Tauranga – Māori Medicine
Traditional medicines and practices were used by Māori to treat illness, and they were cared for in their homes.
Tauranga – Native Nurse Appointed to Service Māori Communities
Following the Influenza Epidemic (1918) the Tauranga Hospital Board identified the need to appoint a Native Nurse to service Māori communities and she was provided with a horse and trap until 1933 when she got a car.
Tauranga – Major typhoid outbreak in the Māori settlement of Matapihi
Major typhoid outbreak in the Māori settlement of Matapihi, the Native Nurse still employed to service these settlements and Māori communities.
Whakatāne – Anglican Māori Mission Hospital Fire
The Anglican Māori Mission Hospital was destroyed by fire.
Tauranga – Te Puna Hauora Kaupapa Māori Health Service
Formation of Te Puna Hauora Kaupapa Māori Health Service within Tauranga Hospital.
Tauranga – Ward 2A (Kaupapa Ward) Established
Ward 2A (Kaupapa Ward) established to meet the clinical and cultural needs of Māori patients. It is an acute ward for medical, respiratory, diabetes and cardiac care. Tauranga hospital is the only hospital in New Zealand with a dedicated Medical Kaupapa Ward and includes Kaupapa Nursing Mental Health Service, Kaupapa Social Work Service and Kaupapa Nursing Community Service. The Kaupapa ward has staff trained in basic Te Reo, Tikanga best practice, Kaupapa Māori Health, Tiriti o Waitangi, cultural safety, local history and knowledge of Tauranga Moana. The ward started with four beds, then six and in 2014 it has 10-12 beds dedicated to Maori with the ability to flex to 22 beds if required.
Pacific Health – Merging of Tauranga Hospital (Western Bay Health) and Whakatane Hospital (Eastern Bay Health)
Merging of Tauranga Hospital (Western Bay Health) and Whakatane Hospital (Eastern Bay Health) to become Pacific Health (Hospital & Health Service – HHS) this then became BOP DHB.
Tauranga – The BOPDHB Māori Health Runanga
Formation of the BOPDHB Māori Health Runanga consisting of representatives from the 18 iwi (tribes) across Mataatua (Bay of Plenty).
Tauranga – Opening of Kaupapa Ward
Opening of Kaupapa Ward by local iwi and Kaumatua.
Tauranga – The Amalgamation of Western and Eastern Bay of Plenty Māori Health Services
The amalgamation of Western and Eastern Bay of Plenty Māori Health Services.
Whakatāne – Regional Maori Health Buildings Opened
Regional Maori Health Buildings were opened by Hone Anne Tolley, MP for the East Coast
Tauranga – BOPDHB Won The Institute of Public Administration New Zealand
BOPDHB won the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) Award for Crown-Māori Relationships.
Tauranga – Te Amorangi Kāhui Kaumatua Council
Te Amorangi Kāhui Kaumatua Council (Provider Arm) formed consisting of representatives from the 18 iwi among the Bay of Plenty, Department of Health geographic boundaries.