Rheumatic Fever rapid response
As part of the campaign to address Tairāwhiti’s high rates of rheumatic fever Turanga Health is the district’s prevention programme coordinator.
Rapid response clinics at general practices mean parents and caregivers can get help every time a child has a sore throat.
Appointments aren't required, and care is free. Turanga Health acts as a conduit between patients and Hauora Tairāwhiti. Kaiāwhina conduct a follow up programme with phone calls and home visits.
The Rheumatic Fever programme also links in with Healthy Homes insulation and Turanga Health's DIY in the Whare programme teaching communities the DIY skills needed to improve their homes.
For more information call us on (06) 869 0457 or email.