Community Groups

He Oranga Pai Health Clinic (Arowhenua Marae based)

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He Oranga Pai is a primary health care clinic based at the Arowhenua Marae.

There are three Primary Health Care registered nurses, one Tamariki Ora nurse, two Mental Health Registered nurse, one Registered Social Worker and one Mental Health Community Support Worker.

A GP visits three hours per week to provide supervision and consultation for the Registered Nurses extended scope of practice.
Updated: 6 Jan 2010

Our facility also offers these services:

Contact Details
NameHe Oranga Pai Health Clinic (Arowhenua Marae based)
AddressHuirapa Street  
SuburbSouth Canterbury
DistrictSouth Canterbury
City/TownTemuka (serve Rangitata to Waitaki and Aoraki to the sea)
Postal AddressP.O. Box
District Health Board AreaSouth Canterbury
ManagerSuzy Waaka (Phone: 0274076021)
OwnerArowhenua Whanau Services (Phone: 036155180)
Email View Email Address
Updated: 11 Aug 2014

Community Group Types
Community Group TypesStatusDetails
Health and Disability Support Groups and Contacts Yes Provide support for tamariki and rangatahi primary mental health service.
Community Organisations Yes Hold a clinic at the Te Aitarakihi Marae once a week on Thursdays and at the St Johns rooms in Waimate every Tuesday. Arowhenua Whanau Services, 92a King Street, Temuka.
Relationship and Counselling Services Yes Provide assistance in accessing counselling services
Fitness and Recreation Yes Promote healthy lifestyles and refer to healthy eating and healthy action programmes.
Links to other sites, e.g. government, health, legal, consumer etc Yes Arowhenua Whanau Services, 92a King Street, Temuka Arowhenua Marae, South Canterbury DHB
Church/Religious Group Yes Liaise with the Presbytarian Support Services
Kaumatua Services Yes Can access kaumatua
Updated: 30 Aug 2010

The Doctor

Dr Kirsty Russell visits He Oranga Pai Health Clinic every Wednesday morning between 0900hrs and 1200hrs. Her role is to provide delegated authority protocols for the Registered Nurses who work at the clinic, such as Standing Orders, so the Registered Nurses can prescribe certain medicines in the absence of a doctor.
Dr Kirsty Russell also provides training, upskilling, and medical supervision to support extension of the Registered Nurses scope of practice.
Dr Kirsty Russell can provide medical services complimentary to and in association with the Registered nurses and provide medical liaison on behalf of the clients.

What the Doctor will do;
Examine clients who do not have a regular Doctor
Provide prescriptions in urgent cases, on a case by case basis

What the Doctor will not do;
Provide medical certificates and sickness certificates
Examine and treat clients who have already got a regular Doctor
Updated: 6 Jan 2010

Special Features
He Oranga Pai health clinic encourages all ethnicity and all ages to visit and register to support and promote healthy whanau ora.
Updated: 24 Jun 2009

Languages Spoken
Maori - Te Reo Yes Tewera King can provide te reo Maori for whanau
Updated: 24 Jun 2009

CompanionshipSelf FundedSubsidisedAfter Hours
Visiting Service Yes Yes Yes He Oranga Pai are a mobile team who can visit in your home.
Activities/Exercise Programme Yes Yes Yes From time to time He Oranga Pai can facilitate day exercise programmes, such as the green prescription form and a walking group.
Other Social Support Yes Negotiable Negotiable He Oranga Pai provides support as required on a case by case basis.
Updated: 6 Jan 2010