Turanga Health Nurses
See a nurse from Turanga Health - we’ll come to you !
Nurses at Turanga Health in Te Karaka will help you with wound care, ear syringing, vaccinations, medications and collection of specimens. They do heart and diabetes checks, cervical smears, and talk to patients about pregnancy, diet and health advice.
Our Rural Health Nurses care for patients who live in Matawai, Motu, Te Karaka, Whatatutu, Tiniroto, Manutuke and Muriwai. They visit patients who need follow up after discharge from hospital, and palliative care patients, and visit schools educating students about immunisation.
Our Whanau Ora nurses work closely with participants in the Kaumatua Programme helping older people maintain their health and independence. They also do diabetes checks and heart disease assessments at Waikohu Health Centre. We have a nurse at EIT Tairawhiti Polytechnic. Another of our nurses works mainly with patients who fall into the top 10 percent of people with high risk of diabetes, heart or lung disease.
You can’t miss our Mobile Clinic!
Turanga Health delivers services at of its state-of-the art mobile health clinic Piki Te Ora. The nurses, who drive Piki Te Ora, work anywhere between Motu in the north-west to Bartletts Hill south of Gisborne. It's kitted out like a a normal GP clinic and feels the same to visit! It’s always at Turanga Health events and programmes and becomes a base for twilight clinics. Nurses use it at onsite work health checks.
Turanga Health offers the Well Child Tamariki Ora programme helping whanau keep a child from birth to five years safe and well, growing and developing to their full potential. Tamariki Ora nurses can visit a child up to 11 times before he or she attends school. Everything from hearing, vision, teeth, breastfeeding, behaviour, and or sick children will be discussed and referred to appropriate services if needed. Tamariki Ora nurses will also help identify mums or caregivers with post natal depression and support them with any subsequent treatment or care. The nurses can link whanau to wraparound services such as Māmā and Pepi.