Community HIV Team Wellington

This team consists of a Nurse Specialist, Social Worker, Psychiatric Liaison team and medical staff who provide a free, confidential service to adults affected by HIV. 

The service is patient-directed and is available to people in hospital, the community and at outpatient clinics. The aims of the team are: to educate people about HIV infection, to help reduce admissions to hospital,  to help patients understand how best to take their medications, to provide a link between specialists, primary health and their patients, to help patients with applications for Work and Income, Housing and Community Services benefits and with immigration applications, to support and treat patients with mental health issues, to refer patients for ongoing counselling, and to any other appropriate services. 

The Community HIV Team aims to reduce hospital admissions by continuing education, supporting medication adherence, and assisting HIV infected patients to take responsibility for their own health, as well as coordinating and linking them with appropriate support networks.

Addresses: 
Description:
Location
Street/PO Box:
Wellington Hospital, Lvl 6, Grace Neill Block
City:
Wellington
Region:
Wellington
Country:
New Zealand
Description:
Mail
Street/PO Box:
Private Bag 7902, Wellington South
City:
Wellington
Region:
Wellington
Country:
New Zealand
Phone: 
(04) 806 2610
027 444 1967
Fax: 
(04) 385 5360