EASTERN BAY PRIMARY HEALTH ALLIANCE

At EBPHA , we provide and support primary health care services in our rohe (district).

 

Our first level primary healthcare is provided by 9 General Practices with 27 General Practitioners and 33 Practice Nurses, who serve 29,000 enrolled patients throughout the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

It is our role to bring together GPs, nurses, and other health professionals, such as Maori health workers, health promotion workers, dieticians, pharmacists, counsellors, psychologists, and midwives  to serve the needs of our community.

While many of our services are directed towards individuals and illness, we are also focused on issues that impact on the wellness of specific groups within our  communities, of whom 56% are Maori, 56% live in deprived circumstances, and 73% are “High Needs”.

We are responsible for ensuring current challenges in community healthcare are being met. These challenges include equitable healthcare for Māori, child and adolescent health, immunisation, mental health, and long-term conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular/heart disease.

A message from our new Board Chair

“It is a real pleasure and privilege to work within the Eastern Bay, in particular this organisation.  Although life for everyone is heavily impacted by COVID, I am excited to be involved with initiatives and opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing for all.”

Hamiora Bowkett

Board Chair

Our Board

Fiona Wiremu

Deputy Chair

Linda Steel

Iwi Representative

Chris McKnight

Clinical Representative

Shaneen Simpson-Almond

Iwi Representative

Angela Jackson

Community Representative

Erin Beeler

Clinical / Community Representative

Nigel Giles

Clinical Representative

Cecile De Groot

Clinical Representative

Dickie Farrar

Iwi Representative

A message from our Chief Executive

“The greatest opportunity we have to improve patient experience and to deliver greater equity, efficiency, and value from health delivery systems, is to develop and operationalise an integrated health service in the Eastern Bay with Primary and Secondary care, iwi, and community involvement.”

Greig Dean

Chief Executive

Our Clinical Advisors

Our advisors provide clinical guidance to help determine priorities for primary health care across the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Dr Rachel Shouler

GP Liason, Eastern Bay Primary Health Alliance

Dr Joanne McKnight

General Practitioner, Ōhope Beach Medical Centre

Pare O’Brien

Nurse Practitioner, Med Central

Tracey Wilson

Registered Nurse, Tarawera Medical Centre

Dr Jethro Le Roy

General Practitioner, Med Central

Dr Marieke Roelofs

General Practitioner, Church St Surgery