Central Hawke's Bay Health Centre
Central Hawke’s Bay Health Centre provides a myriad of services to its local community.
The health centre employs 38 staff and offers a nine bed inpatient ward, afterhours care, inpatient and outpatient physiotherapy and occupational therapy clinics, as well as a district nursing service.
An integrated approach with CHB District Nurses, Cranford Hospice, GPs and Allied Health means CHB can also provide holistic care for patients and their families requiring it, which is hugely important for patients wanting to stay closer to home.
Integral to its success, the Health Centre is part of a CHB Health Liaison Group (HLG), ensuring open collaboration among providers and the community.
The HLG is chaired by Central Hawke’s Bay deputy mayor, Ian Sharp, and consists of representation from Council, Iwi, Aged residential care, registered nurses and health consumers, among others.
Supporting transition of care
Where possible, locals who are admitted to Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital for treatment may, at a later date, be transferred back to a ward at Central Hawke’s Bay Health Centre closer to home. Every case is different, and a decision would be determined by the overseeing clinical team, dependent on the patient’s condition and the type of care required.
Transport for patients
The New Zealand Red Cross - Central Hawkes Bay Branch provides locals transport for medical appointments, delivers meals on wheels and visits the elderly.