to help manage issues affecting patient
  • Providing referral to Primary Solutions (up to 6 free sessions of brief intervention therapy)
  • Access to Mental Health & AOD Shared Care Programme

Respiratory Physiotherapist

  • Assessment and management of chronic respiratory conditions (COPD, bronchiectasis, chronic asthma, breathing dysfunctions)
  • Co-facilitate Pulmonary Rehabilitation