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Whanganui 

The primary point of contact for services for older adults is Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC). NASC services cover help to stay at home, support services for carers and entry into residential care. They can also link with other District Health Board (DHB) services and community based agencies. Please note in Whanganui the needs assessment / service coordination roles are separate, see below.

The contacts in Whanganui are;

 
   
Needs Assessment: Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation Community Services
Area Includes: Whanganui, Bulls, Marton, Ohakune, Raetihi, Taihape, Waitotara Valley
Phone: 06 348 3309
Website: www.wdhb.org.nz
Address: Wanganui Hospital, Ground Floor, Lambie Building, 100 Heads Road, Whanganui
  How to access health services for older people
  Specialist services for older people
 
Service Coordination: Access Ability - Whanganui
Email: wanganui@accessability.org.nz
Website: www.accessability.org.nz
Phone / Fax: 0800 758 700 / 06 281 3123 (DD) Fax: 0800 895 177
Address: 244 Victoria Ave, Whanganui 4500
Notes: Whanganui DHB contracts Access Ability to complete service co-ordination for older people following an InterRAI assessment by the Community Assessment and Rehab team at the DHB.

Other useful contacts
 
Meals on wheels: Whanganui and Marton  06 348 3106
  Raetihi and Okahune  06 385 5019
  Taihape 06 388 2035
District Nursing: 06 348 1282  7.30am - 9pm including weekends. Email  communityadmin@wdhb.org.nz
Shuttle Services: St Johns Whanganui  06 345 0844

 

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