Te Huinga Tahi

Te Huinga Tahi


The Māori Health Unit - Te Huinga Tahi delivers kaupapa Māori services to hospital inpatients and their whānau (family) as well as supporting Southern DHB to reduce health inequalities. 


The Māori Health Unit provides the following services:

  • Nursing Care service
  • Social Support service
  • Cultural Education (delivered to Southland and Lakes District hospital staff)
  • Te Whare Whānau (the Family Room) service


The nursing and social support services work alongside the patients to navigate their journey from hospital care to home/community.  This support helps to ensure that the patients' social, physical and cultural needs are addressed and helps to reduce re-admission to hospital.



Southland Hospital, Kew Rd, Invercargill

  • Community Services Building

Contact Details

Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm

Mata Cherrington

Māori Health Manager

Ph:   03 218 1949 extn. 8814

Fax:  03 218 1194

Email: Mata.Cherrington@southerndhb.govt.nz

Links Southern DHB, Māori Health Plan 2013/14