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    Dr Leavasa on well being as a Pacific GP

    Dr Leavasa comments on a NZ Doctor Article last month on how he as a Pacific GP deals with well being.

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    New Labour Candidate for Takanini Electorate

    Dr Neru Leavasa has been confirmed as the new Labour Candidate for Takanini. He has also been placed on the Labour Party List at number 54. He has a strong passion to serve his community and will look to win the Takanini seat to continue this service. We look forward to the campaign ahead in serving the new electorate in Auckland.

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    A few words from Dr Leavasa - NZ Doctor Article

    The best thing about our prac­tice is that it is situated in the heart of Māngere, at the town cen­tre. I get to see the community I grew up in. The worst thing about our prac­tice is the poverty and social issues we see around the area, and how that impacts on the health of our whānau. My greatest achievement is beat­ing metastatic bone cancer as a teenager. I thank God I’m still alive today. Eve...

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Dr Leavasa on well being as a Pacific GP

By The Waiting Room | 27 Aug 2020
Dr Leavasa comments on a NZ Doctor Article last month on how he as a Pacific GP deals with well being.
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New Labour Candidate for Takanini Electorate

By The Waiting Room | 18 Jun 2020
Dr Neru Leavasa has been confirmed as the new Labour Candidate for Takanini. He has also been placed on the Labour Party List at number 54. He has a strong passion to serve his community and will look to win the Takanini seat to continue this service. We look forward to the campaign ahead in serving the new electorate in Auckland.
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A few words from Dr Leavasa - NZ Doctor Article

By The Waiting Room | 07 May 2020
The best thing about our prac­tice is that it is situated in the heart of Māngere, at the town cen­tre. I get to see the community I grew up in. The worst thing about our prac­tice is the poverty and social issues we see around the area, and how that impacts on the health of our whānau. My greatest achievement is beat­ing metastatic bone cancer as a teenager. I thank God I’m still alive today. Eve...
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Dr Leavasa talks with Eteuati Ete about COVID-19 and equity.

By The Waiting Room | 28 Apr 2020
Dr Leavasa shares with Eteuati about using an equity lens for strategies to help reduce Covid-19 cases.
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Dr Leavasa talks with Tagata Pasifika about primary care work.

By The Waiting Room | 18 Apr 2020
Dr Leavasa joins the Tagata Pasifika team in discussing how he and his primary care colleagues have coped with COVID-19.
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Dr Leavasa talks about COVID-19 and our Pacific people.

By The Waiting Room | 07 Apr 2020
Dr Leavasa shares with the Cause Collective about COVID-19. This will be part of an ongoing mini-episodes to discuss COVID-19 origins, vaccine development, common myths and how to minimse the impact on our Pacifica communities.
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COVID-19 Safety Precautions Video

By The Waiting Room | 21 Mar 2020
Check out our latest explainer video on COVID-19. Stay safe out there whanau!!
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Virtual Care during the Pandemic

By The Waiting Room | 19 Mar 2020
We speak to NZ Doctor about how virtual health care will help both staff and patients during this covid-19 Pandemic.
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Precautions during the Pandemic

By The Waiting Room | 19 Mar 2020
We share with the Hon. Aupito Sua William Sio about precautions during the COVID-19 Pandemic to our Samoan community.
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Don't be scared - Be PREPARED!

By The Waiting Room | 03 Mar 2020
Minister of Pacific Peoples Hon. Aupito Tofae Sua William Sio & Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Chair Lemauga Sosene interviews Anae Dr Neru Leavasa on the Coronavirus in NZ. Dr Leavasa shares the necessary precautionary steps in trying to limit the spread of the virus. Key message is not to be scared but be PREPARED!! Precautionary steps: 1. Wash hands with soap & water for 20 seconds. 2. Cough in...
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Homegrown: After-hours Waiting Room connects GP with his Pasifika community

By The Waiting Room | 27 Feb 2020
Alan from NZ Doctor interviewed Dr Leavasa and shares his story in NZ Doctor.Click on the link for more information.
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Alliance Leadership Group members for Counties DHB Rheumatic fever programme

By The Waiting Room | 19 Feb 2020
Great to meet up with Penina Health Trust CEO - Tupuola Roine Lealaiauloto ?. We're both new members of the Alliance Leadership Group board for rheumatic fever prevention and treatment in Counties DHB. We hope the work done in this space will help reduce RF in our kids ❤️❤️#rheumaticfeverprevention #countiesdhb #community #family
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Presenting at WONCA 2020

By The Waiting Room | 23 Jan 2020
We are excited to be able to present at this years WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference happening in April this year. Jointly hosted by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network, and Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa - Māori Medical Practitioners Association, the WONCA APR Conference 2020 will combine the strengths of all three organisations' ann...
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GP Video Consults

By The Waiting Room | 19 Jan 2020
We are making it easier for our communities to access a GP online. In the coming few years we will see a decline in GP numbers and with an ageing population, it'll makes it harder to access a doctor. We aim to make it easier to see a GP and in the future we will look at innovative ways we can use all of our healthcare workers to care for all our patients.
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Helping the Measles Epidemic in Samoa

By The Waiting Room | 09 Jan 2020
We traveled to Samoa last month to help in the Measles effort that's affecting the country. Dr Leavasa went under the organisation - Samoan Doctors Worldwide Volunteer Team and met up with the Hon. Aupito William Sio to discuss the organisations work in Samoa. We thank the team at TTM Hospital that were very accomodating to our team and commend them on their hard work during the measles crisis. We...
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Complaints Process

By The Waiting Room | 07 Dec 2019
At The Waiting Room, we are committed to providing professional healthcare services. We advocate for a patients right to access quality care. We support the Code of Health & Disability Services Consumer Rights. Under this code, you have the following rights:Right 1 The right to be treated with respect.Right 2 The right to freedom from discrimination, coercion, harassment, and exploitation.Right...
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Counties Manukau DHB approve funding

By The Waiting Room | 21 Nov 2019
Our mission for 'The Waiting Room' is to connect patients and clinicians virtually making healthcare easier and accessible. Part of this is to reduce inequity among those who feature quite poorly in health statistics. Our Maori and Pacific Island ethnic groups suffer more of the health illnesses we see across New Zealand. This also includes those with low socioeconomic backgrounds who find it hard...
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Quick Vid Episode Gout Management

By The Waiting Room | 23 Sep 2019
Here you will find a quick brief about Gout and how to manage it. Dr Neru Leavasa gives you a run down about this important condition.
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Is Telehealth Medicine for me?

By The Waiting Room | 11 Sep 2019
This video is about whether or not telehealth can be used for particular individuals.
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Quick Vid Episode Measles

By The Waiting Room | 03 Sep 2019
Here is an update on the current Measles outbreak in NZ. If you have any concerns then please contact Healthline on 0800 611 116 or contact your local GP clinic for specific advice.
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VO2 Health Challenges

By The Waiting Room | 01 Sep 2019
We've enjoyed our time helping make life changes for the families in our community. Have a look at one of our prize givings in the past.
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VO2 in the Community

By The Waiting Room | 01 Sep 2019
We have a long history in the community facilitating health challenges. These are just some of the work we've done in the past.
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Welcome to our new YouTube channel

By The Waiting Room | 29 Aug 2019
Here you will find episodes about health topics that will help you on your health journey. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and stay tuned for upcoming episodes. Stay well and we'll see you soon.Disclaimer: These videos are for educational purposes. Please see your health professional for specific advice regarding your health.
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