“He Kura Waka”
The Ngā Mataapuna Oranga Whānau Ora Model
One House – Eastern BPO (Ngāi Tūhoe)
One Face – Western BOP (Tauranga Moana / Waitaha)
Ngā Mataapuna Oranga, One Face / One House Model
Firstly, we must acknowledge that the areas of focus for He Kura Waka was given to us by permission from John and Lyvia Marsden, Te Puna Hauora ki te Raki Paiwhenua. NMO has customised this model further to meet the needs of its whānau ora providers. The design of ‘He Kura Waka’ was developed by Ihakara Kuka a young local Tauranga Moana artist.
The One House – this represents ‘Te Whare Ora o Tūhoe, Tūhoe aspirations to achieve tino rangatiratanga, where multiple Providers collectively come together literally into “one house”, under te iwi o Tūhoe. There are currently multiple providers servicing the Ngāi Tūhoe region and a closer working relationship is strongly desired across these providers. Kimioranga Primary Healthcare Services, who are NMO’s Ngāi Tūhoe link, are in full support of the whānau ora initiative and wish to build upon the strong links they have with NMO and WBOP Providers.
The One Face – this represents the WBOP providers who wish to align themselves with the whānau ora initiative and to work together in a much closer working relationship. That is, our collective quality systems, a strong collective infrastructure, a knowledgeable and helpful work force all committed to assisting and empowering whānau towards their own whānau rangatiratanga, whatever the whānau themsleves decide this to be.
By bringing the One House/One Face model together across the Bay of Plenty, this will ensure we travel the transformation journey together for our hauora and the whānau we serve. Whānau will be able to enter via multiple entry points into hauora across the BOP region and be assured of a connected and quality service that assists them in achieving their dreams and aspiration for whānau ora
There is a journey that Kimioranga and the WBOP Providers are committed to together and look forward to the challenge that lies ahead.