Pictured: Hawera Hospital
South Taranaki is well served by a Base Hospital in New Plymouth, a modern hospital in Hawera, medical centres in Opunake, Hawera and Patea, and GP services in Manaia and Eltham. There are a number of practitioners of alternative health therapies throughout the region. High quality aged residential care facilities and privately owned retirement homes are also available.
Eltham Health Centre:
A medical centre with one full time general practitioner and medical support staff.
132 High Street, Eltham, ph. 06 764 8702.
The SouthCare Medical Centre provides primary and allied health services to about 9,800 PHO registered patients from throughout the district and is open between 8am-6 pm Monday-Thursday and 8am-5 pm on Friday. The centre runs an outpost service at Manaia with a doctor visiting the community for clinics two mornings per week.
41 Hunter Street, Hawera, ph. 06 278 9885 or 44 Main Street, Manaia, ph. 06 274 8707.
Ruanui Health Centre provides primary and allied health services to Ngati Ruanui and other community groups.
78-80 Argyle Street, Hawera, ph. 06 278 8824.
Dr Keith Blayney is an independent, full time general practitioner based in Hawera.
24 High Street, Hawera, ph. 06 278 5189.
The SouthCare Medical Centre provides primary and allied health services to about 9,500 PHO registered patients from throughout the district. It runs an outpost service at Manaia with a doctor visiting the community for clinics two mornings per week.
44 Main Street, Manaia, ph. 06 274 8707.
Opunake Health Centre
The Opunake Health Centre service are available between 10am and 2.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. These hours may extend for specialist clinics.
District Nursing services, including palliative care nursing, are provided through Stratford Health Centre.
Outpatient clinics are held on a regular basis and include Nutrition and Dietetics, Diabetes Education, Asthma Education, Cervical Screening, Alcohol and Drug Counselling, Vision and Hearing Testing, Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work, Paediatrics and Occupational Therapy. Clinics held by private practitioners include Podiatry, Ante Natal Classes, Hearing Association and Counselling.
Havelock Street, Opunake, ph. 06 761 7324.
Coastal Care in Opunake
The community are in the process of establishing a new health, medical and social facility 'Coastal Care' in Opunake to replace our old medical centre. This will be situated on Layard Street beside the Opunake Cottage Rest Home.
Our web address is: www.coastalcare.co.nzand email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a look at the website to see what's going and how you can help fundraise.
Patea Community Health Centre
The Patea Health Centre and District Nursing Services are available between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
The District Nursing is provided weekends and Public Holidays as required. A Palliative Care Service is also provided.
Outpatient clinics are held on a regular basis, including Medical, ENT, Paediatric, Psychiatric, Diabetic Educator, Dietitian, Asthma Educator, Cervical Screening and Vision/Hearing. Blood tests and ECG's are also available at the centre.
Clinics held by private practitioners include Orthopaedic, Surgical, Podiatry. A Dental Unit is shared by a private dentist and School Dental Clinic.
The hospital courier service links with Hawera and Taranaki Base hospitals daily at lunchtime. If patient transport is needed, morning and afternoon runs are made as required. Bookings are essential.
1 Lincoln Street, Patea, ph. 06 273 8088.