Health service reveal
Primary health organisation (PHO) East Health Trust is inviting the community to join its Asian Health and Well-being Day tomorrow.
The free education event will be presented in the English, Chinese, Korean and Hindi languages, with the aim to help Asian residents understand and better use health services.
General practitioners are going to lead two learning sessions, with the first focusing on how different parts of the health system fit together, and tells attendees about various schemes and how to enrol with a family doctor.
Discussing the specific circumstances around seeing a family doctor and preventative health measures such as heart and diabetes checks, and cervical and breast screening are the topics for the second session.
‘‘We hope an understanding of the system would mean that our Asian community are more likely to get the best healthcare for themselves resulting in health outcomes that are the same as other populations in our area,’’ East Health chief executive Loretta Hansen says.
‘‘We look forward to a closer relationship with our Asian community and that they feel happy to be engaged with their GPs and also with the PHO.’’
The trust recommends people to enrol with a family doctor, get health checks done regularly and get familiar with where to go for medical treatment.
It also reminds people to use the free Healthline 0800 611 116 and of the availability of language support.
Members from Asian Family Services, Counties Manukau Health, Asian Network, and Botany Junction Medical are also involved in the trust’s Asian health working group which has organised the event.
‘‘We warmly welcome all nationalities and cultures,’’ Hansen says.
Asian Health and Well-being Day is from 9.30am to 1.30pm on Saturday, April 29, at Te Tuhi Centre, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, and there will be refreshments, prize draws, health checks and information stalls.
To register, contact East Health on phone 09 538 0599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the English language group. For other groups, phone the Asian Network on 09 815 2338 or send an email to the organiser at email@example.com. now in a stable condition.
A search is still underway to find the man who shot the male Flat Bush resident.
Detective Senior Sergeant Darrell Harpur says police are taking the case ’’very seriously’’.
A scene examination and forensic testing took place on Monday, April 24.
‘‘Police are still working to establish exactly what has occurred at the address and are not in a position to make any further comment at this stage,’’ Harpur says.
Police are asking members of the public to come forward if they have any information about the shooting which took place in Dunaff Place, Flat Bush, in the early minutes of April 24.
To report a crime or any suspicious activity, call 111 in an emergency, Counties Manukau Police on 09 261 1300, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Members of East Health Trust’s Asian health working group, Kwee Goh, John Wong, Jordyn Kipa, Kitty Ko and Rudy Bakker.