Te Huinga Tahi (Māori Health Unit), Southland Hospital

Te Huinga Tahi (Māori Health Unit), Southland Hospital

  • Nursing Services
  • Social Support Services
  • Cultural Education (internal)

The Southern DHB, Te Huinga Tahi (To bring together) is a kaupapa Māori service for all people.
Te Huinga Tahi plays a critical role in providing support to inpatients receiving hospital care and their whānau/family.   We specifically provide secondary short-term intervention services and are tasked to ultimately support achievement of better health outcomes for Māori. 
We work with inpatients (and their whānau) receiving hospital care at Southland Hospital, we focus on ensuring the patients’ needs and requirements are in place, their personal care and cultural needs are being addressed during their hospital stay or when they transition home.
Both the nursing and social support services work in close collaboration with hospital staff and other specialist services, together we have a strong focus on strengthening whānau knowledge and understanding about their health and wellbeing. 

Ki te kore ngā pūtake e mākūkūngia, e kore te rākau e tupu
If the roots of the tree are not watered, the tree will never grow



All people who identify as Māori will receive a visit from Te Huinga Tahi services

All people can request contact from Te Huinga Tahi (Māori Health Unit) when receiving hospital care in Southland by asking clinical staff to make contact with the service.


Te Huinga Tahi is situated in the Community Services Building on the Southland Hospital site.
Tel: 03 2181949 extn. 8309
Tel: 03 2181949 extn. 8814,
Open: 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.