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Privacy statement
Published: 20/08/2014

Pacific Health

Fakaalofa lahi atu, Malo e lelei, Talofa lava, Kia orana, Bula vi naka and Welcome!

The ADHB-WDHB Pacific Health team is responsible for policy development, planning and funding, provider management, quality, and clinical leadership across the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors.  They work as part of an integrated approach where all of ADHB is responsible for meeting the needs of our Pacific population. The Pacific Health Team advises, advocates for, supports and assists ADHB to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities of Pacific peoples and their communities. The delivery of effective and quality services for Pacific people is paramount. The team provides leadership and support to community based services delivered by Pacific providers and other organisations.

ADHB-WDHB Pacific Health Team key contacts:


·         Lita Foliaki, ADHB-WDHB Pacific Planning and Funding Manager 09 630 9943 x 26557 / 027 847 3655

·         Leani O’Connor, ADHB-WDHB, Pacific Portfolio Manager 09 630 9943 x 26003 / 021 492 506

·         Faimafili Tupu, ADHB-WDHB, Pacific Portfolio Manager 09 630 9943 x 26470 / 021 493 179


ADHB-WDHB Pacific Family Support Service (PFSS) is a small but dynamic team that provides cultural support for patients and their families particularly in the areas of Women’s and Children’s health.  The team work as part of the multidisciplinary health teams contributing cultural knowledge to assist individual clinicians or teams, so as to support effective communication with Pacific patients and their families, and to ensure effective, responsive and appropriate healthcare.  Its services include:

·     Working with medical, nursing and allied health teams to ensure patient understand their diagnosis, treatment options and informed consent.

·     Attending and providing support at family and multidisciplinary meetings with clinicians/health teams.

·     Assessing cultural support needs and reach positive outcomes and resolutions when there are disagreements about treatment options.

·     Providing linkages and access to community based services.


ADHB-WDHB Pacific Family Service Unit key contacts:

To call PFSU for referrals and/or queries you can now use the 29500 number.

External calls via ADHB switchboard: 64+9 367 0000 Ext 29500.  Internal calls extension 5937


-         Tuliana Guthrie, Team Leader X 22893 Mob: 0212 457 128

-     Sene Fuimaono X 29177 Mob: 0212 276 838

-     Siai Sausau X 29176 Mob: 0212 265 362

-     Mahe Ha'unga x 29175 Mob: 021 229 4187

-     Viena Filimoehala x Mob: 021 413 040

These are virtual extension numbers which means they are connected to a mobile.  ADHB mobiles can dial extensions direct without going via switchboard operator.  ADHB calls are free. Texts cost.

PFSU hours of operation 8am – 8pm, Mon-Fri.  Calls outside these times can be made to the Manager’s mobile: 0212 457 128.



Healthy Village Actions Zones (HVAZ) is an innovative framework for collaborative action by key stakeholders and Pacific communities, joining together to improve health outcomes for Pacific peoples. The HVAZ framework is informed by the best elements and learning’s from previous community and church-based health initiatives, Pacific concepts of community well-being, and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for Pacific peoples in the current environment characterised by District Health Boards, Primary Health Organisations and local governments taking greater responsibilities for the health and well-being of the populations they serve.

For further information contact: Faimafili Tupu, Healthy Village Action Zones Manager, 09 630 9943 ext 26470


Health workforce New Zealand

Support for Pacific nurses studying - Post Graduate studies/New Grads and Nursing students.  Support is provided by ADHB Nursing Development Unit (NDU) through funding by Health Workforce NZ (HWNZ) for Pacific nurses who are studying.  HWNZ funds post graduate studies (papers) and essential pastoral & cultural support.  This enables our Pacific nurses to further their nursing careers with less financial constraints and gain the support they need to get through work and study.  Support activities include mentoring, academic support, pastoral and peer networking.  Pacific nurse educator, Tina Reid works in this role, and works with Pacific new graduates and Pacific undergraduates.  This work is also supported by the ADHB Pacific Team and Pacific nurses who provide mentor roles, when required.


Pacific Action Plan

The vision of this Action Plan is for Pacific families living longer, with good quality of life.

This Action Plan sets out the vision for Pacific health in Auckland District Health Board, in response to the emerging challenges from 2010.

Five over-arching priorities for action are identified:

1.        Improving management of chronic conditions among Pacific people

2.        Building the capacity and capability of the Pacific workforce

3.        Enhancing health service access and responsiveness for Pacific people

4.        Fostering the health of Pacific children and young people

5.        Strengthen and consolidate leading flagship Pacific programmes and services.