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Respiratory community nursing and kaiārahi support

Who can use this service?

Anyone living with asthma or COPD or CORD (this stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary/Respiratory Disease and includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis and long-standing asthma).

What you can expect

Our registered nurses come to you and provide clinical care and health advice to support you to independently manage your condition for the best hauora outcomes. While our nurse works with the tangata whaiora (person seeking health) our kaiārahi is available to awhi them and their whānau.

Our registered nurses can support you with:

  • Education and resources around important things like trigger identification and management and what to do in an emergency
  • Treatment planning
  • Symptom monitoring
  • Goal setting and lifestyle changes

This is a free service

for whānau living in Taranaki.

There is priority for Māori and high needs clients who face barriers to receiving adequate care.

Our kaiārahi can support your whānau by:

  • Connecting you with holistic hauora support
  • Advocating on your behalf
  • Providing navigation services

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