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Te Whiringa Ora

Te Whiringa Ora is an example of a successful integrated care service operating in the EBOP which is helping to reduce the burden on secondary services by improving patients self-management and strengthening their linkages with providers and other supports (both medical and social).  The team of Registered nurse case managers and kaitautoko/ service coordinators work in a multidisciplinary way, alongside patients and their practices and other service providers for a time limited phase to ensure the patients themselves engage meaningfully with their own health conditions and with their providers. 

The eligibility criteria for the referral of a patient are:

  • Has been diagnosed as having two or more chronic conditions and/or
  • has an exacerbation of the chronic condition(s) and
  • requires intensive management of their illness and
  • has been identified as having high complex needs (i.e. 2 or more hospital admissions and/or 6 primary care visits in the past 12 months (including emergency department visits).

Refer your eligible patients today by faxing a referral form to Te Whiringa Ora on (07) 308 5103 or ring them directly on (07) 308 5104 for more information.

Last updated : Friday, August 21, 2015
Next review date : Saturday, August 20,2016

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