Achieving Maaori health equity is a key priority for us. We aim to see Maaori living longer, healthier lives with whaanau and in their communities. We have four key portfolios within maaori health to help achieve equity for Maaori.
The Maaori Health In-Patient Provider Arm Services is a whaanau-centered and outcomes-focused service that provides support to all Maaori patients and their whaanau who are admitted to a Counties Manukau Hospital. The service links patients and their whaanau with Maaori and non-Maaori community providers and their clinical specialists, social workers, and health support workers to build whaanau resilience and reduce risks of readdressing needs, through the utilisation of tools, processes, and enablers across the health and disability system.
Provides support for the recruitment, retention, and progression of Maaori within Counties Manukau. To achieve this, the team has targeted initiatives in secondary and tertiary education focused on increasing the future Maaori workforce supply. In addition, the team supports Talent Acquisition and Human Resources teams to improve the recruitment and retention rates of Maaori employed at CM Health.
Kaumatua and Kuia provide cultural leadership, cultural supervision, and cultural mentoring across Counties Manukau. The team can support Powhiri, Mihi Whakatau, Poroporoaki, Tangihanga or engagement with Iwi, Maaori communities, Marae or Maaori Entity. Maaori Health Gains Lead the development, implementation, and management of Maaori health strategies and plans to effect improvement in Maori Health Outcomes. This includes investment in Maaori Providers, Primary Health System Level Measures, and Health Equity.
Ask ward staff to refer to us during office hours Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm or during after-hours, weekends and public holidays refer to the daily operations Duty Manager.
All referrals to this service can be directed through to Te Kaahui Ora Maaori Health or email firstname.lastname@example.org or ask ward staff to refer to us via email.
Ask ward staff to refer to us during office hours Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm or during after hours, weekends and public holidays refer to the daily operations Duty Manager.
CM Health has adopted the Tainui spelling of Maaori and whaanau where appropriate throughout our website and documents.