28/02/2018 8:28:41 a.m.

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Friday 16 March 2018 Turangi Community Health Forum

A Turangi Community Health Forum is planned for Friday 16 March, at the Senior Citizens Hall in Turangi’s Town Centre.

Lakes District Health Board Chair Deryck Shaw says most Board members will be there and are keen to hear from Turangi people about any health issues, and to find out the questions people in the Turangi community want answered.

He says DHB staff representing the different areas of service provision will be there on the morning, along with key providers in the southern Lakes district.

A health expo day was held late in 2013, where information was exchanged about the services provided in the Turangi area, and the mid-March forum offers the chance for the Board to hear from Turangi residents.

Deryck Shaw says the Board sees the Turangi Community Health Forum as being a valuable opportunity to feel the ‘health pulse’ of locals in the southern Lakes district. He says the Taupo District Community Health Forum chaired by Taupo Board member Christine Rankin is a group that keeps the Board and DHB in touch with local health issues and trends.

The forum will be start at 10am and run until 11.45am. Most Board members will be there, along with key DHB staff and health provider representatives who have been asked to be present.

In the lead up to the day, health and social service providers offering services in Turangi have been asked for their updated contact details for a directory of services. Any providers who have not been contacted, please contact: sue.wilkie@lakesdhb.govt.nz

What: Community Health Forum for Turangi and district residents
Where: Senior Citizens Hall, Town Centre, Turangi
When: Friday 16 March 2018, 10.00-11.45am

Programme for Community Health Forum @ Turangi

  •  Opening comments by Lakes DHB Chair Deryck Shaw
  •  Brief introduction by Chief Executive Ron Dunham outlining who is available to answer queries / provide information about services
  •  Brief description of services provided by Lakes DHB and Turangi service providers
  •  Information booths open until 11.45am.) 

Got questions?: Please email beryl.harris@lakesdhb.govt.nz
or sue.wilkie@lakesdhb.govt.nz, or phone 07 349 7944