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Upper Hutt Leader : November 2nd 2011
24 UPPER HUTT LEADER, NOVEMBER 2, 2011 NEWS 4148820AA Build on the power of our network.TM www.naiharcourts.co.nz CRACKER OF A SHOP LEASE • Superb Position • Rear Access • Modern Interior • Alarm System •1CarPark GROSS RENTAL: $10,600 + GST 494 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt SUBURBAN RETAIL UNIT LEASE • Available Now • Pleasant Neutral Decor • Variety of Possibilities • Competitive Rental • Abundant Street Parking GROSS RENTAL: $10,500 + GST 2a Islington Street, Upper Hutt RETIREMENT FORCES SALE - BE THE LANDLORD AUCTION Our realistic Vendor is retiring and has told us to sell his industrial warehouse. This is a superb opportunity to be the landlord of this visible property in a tightly held industrial area that has the added benefit of living accommodation inside. The warehouse has 3 mezzanine levels, one of which is a fully self-contained caretakers accommodation, a spacious yet secure showroom, fireproof machining room/paint booth & generous high stud workshop. • Caretaker Accommodation Inside • Visible Location for Business • Vacant Possession • 3 Car Parks www.industrialprimeproperty.com 168 Eastern Hutt Road, Wingate AUCTION: 11.00am Wednesday 23 November 2011, Harcourts Office, 516 High Street, Lower Hutt VIEW AT: www.naiharcourts.co.nz/UH5023 VIEW: www.naiharcourts.co.nz/UH0309 Euan Mackenzie M: 021 344 005 P: 04 529 0360 E: firstname.lastname@example.org TEAM HUTT VALLEY LIMITED MREINZ Licensed Agent REAA 2008 VIEW: www.naiharcourts.co.nz/UH0387 Euan Mackenzie M: 021 344 005 P: 04 529 0360 E: email@example.com TEAM HUTT VALLEY LIMITED MREINZ Licensed Agent REAA 2008 Euan Mackenzie M: 021 344 005 P: 04 529 0360 E: firstname.lastname@example.org TEAM HUTT VALLEY LIMITED MREINZ Licensed Agent REAA 2008 Toolkit devised for mental health care By SIMON EDWARDS The study might flush out why a GP doesn't make an earlier referral'. Researchers are closely watching how men- tal health services in the Hutt Valley make use of a new toolkit resource, to see if there is room for further improvement. The toolkit, launched a month ago, aims to strengthen links between primary/com- munity and hospital/secondary based men- tal health services, and further develop pri- mary services. The goal is to ensure a seamless'' and effective service for patients, Hutt Valley District Health Board's director of planning and funding, Bridget Allan, says. It is recognised internationally and in New Zealand that at any one time around three per cent of people need significant mental health care from specialists, and sometimes a hospital in-patient unit. Mrs Allan says probably another 17 per cent have mild to moderate conditions -- such as depression, anxiety, alcohol and/or drug abuse issues -- which require care from health services. For anyone in this second group a lot of their care could and should happen in the community''. GPs for a long time have been looking after people with mild conditions but in the last few years it's been recognised they were doing this without a lot of resources'', she says. They're very busy, with a lot of people coming through their doors. Sometimes they need to refer people for more intensive counselling.'' Valley PHO (now part of Te Awakairangi Health PHO) has counsellors, psychologists and other specialists GPs can refer patients to. Petone and Pomare Union Health Centres have used DHB funding to employ counsellors who work from those centres. More funding means community mental health services have expanded signifi- cantly'' and hospital services have extended community outreach. But sometimes the links between services weren't quite there, Mrs Allan says. People in the field were asking for [help]. They were asking questions such as: how do we go about improving services, are we doing the right thing, are the ways we're currently doing things producing the greatest benefit?'' Clinical guidelines already exist outlining pathways of treatment exist for mental health conditions, just as they do for cancers, skin diseases, for example. The new mental health toolkit is more focused on systems, how different agencies inter-relate and can help and where to refer, given particular circumstances. Funded by the Health Research Council, it was developed by University of Otago, Wellington researchers working with four DHBs -- one of them HVDHB. Mrs Allan says because of HVDHB's innovation in this area and willingness to be involved, further action research'' to see how the toolkit is being used will happen only in this district. A team led by Otago University's Pro- fessor Sunny Collings will run a study locally for the next 18 months. The national toolkit, which is available to health professionals online and as a hand- book, is described as a living document''. Depending on feedback from the Hutt Valley research, changes could be made. The toolkit contains a number of scenario case studies. One example concerns a patient who is feeling suicidal. Mrs Allan says it looks at who had res- ponsibility for care at each stage of the story; it explains everyone's role''. The current study should further high- light what makes it easier for [services] to do the right things at the right time. For example, it might flush out why a GP doesn't make an earlier referral.'' Professor Collings says the study is about finding out what enables or constrains'' the toolkit from supporting primary mental health service development. There's little international research on this. Two local firms go to finals New Upper Hutt Driving Miss Daisy franchise has made the finals of the Westpac Hutt Valley Chamber of Com- merce Business Awards. The franchise and Ascot Cinemas are the only finalists to be named from Upper Hutt. Miss Daisy is one of three finalists in the small business category. Ascot Cinemas is one of three finalists in the innovation section. Following the amalgamation of the Hutt Valley and Upper Hutt Chambers of Commerce, the awards are open to all Hutt Valley businesses. Lynda Moore bought the Miss Daisy franchise for Upper Hutt last year. She and two employees have three cars on the road. The business has grown more than she anticipated. Clients love the assurance of extra assistance from the driver to take them to appointments and shopping. The youngest client is a four-year- old they take to kindergarten; the oldest client is 94. Many other clients are people with intellectual disabilities or mental health needs. The award-winners will be announced on November 16.
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