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Terms & conditions apply. This offer is not available on our DIY Maniac range. Crazy about kitchens FREE The team at Kitchen Mania share a common goal, to bring quality, contemporary kitchens to Kiwi homes at a competitive price. Not only will our design team come out to your property, sit down with you, discuss your needs and design your dream kitchen, if you order your kitchen in September we will take care of the installation costs! Terms & conditions apply. This offer is not available on our DIY Maniac range. 126632 By Farida Master PEOPLE with diabetes, gout, chronic obstructive pulmo- nary disease and cardiovascu- lar illness will soon be getting the star treatment in Otara. Sitting on two GP clinics, a phar- macy and a gym, the Specialist, Treatment and Rehabilitation Cen- tre (STAR Care Centre) in Otara Mall is located on the top floor of the Otara Integrated Family Health Centre. Cutting the opening ribbon recently was Health Minister Tony Ryall. STAR Care professionals so far include health psychologists and a psychiatrist, and there are plans to have dieticians, podiatrists, nurses and GPs with special interests and skills. They will work with generalised supervision from consultant spe- cialists at the facility. Patients registered with Total Healthcare Primary Health Organ- isation (PHO) through East Tamaki Healthcare GP clinics in Counties Manukau can avail of the service. “We envisage STAR Care to be a health innovation that will enable patients with long-term conditions to see multiple health-care provid- ers in one place at one time,” says Ranjna Patel, director of East Tam- aki Healthcare and Nirvana Health Group. The Nirvana Health Group pro- vides management, administration and operational support to East Tamaki Healthcare, West Auckland Healthcare, Mt Roskill Healthcare and White Cross clinics. “The idea is to make it more con- venient for patients with fewer vis- its and less time off work,” says Ms Patel. “This could also be a way for us to support the health system with fewer unplanned visits to the hos- pital, and wasted missed appoint- ments at Manukau SuperClinic.” The service is not about hospital specialists simply seeing patients in the community, but about inte- grating care in local areas for those patients who require more special- ised services than a GP can usually offer, she says. The goal is to enable patients to gain access to a team of specialised professionals all at one site, rather than the local public hospital that is overworked. White Cross Healthcare chief executive Dr Alistair Sullivan believes the opening marks a water- shed moment in primary care. “A key approach in the STAR Care model is to use GPs who already have specialised knowl- edge and skills,” he says. “This is a great way to expand upon the currently underutilised resource for the benefit of patients. “There is a strong philosophy of supporting patient health literacy and ability to self-manage their condition with services such as medication self-management and a variety of nurse-led and allied health clinics. “This is the first STAR Care cen- tre to open, but it will soon be fol- lowed by others. Nearby Dawson Road in Flat Bush will offer special- ist children’s services co-ordinated by a paediatrician and also mater- nity services.” STAR Care services will include spirometry for patients with chronic obstructive lung disease and other diagnostics. It will also offer self-manage- ment education, cooking classes and dietician services, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and gout and diabetes clinics. Patients will be referred to STAR Care by their family doctor based on their health-care needs. The centre will be funded by the Total Healthcare PHO. BIG STEP: White Cross Healthcare chief executive Dr Alistair Sullivan, East Tamaki Healthcare Group chairman Dr Kantilal Patel and consultant psychiatrist Dr David Codyre believe the opening of the Specialist, Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre is a huge step forward in health care. Times photo Farida Master Innovation in health Looking back, 25 years ago... From the files of the Howick and Pakuranga Times, in 1989 Haul of prizes AUGUST 28, 1989: Owairoa Primary School scooped nearly all the prizes in a rather novel art competition for local children. Seventy-six local primary schoolchildren were judged upon their ability to draw, paint or sketch any of Howick’s historical buildings. Nine-year-old Gilbert Chung, for his sketch of All Saints Church, and Melanie Hawker, 8, both of Owairoa Primary, won the top two places in the contest, while the school also received three of the five merit awards. The patron for the Howick and Districts Historical Society, John Litten, said the competition encouraged young children to learn about the old buildings and their rich histories. Constable gets mobile SEPTEMBER 4: Howick’s community police constable will be presented with a new car. The $18,000 Honda Civic has been purchased with money raised from the sponsorship of 10 businesses, organisations, clubs and schools in the area. But the public will be able to give donations at an appeal in Howick Village when the new car is delivered to the police station by Kerr Honda owner, Jeremy Kerr. The appeal will be run by various groups including the Howick Round Table that will hold a door-to-door collection of all business houses. The Howick Lions Club will do a collection through Howickville and Rices Mall. A branch of the Lions Pakeki will be running $50 quick-fire raffles and a group of Howick Midweek Ladies Tennis members will collect money through the industrial area of Wellington, Moore and Vincent Streets. Local lawyer Paul Devereaux has provided free legal advice, Howick Mayor Morrin Cooper has provided insurance for the car for two years, Rural Aviation Ltd has supplied personalised number plates which read HOWICK, Barfoot and Thompson has provided a window of its premises for advertising the appeal, Howick Intermediate School has provided a sign for the shop window, and Bucklands Beach Intermediate has fundraised and provided a sign for the appeal. The Auckland Savings Bank will also provide two staff members in uniform to receive and count donations. Dangers of speed SEPTEMBER 4: Motor vehicles travelling up to 50kph in Howick’s Wellington Street car park are endangering both young children and elderly shoppers. One car has already crashed into the ANZ bank smashing a large window, and parking warden T.C. Stanton says there’s been a couple of near misses between vehicles and pedestrians. She says the Howick Borough Council can receive up to three complaints a week of motorists not obeying the car park’s 5kph speed limit. “Cars go speeding down one of the straights, round the u-turn at the bottom, and come speeding back up the other side. “I go down there quite often and you can guarantee someone is speeding.” Most concern, says Mrs Stanton, is for the safety of young children and elderly people. July’s parking warden’s report showed 90 people were fined for parking in excess of the specified time constraints. Sixty-two people were also caught failing to display a current licence label. Other parking offences for the month were: parking on a no stopping zone, parking in a bus stop, parking in a disabled space, parking in a taxi stand, parking in a loading bay, parking on a footpath or berm, double parking and incorrect parking.
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