Primary Health Care Nurses practice in a variety of settings that contribute extensively to the achievement of personal and population health gains underpinned by the Primary Health Care Strategy (2001). Marlborough is no different to elsewhere in New Zealand with nursing represented in a variety of settings and roles for example general practice; Maori health providers; non-government organisations; aged care; district nursing; public health nursing and occupational health nursing to name a few.
Primary Health Care Nurses nationally, regionally and locally are being challenged to change, innovate and integrate and as a consequence new models of primary health nursing service delivery are emerging. By practicing autonomously, collaboratively and in partnership, shared goals of health will be achieved for our communities.
Kimi Hauora Wairau Marlborough PHO aims to support Primary Health Care Nursing by:
- Growing primary health care nursing’s identity
- Building leadership capacity and capability
- Growing professional development and support of nurses to maximise their contribution to the delivery of quality patient care in the community, alongside other members of the primary care team
Director of Primary Health Nursing