COVID-19: Te Oranganui Update - 25 March 2020
Tēnā koutou katoa,
Te Oranganui have been very busy as we prepare to move into COVID-19 Alert Level 4 by ensuring our whānau and community are going to be okay during the nationwide lockdown. Please take note of the information below.
Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC)
As of this morning, the Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) at Te Oranganui has been activated. Access to this CBAC is as follows:
· The CBAC can be accessed by all those enrolled with Te Oranganui services only.
· The CBAC will be in operation Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 5pm
· The CBAC is located in the Wicksteed Street carpark of the Te Oranganui Campus
· Whānau who require an assessment must remain in your car in the Wicksteed Street carpark where you will be assessed. You will be directed accordingly based on your assessment.
If you are enrolled with any of our Te Oranganui services i.e. Mental Health and Addictions, Disability Support Services, Whānau and Community, Medical Centre etc. and believe you require an assessment, this CBAC is for you. Please ensure you follow the directions given above when accessing the CBAC.
Te Waipuna Medical Centre
Our essential service; Te Waipuna Medical Centre will remain open during the lockdown however access is different to what most are used too:
· Please DO NOT present in person. All patients MUST phone the clinic to arrange a telephone consultation with the GP or the Nurse.
· Scripts can be ordered via the script line however will not be ready until the next day.
· Te Waipuna staff are contacting all patients with long term or chronic conditions as well as kaumātua to organise Flu Immunisations
· There is a delay at some pharmacies so we encourage whānau to ring ahead to see if your medication is ready for collection before you leave home.
If any of our whānau have any other questions, please call Te Waipuna Medical Centre on 06 349 0037
Te Ranga Tupua Response Hub:
The Te Ranga Tupua Response Hub located at Te Oranganui is now in full swing. This hub has been set up to support the needs of our people. Information and some support services can be accessed by calling 0800 202 004. The team are also reaching out to whānau and kaumātua within our community. If you have any concerns or would like some support, the team will be available 24/7 on 0800 202 004
Waiora Hinengaro (Mental Health and Addictions Services)
Te Oranganui are providing an in the community skeleton crew based at Campbell Street who are working hard to ensure that our tangata whai ora are being looked after at this time.
Looking after yourself and others
Remember the basic hygiene messages:
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow
- Dispose of tissue in bin immediately
- Wash your hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds
- Clean and disinfect surfaces often, like doorknobs
Look after one another, check in with kaumātua and neighbours if you are able too. Use technology and social media to keep in touch with loved ones at the same time and remember to be kind, be safe and stay calm.