Rehua Marae Service

Provides Home Services (help in the home) and information for Kamatua and Kuia. 2 day, day care available (transport available). Referral for services by Older Persons Health Assessment Team is required. REHUA MARAE SERVICES have administrative support and Kaumatua Services. These services provide day and personal home care. In addition the unit and team deliver … Continued

Health Promotion Agency

HPA is a Crown entity established on 1 July 2012 under legislation to lead and support national health promotion initiatives. It has a board appointed by the Minister of Health, and staff in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. In addition to national health promotion initiatives, HPA performs all functions previously undertaken by the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) … Continued

Nationwide Health & Disability Service

Advocacy Services South Island 0800 555 050 e-mail By Law everyone receiving a health or disability service has the protection of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights. An independent Commissioner, Ron Paterson, promotes and protects these rights. Independent Advocates will help people make sure that their rights are respected. To contact … Continued

Canterbury Dist. Health Board Interpreter Services CDHB

The Service provides access to interpreters providing for OVER 50 languages and dialects to ensure patients who do not understand or speak English are able to participate in making decisions about their health care and treatment. NOTE: This service is for patients attending Christchurch Public, Burwood, Hillmorton, Princess Margaret & Christchurch Women’s Hospitals, the Community … Continued

Adult Community Referral Centre – ACRC (formerly Older Persons Health)

Many subsidised services are available to help people remain independent and in their own home through the Adult Community Referral Centre ( ACRC ). They can be referred to you through your GP. If you are having difficulty with day to day tasks around the home, cooking, or with personal care please discuss this with … Continued

Diabetes Centre

The Diabetes Service provides a community and an outpatient consultation service for patients on referral from general practitioners and other health professionals. It provides ongoing surveillance of diabetes management and complications status for selected patients who are at higher risk of developing diabetes complications. The Service also provides medical and diabetes nurse educator consultation services … Continued

NZORD ( Rare Diseases )

NZORD, the New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders, provides New Zealand’s central starting point for information about rare diseases.

Hepatitis C Resource Centre Te Waipounamu

HCV Support aims to provide a safe, supportive, confidential setting to discuss experiences, issues and concerns. Open from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Offer books, journals, brochures, fact sheets, videos, posters and newsletters on Hepatitis C and related topics, along with the opportunity to have a coffee and chat with one of the workers.Community … Continued

Medical Alarm Companies (Work and Income approved)

  The current MSD (Work & Income)-accredited medical alarm suppliers are: ADT Security Ltd                             0800 111 238   VitalCall (Chubb New Zealand)       0800 20 30 40 Freedom Medical Alarms (WFA)  … Continued