Māori Health

Ka tangi te tītī,
Ka tangi te kākā,
Ka tangi te hoki ko au,
Tihei mauri ora.

Tēnā koutou e ngā karangatanga maha, he mihi nui tēnei ki a koutou me kī ngā rangatira o tēnā o tēnā, anei mātou he tautoko i a koutou i runga i tēnei huarahi me kī huarahi Hauora, nō reira tēnā koutou, tena koutou, arā tēnā tātou katoa.

Nau mai, haere mai.  Welcome to the Māori Health Directorate.

Improving the health of Māori across the southern district (Otago and Southland regions) is the key aim of the staff of the Southern District Health Board by ensuring that Māori are able to access timely, appropriate, responsive and effective health care.  The Māori Health Directorate is committed to providing care and support that is both accessible and culturally acceptable to Māori.

The Māori Health Directorate was formed in April 2012 and consists of four secondary care specialised teams.

 

  • Te Huinga Tahi (Māori Health Unit)
  • Te Ara Hauora (Māori Liaison Services)
  • Te Korowai Hauora
  • Te Oranga Tonu Tanga
Physical Care Southland
Physical Care Otago
Māori Mental Health Southland
Māori Mental Health Otago

 

The teams work alongside specialist services to ensure the transition for patients from hospital care to home (or community care services) is achieved successfully.

The culture and philosophy of the Māori Health Directorate is to provide services of choice to Māori (the targeted group) and non-Māori.