ABOUT US

TUHINGA MŌ

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The Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation is focused on keeping people well in their communities.

We help to plan, fund and coordinate healthcare alongside professionals such as family doctors, nurses and hauora workers at general practices, medical centres and community clinics.

We receive funds from our local district health board and elsewhere to provide these services.

And we do more than just care for people who are unwell – we also help people to stay healthy with free programmes such as breast and cervical screening, smoking cessation, diabetes management and immunisation.

We also provide free healthcare for 13 to 18-year-olds in school health clinics across the region, and free nurse-led health clinics at local marae and community centres.

We aim to provide high quality service and ensure everyone has access to primary healthcare where, and when they need it.

This is achieved through strong leadership and our partners working together to benefit their communities.

The PHO became operational on 1 October 2003 and has more than 160,000 people enrolled through its 31 general practices from Katikati to Whakatāne.

MEET THE TEAM

David Thomson
CEO Personal Assistant

021987654
david@yourdomain.co.nz

David Thomson
CEO Personal Assistant

021987654
david@yourdomain.co.nz

David Thomson
CEO Personal Assistant

021987654
david@yourdomain.co.nz

David Thomson
CEO Personal Assistant

021987654
david@yourdomain.co.nz

David Thomson
CEO Personal Assistant

021987654
david@yourdomain.co.nz

David Thomson
CEO Personal Assistant

021987654
david@yourdomain.co.nz

David Thomson
CEO Personal Assistant

021987654
david@yourdomain.co.nz

David Thomson
CEO Personal Assistant

021987654
david@yourdomain.co.nz

WHO OWNS THE WBOP PHO

We are a joint venture partnership between Ngai Te Rangi iwi, Ngati Ranginui iwi, and Western Bay of Plenty Primary Care Providers Inc (Provider Inc).

Provider Inc is an umbrella organisation for general practices and organisations involved with podiatry, asthma/respiration, hauora, and mental health.

GOVERNANCE

We operate with the appproval of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board.

We are governed by a board of elected or appointed directors.

Board Members:

Providers Inc Representatives
Dr Luke Bradford (Co-Chair)
Dr Geoff Esterman
Dr Todd Hulbert
Dr Symon Roberton

Ngāi Te Rangi Iwi Representatives
Paora Stanley (Co-Chair)
Charlie Tawhiao

NGĀI TE RANGI WEBSITE

Ngāti Ranginui Iwi Representatives
Mel Tata
Graeme Elvin

NGĀTI RANGINUI WEBSITE

WHERE WE WORK

We support community health care services and general practices in Tauranga, Whakātane, Katikati, Te Puke and most surrounding areas.

Our head office is located at Eleventh Avenue, Tauranga.

We also operate Health and Wellness Services out of our walk-in clinic at 154 First Avenue West, Tauranga.

CONTACT

Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation
P: 07 577 3190
126 Eleventh Avenue, Tauranga, Tauranga
PO Box 13225, Tauranga 3141
E: support@wboppho.org.nz

WBOPPHO Health & Wellness Services
P: 07 571 2100
154 First Ave West, Tauranga
E: support@wboppho.org.nz