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Kāpiti Health Advisory Group

Working towards better access to health services for Kāpiti

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Our Vision

The Kāpiti Community has appropriate, affordable and timely access to the services required to meet its health and associated needs.

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Our Priorities

After extensive consultation with the Kāpiti Community, we identified five key priorities where we believed additional focus, services and support were needed.

This website will keep you up to date as we work through these priorities.

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Urgent Care and
After Hours 

Issues
 

Unnecessary visits to emergency departments
 

Availability of after hours services

Planning for civil defence emergency

 

Opportunities

Capitalise on ambulance diversion initiative

Work with partners on improvements

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Access to services

Issues

 

Excellent services at Wellington and Kenepuru but…

Barriers to access from Kāpiti – cost, time, transport difficulties

Opportunities

 

Improved transport options

More health services in Kāpiti

Innovative digital and technical solutions

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Care of

Disabled People

Issues

 

Distance and access to services

Lack of services locally

 

Services not well integrated

Opportunities

Improved services locally

An integrated approach to services

Mental Health

Issues​

 

Lack of resources, particularly for young people

No crisis centre in Kāpiti

Lack of specialist support, eg perinatal mental health

Opportunities​

Identify services and provide information

Encourage collaboration

Monitor implementation of 2020 budget plans

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Care of Older People

Issues

28.6% of Kāpiti residents over 65

More attention needed on older residents

Better integration of health and wellbeing services

Opportunities

“One stop” shop partnering

Greater involvement in own care decisions

More services locally

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