Useful Links

Plunket New Zealand’s largest provider of support services for development, health and well being of children under 5.

Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC)  information on vaccine-preventable diseases and the benefits and risks of immunisation.

Travel vaccines can be done by the Travel Doctors in Wellington

Ethnic Communities Find out how the Language line interpreting service can help you.

Alzheimers New Zealand Incorporated is a not-for-profit organisation with 21 Alzheimers member organisations located throughout the country that provide support, information, education programmes and services appropriate to their local community.

Alzheimers Wellington is dedicated to making life better for all people affected by dementia throughout the Wellington region.  Their core services include support, advocacy and education services for family carers and people with dementia.

Cancer Support  this is a directory of cancer support services.

Find your Midwife This handy website “Find your Midwife” has been designed to help women find and choose a midwife. All midwives who are members of NZCOM are able to have their details listed on this website including their photo, a bit about their background, availability and contact information.

Immunisation Advisory Centre (NZ) Provides a local source of independent, factual information including benefits and risks regarding immunisation, and vaccine-preventable disease.

Ministry of Health (NZ) The Ministry of Health aims to ensure that the health and disability support system works for all New Zealanders.

Health Navigator (NZ) The Health Navigator website is designed to be a quick and easy place to find relevant and quality-tested information at the right time. This can be information for patients, GP’s or practices with patients and families.

Are you 65 years or older The Ministry of Health website gives advise on physical activity for older people (aged 65 years and older). Staying active is important when you’re getting older (including if you have health conditions). Regular physical activity can improve your health and wellbeing, and make it easier to perform daily tasks.

The Hepatitis foundation of New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation, funded by the Ministry of Health, to provide care for people living with hepatitis B and C. They provide national long-term follow-up programmes for people with chronic hepatitis B or C.

Diabetes Diabetes is diagnosed when a person has too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. This happens because the pancreas cannot make enough insulin. Diabetes nurse educators are available throughout New Zealand and their service is usually free of charge. Dieticians are available, often free of charge, but in some areas you may have to pay for this service.

ACC Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) job is to support you if you’ve been injured by helping you get back to work and everyday life as soon as possible. ACC will try to stop injuries from happening in the first place. ACC provides comprehensive, no-fault personal injury cover for all New Zealand residents and visitors to New Zealand.

Cervical Screening The National Screening Unit (NSU) is within the National Health Board of the Ministry of Health and is responsible for the development, management and monitoring of nationally-organised population-based screening in New Zealand.

Depression Depression is one of the most common reasons that people are absent from work, or are unable to run a home. Don’t try to deal with depression on your own – it’s important that you tell someone you trust how you are feeling. This could be someone in your family or whanau, your partner, a friend or a spiritual leader.

Cardiovascular Disease is still the leading cause of death in NZ, check out the Kiwi Living website

How to look after your heart

How to recognise a heart attack

Quitline is dedicated to helping New Zealanders beat the smoking addiction.   If you want help, or you know someone who needs help, please visit this website or talk to one of our Doctors.

 

Healthline 0800 611 116 for free advice 24 hours a day.   Call Healthline if you are feeling unwell, but unsure if you should see a Doctor.