Nationwide Health & Disability Service

Advocacy Services South Island 0800 555 050 e-mail advocacy@hdc.org.nz 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            adt.nevalone.nz@tycoint.com VitalCall (Chubb New Zealand)       0800 20 30 40          medical@chubb.co.nz Freedom Medical Alarms (WFA)  … Continued

Riccarton Baptist Church (Oak Development Trust)

Oak Development Trust provides resources to help meet the social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs in the Riccarton area. It is an initiative of the Riccarton Baptist Church. NAIL CLINICS – cutting of nails by Nurses 6 weekly on Tuesdays 10am – 4pm. Telephone Carol Renouf 385 4634 or 027 2820693 to make an appointment. … Continued

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand’s work focuses on making mental health everybody’s business. What we do is diverse and expansive, with campaigns and services that cover all aspects of mental health and wellbeing. We take a holistic approach to mental health, promoting what we know makes and keeps people mentally well. We provide … Continued

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