Don't let the flu get you
Get immunised now!


13 August
Cystic Fibrosis Week


Tuesday 21 August 2012
1.30 pm at the Memorial Hall Supper Room next to the Library on Main St, Otaki.

Speaker: Dr Steven Finlay, CEO of the Cleantech Trust
Refreshment at conclusion

RVSP by 19th August 2012
Tel: (06) 364 8664
E-mail: cab.otaki@xtra.co.nz


Friday 31 August
Cancer Society "Daffodil Day"


Home > Central PHO - Otaki Locality

Central PHO - Otaki Locality

Situated south-end of Otaki Medical Centre building
2 Aotaki Street

P O Box 207

Tel: (06) 364 8291
Fax: (06) 364 7485

Margaret Strawbridge

Staff email:

Horowhenua/Otaki Clinical Services Manager
Christine Hill

Clinical Director
Linda Dubbeldam

Cancer Support Nurse

  • Individual case management
  • Patient education and support
  • Development of coping strategies
  • Assistance to navigate cancer continuum
  • Prevention and health promotion activities

Community Clinic Nurse: Long Term Conditions (CCN: LTC)
previously Cardiac, Diabetes and Respiratory Nurses)

  • Comprehensive health assessment and care planning
  • Delivery of Enhanced Care Plus
  • Integrated, structured patient care using case management framework
  • Focus on self management support
  • Local cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programmes
  • Develop GPT provider capability

Clinical Dietitian

  • Comprehensive nutritional assessment
  • Guidance re interactions between diet and medication
  • Advice on healthy eating: meal planning

Diabetes Podiatrist

  • Initial foot screening
  • Management of a specific need
  • Nail cutting, nail reduction and general foot care is not included

Physical Activity Educator

  • Supported physical activity
  • Advice on range of activities appropriate to patient need
  • Encouragement and goal setting

Primary Mental Health Coordinators

  • Focus on mild to moderate mental health illness or distress
  • Information about services available in the community and how to access
  • Plan a flexible package of care with patient
  • Brief or short term therapy to help manage issues affecting patient
  • Providing referral to Primary Solutions (up to 6 free sessions of brief intervention therapy)
  • Access to Mental Health & AOD Shared Care Programme

Respiratory Physiotherapist

  • Assessment and management of chronic respiratory conditions (COPD, bronchiectasis, chronic asthma, breathing dysfunctions)
  • Co-facilitate Pulmonary Rehabilitation