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  OTARA SCHOOL CLINICS OPEN AGAIN FOR 2013
(11-03-2013)

Health Star Pacific is part of the health teams which includes East Tamaki Healthcare, Kidz First, Otara Union Health and Te Hononga O Tamaki Me Hoturoa delivering the Mana Kids programme in Otara.

Mana Kidz provides a comprehensive health care service in a number of schools in the South Auckland region including rheumatic fever prevention services, assessment and treatment of skin infections and health assessments.

There are now fifteen clinics open in Otara primary and intermediate schools (and one in Manurewa) providing these key services to 5450 children aged 5-14 years old. All of the clinics have a registered nurse and community support worker providing the same comprehensive service five days per week. Rheumatic Fever Prevention is a key part of the work of the health teams.


'Mana Kidz provides a comprehensive health care service in a number of schools in the South Auckland region including rheumatic fever prevention services, assessment and treatment of skin infections and health assessments.'


Phil Light, Project Manager, National Hauora Coalition


These clinics combine the traditional Public Health Nurse functions with the skills needed to deal with more acute primary care issues such as the diagnosis and management of skin infections. The teams also provide services to siblings of the children engaged in the school, and support whānau to address other issues affecting their health and wellbeing.

Mana Kidz is launching in 19 primary and intermediate schools in Mangere over the next month. The clinics will be underway with health teams from Kidz First and Turuki Healthcare.

We are working with the Ministry of Health and Counties Manukau DHB to open an additional 18 clinics in identified schools in Manurewa, bringing the total number of school clinics to 53. This will mean that more than 23,000 of the districts most at risk children will have daily access to a comprehensive, nurse-led health clinic in their school.


Photo Caption 1: RN Christina Atoa Tapu of Health Star Pacific at Mayfield Primary School, Otara.

Photo Caption 2: CSW Alice Misa of Health Star Pacific at Mayfield Primary School, Otara.

 
 
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