Hospitals & Clinics
- Hospitals and Clinics
- North Shore Hospital
- Waitakere Hospital
- Tōtara Haumaru - new hospital building updates
- Mason Clinic
- Te Whare Karaka
- Clinics & Services
- Whenua Pupuke - Waitemata Clinical Skills Centre
- Wilson Centre
The Tautai Fakataha Service, formerly known as Pacific Family Support Service (PFSS), was established in September 1997. The aim of the service is to contribute to the health improvement of Pacific Peoples by improving access for Pacific people to hospital care.
The Vision is “Healthy Pacific Families”. Key Values include: Affirms the importance of family and extended family as the foundation of our existence; recognises the dynamic diversity of Pacific Peoples’ values, beliefs and lifestyles; acknowledges Te Tiriti O Waitangi and the sovereignty of Tangata Whenua; recognises and acknowledges the importance of holistic wellbeing which encompasses our spiritual, mental, social and physical wellbeing and; operates on the basis that the health of our children is the wealth of our future.
The Tautai Fakataha Team is a cultural and social support service for Pacific inpatients at Waitakere and North Shore Hospital. The Team - Family Support Workers - initiates contact and engages with Pacific patients offering ‘social and cultural support’ to all Pacific patients and their families. The service will ensure that:
A Pacific health navigator will visit you:
Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tautai Fakataha Health Service 9.00 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday (No service on weekends or public holidays)
The Pacific Navigator will:
(N.B. The Pacific Navigator worker does not replace the role of the interpreter, but will provide cultural support to the patient and family).
The services offered by Tautai Fakataha Pacific Health are free of charge.
Phone (09) 837 8836
Puleiala Tofaeono (Samoan)
Mobile: 021 956 530
Sera Tagaloa (Samoan)
Mobile: 021 562 583
Pacific Health Team WDHB-ADHB
Phone: (09) 630 9943 then the required extension number
Interim General Manager of Pacific Health/Clinical Nurse Director Pacific Health: Abel Smith 021 871449
Executive Assistant to the GM: Maretta Carson DDI: (09) 443-9077
Health Science Academy/ Pacific Best Practice
Project Manager: Tuliana Guthrie 021 245 7128
Project Coordinator: Aihaosea Soane Ahokovi 021 948 549