Waiheke Health Trust and Piritahi Health Trust are finalising a business case requesting additional funding to support an integrated urgent after-hours health service on the island.
The organisations are seeking approximately half a million dollars a year in support of overworked staff and the creation of the after-hours service.
The tentative plan is to implement the after-hours service with a permanent weekend clinic location in either Oneroa or Ostend.
Julie Cairns, general manager of Waiheke Health Trust, hopes for a positive response from the Auckland District Health Board (ADHB).
“We want acknowledgement that there’s a need for improvements and additional funding to support a quality urgent after-hours service and staff,” she says. • Sophie Boladeras
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