Te Pātaka - Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki

The Innovation: Oranga Wairua: Māori Community Palliative Care Support Service

The Oranga Wairua / Palliative Care initiative focused on supporting, enabling and empowering people with a life limiting illness, and their whānau. Support was not only through health, social and counselling services, but was also tangible in the form of equipment (beds, hand rails, wheelchair ramps).

The purpose of Oranga Wairua was to work with everyone within the whānau and hapū, and with service providers. An Oranga Wairua assessment was done with the client and whānau from a ‘whare tapa whā’ model of practice, supporting and assisting the whānau in decision-making and providing a liaison to other health and social services.

The initiative included regular home visits and the support of a registered nurse, a social worker, home based services, advocacy and whānau support, as well as access to relevant internal services offered by Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki.

About Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki

Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki is a rural Iwi-based, not-for profit, incorporated society providing health and wellness services across the Hauraki rohe. The organisation has been providing effective health services for Māori for over 20 years.

Our services include doctor and nurse clinics, prevention, early detection, treatment and management, education, wellness care, mental health services, whānau support, health promotion, and public health services. We also provide a range of home-based support services, vocational support and programs.


Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki
210 Richmond Street
Thames 3500

P O Box 605

Phone: (07) 868 0851
Fax:  (07) 868 5389
Website: www.korowai.co.nz

Disclaimer: This page and the innovation it accompanies do not represent the views of the Ministry of Health. The views represented are those of Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki and the innovation piloted.

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