Te Kotahi Oranga Health and Wellness Centre Opening

Earlier this year, the Braemar Charitable Trust provided funding to WINTEC to purchase a Cobas B 101 - HbA1c lipid testing device for their new Te Kotahi Oranga/Student Assisted Clinic. We were delighted to be able to join WINTEC and other community partners, as they celebrated the official opening of their ākonga (learner)-assisted health and wellbeing service at the Rotokauri campus recently. Te Kotahi Oranga clinic is a community-led example of how collaboration can benefit both ākonga and the communities they serve – ultimately improving outcomes of the highest need communities within the Waikato region. Services available at the centre were designed in partnership with local providers and include falls assessment and prevention, pre-diabetes care and management and free community health screening. Te Kotahi Oranga also offers placement opportunities to ākonga in Bachelor of Nursing, Diploma of Enrolled Nursing and Bachelor of Occupational Therapy programmes, under the supervision of their tutors. We wish WINTEC all the very best with this innovative new venture that both improves health outcomes and builds health sector capability and capacity.