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 Chairperson
“In challenging times opportunities for innovation often come forth. As EBPHA Chair, I look forward to seeing healthcare made more accessible especially amongst our rural and high needs populations through greater utilisation of community services, outreach clinics, and virtual technologies.”
Clinical / Community Representative
Cecile De Groot
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.”
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
Nurse Practitioner, Med Central
Registered Nurse, Tarawera Medical Centre
Dr Jethro Le Roy
General Practitioner, Med Central
Dr Marieke Roelofs
General Practitioner, Church St Surgery