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Social Return on Investment Training in September

Whanau Waipareira and Australian-based Net Balance will host a conference in September at Whanau Centre in west Auckland, to help organisations measure the impact they make. Net Balance, in partnership with new economics foundation from London, the Centre for Social Impact and Waipareira, will provide the 2 day Accredited Social Return On Investment (SROI) training to help understand, measure and report on the social, environmental and economic value created by your programme or organisation.


SROI is an internationally recognised approach for understanding and measuring the impact of a programme, organisation or policy. Through engaging with stakeholders, you can identify the social, environmental and economic benefits generated and place a financial value on this impact.


For more information and an entry form, click here.

Waipareira urges Westies to go to Waitakere A&E

Hospital an option in an emergency

If you could see a doctor for free or pay almost $100, which would you choose?


The option seems logical but many West Auckland patients don’t realise they have a choice, claims Waipareira Trust chief executive John Tamihere.

He says the $92 cost for an after hours medical visit in West Auckland is ‘‘outrageous’’ and urges patients to go straight to Waitakere Hospital’s accident and emergency department instead of White Cross HealthCare.


Tamihere is running a campaign to let people know there are other options.

‘‘Many within our community can’t afford the ridiculous overhead,’’ he says.

‘‘We have whānau coming to us all the time saying they can’t afford the costs and instead of seeking immediate medical care, they wait until the morning.


‘‘We don’t want a whānau member to die because they didn’t have the money for proper treatment,’’ Tamihere says.

White Cross is West Auckland’s only after hours medical centre.


It has clinics in Henderson and New Lynn – each charging $92 for adults without a community service or high user health card, issued to patients who visit their doctor more than 12 times a year because of recurring health conditions


Since 2010 Waitakere Hospital’s emergency department doors have been open 24 hours.


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