Day Surgery for Rural NZEQUITABLE ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE
One of the guiding principles of The New Zealand Health Strategy is equitable access for all New Zealanders to a comprehensive range of health and disability services. With more than 700,000 people living and working in rural areas, the services we provide on the Mobile Surgical Unit – Te Waka Hauora are clearly focussed on ensuring these patients are treated where they live and work. Our promise is to deliver a safe, friendly and quality-driven service.
As the mobile surgical unit moves throughout New Zealand, we will observe the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights) and district health board requirements for each area. These requirements will prioritise routine pre-procedure screening of patients to ensure we only treat lower risk of COVID-19 infection patients.
Rural health professionals are supported with both hands-on clinical training and education programs.
My Health Hub provides online education for health professionals. Webinars cover a wide range of health topics, are free to attend and open to all health providers in NZ.
Established in 2002, we are a private company funded by the Ministry of Health to provide health services primarily to people living and working in rural New Zealand.
Number of elective day surgery operations completed aboard the mobile surgical unit
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