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March 2022

Summary of Consumer Council Meeting – March 2022

This month the Consumer Council had the opportunity to discuss what is happening within the community in relation to Covid.  Members were able to discuss problems that were being experienced by the community in accessing tests, RATs, help for those who are isolated at home.

Almost a year ago, the Consumer Council heard about the Localities Project so this month guests provided an update on the stages various parts of this project are at.  At the…


… reception staff on 07 839 8732 for a phone consult or a clinic appointment with one of our doctors or nurses.

Do I need to book an appointment for the FAST service?
Our FAST service is usually a drop-in service during our opening hours. However, during COVID-19, you will need to book a time-slot to come in for self-testing because we have to limit the number of people in reception to have enough physical distancing to keep everyone safe. Please call us to discuss when you’d like to come in for…

Support for Māori

COVID-19: Visitor policy in Alert Level 1
Click here for more informationWaikato DHB has Kaitiaki and Kaitakawaenga teams to support Māori patients and their whānau.

KaitiakiOur Kaitiaki team offers cultural support for Māori and their whānau in hospital.

The service is available at Waikato, Thames, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui hospitals, and Older Persons and Rehabilitation wards.

021 806 171 or ask at the ward reception.

Service hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm.


South Waikato

… WhangaiTaha Tinana, Taha Hinengaro, Taha Whānau, Taha Wairua
Charitable Trust, to maintain, strengthen and re-establish the spiritual, physical, mental and wellbeing for families, Whānau, hāpū, and iwi. They will need to be contacted to see what specific COVID-19 support they provide.
Phone: 07 8956013 Email:

Kainga Aroha Taha Tinana, Taha Whānau, Taha Hinengaro
Offering support with food (shopping, parcels) They also offer family support, social workers, family harm inte…

Delivery Suite at Waikato Hospital

COVID-19: Visitor policy
Click here for more informationWaikato Hospital Delivery Suite is clearly signposted in red on all our hospital signage, external and internal. It is in Elizabeth Rothwell Building. The entrance is off Pembroke Street, near the corner of Selwyn Street. There is a drop-off area directly outside the B2 entrance of Elizabeth Rothwell Building. 

Te Kuiti Maternity Resource Centre

COVID-19: Visitor policy
Click here for more informationThe Maternity Resource Centre supports women during their pregnancy, after baby is born and beyond to access a range of community resources and social services to improve their health with a strong focus on the wellbeing of the mums, babies and young children.

Services and information available include:

A room equipped for Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) midwives
Well child service providers
Health and community workers including cookery class…

February 2022

… Kataraina who is the new Chair of Iwi Maori Council and will (when available) be attending the Consumer Council hui moving forward.

Presentations at this month’s hui covered the Disability Responsiveness Plan, an update on Equity and also an update on Covid-19 responsiveness.

The Disability Responsiveness Plan is about the aim to improve the responsiveness of our health services.  This was approved in October and this is now ready for printing. 

There will be a dedicated intranet hub for dis…

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 tests are free and widely available

You can get free rapid antigen tests (RATs) from a range of locations, including the usual collection sites, marae and some pharmacies. 

'Click and Collect'
Please order your RAT home testing kit - online:
or free call at 0800 222 478 (option 3) from 8am – 8pm.

To make a request via the website, you will need to have access to a mobile phone to validate the order. RATs can be requested on behalf of s…

Waikato District

… their services under level 4.
Phone: Maria Tamati – Manager 07 824 9358

Waahi WhaanuiTaha Whānau, Taha Hinengaro, Taha Tinana, Taha wairua
Holistic whānau support - social services, budgeting, counselling. Call to see what services are available for COVID welfare.
Phone: 07 828 9695

Waikato Online delivery services
Taha Tinana
Waikato online food delivery services.
Covid 19 NZ: Lockdown deliveries: What you can get, where

Waka Tautoko North Waikato Transport TrustTaha Tin…