Whilst there are numerous models of care in the primary health sector, the “point of difference” in the way Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki delivers its services, is the underlying kaupapa Māori principle of the Whare tapa whā – literally meaning the house with four sides.
When applied to a patient, this is a very simple model, yet very powerful, when all sides or components (body, mind, spirit, whānau/family) are addressed with equal importance.
We often hear of the “patient-centric” model of care….the Māori model tends to focus on “whānau-centric” of “all-encompassing” approach.
Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki can apply this model effectively with its comprehensive range of services – not just GP services. “Whilst Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki delivers its services in a kaupapa Māori approach, our services are inclusive of all.”
Jon Royal – CEO Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki