Pacific people are great at taking care of each other – but often forget to take care of themselves. One Care’s focus is to encourage our people to start taking steps towards becoming not only a healthier individual, but a healthier community.
We aim to create and provide services to our communities that are more responsive and that meet their needs. Money is a huge inhibitor to healthcare so One Care is keeping the cost of treatment down or patients, while also providing a timely, efficient service. The medical centre strives to ensure a continuum of care, where patients are being cared for at home as well as when they visit the GP.
One Care utilises the relationship with Pacific Homecare, located upstairs from the medical centre on Great South Road, by recruiting PHC staff (called navigators) when patients require a translator, or someone to help navigate their way through the health care system or to providers of other services.
Dr Baird is One Care’s resident GP on the back of a long career, based in Auckland, Northland and Waikato. He has previously worked with Kim, who has held roles with ProCare Health PHO as Clinical Programme Manager and Pacific Health Manager. She has also worked on projects to improve health outcomes for Pacific in New Zealand and for the World Health Organisation in other Pacific nations.
During the pair’s time involved in healthcare, they have seen increasing need for more healthcare resources to be invested in the rapidly expanding Pacific community – and in particular towards the growing elderly population.
8.30 am – 6.30 pm Monday – Friday
10.00 am – 3.00 pm Saturday
Ground Floor, 230 Great South Road, Papatoetoe (Opposite Hunters Corner Plaza)
P: 09 550 2146