Long-Term Health Conditions

  • How we can help

    Our focus is on proactive interventions including treatment and education. There is clinical research which broadly shows that outcomes for patients with long term health conditions improve with continuity of care, i.e. routinely seeing the same medical staff regarding management of your disease.

    In addition to consultations with your doctor you will be assigned a specialist nurse who will assist with patient education and help with managing your condition. Having a long-term condition has profound effects on a person’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being., which often makes it difficult to carry on with daily routines and relationships.

    These nurse-led clinics have the focus on supporting the patients’ efforts and building the capacity of individuals and families to manage the disease effectively. When this occurs disease control increases, health care costs go down and family and well-being improves.

    We offer nursing support to help eligible patients’ mange chronic conditions or high-risk problems including:

    • Diabetes
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • Asthma
    • Patients with multiple chronic conditions

    Patients can receive one -on-one health support, these programmes are subsidized for eligible patients.

    A nurse provides ongoing support and help with setting and maintaining personalized goals, resources and help with navigating the health system.

    If you want further information for yourself, www.healthnavigator.org.nz is a trusted resource.