Kāpiti Coast Health

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What’s your vision for health and wellbeing on the Kāpiti Coast?

Council has heard our community’s concerns about local access to health services: Kapiti does not have local 24/7 urgent health care, there is no public hospital in our district, and there is a shortfall of primary care doctors. While there are hospitals to the north and south within an hour’s drive, limited transport options and capacity is an ongoing challenge for many vulnerable people. With our forecast growth and aging population, this situation is expected to worsen. Simply put, Kāpiti Coast’s access to public health care needs to change.

While we do not provide health services, the Council firmly believes it can be a force to improve access to health services by:

  • delivering on our legislative responsibilities under the Public Health Act
  • understanding our community’s needs, and being an active advocate for better primary, urgent and hospital services for our people
  • facilitating connections between, and partnering with, those that have the responsibilities and tools to deliver the right services to meet our needs.

Our Health Strategy Direction of Travel document explains how we intend to lift and refocus our efforts with this in mind.

Through our consultations with key stakeholders, as well as the conversations we’ve had with our community, we have identified five focus areas to help improve public health and wellbeing in our district.

We want your feedback

We want you to tell us if we’ve got the right focus and the right priorities before we finalise our Health Strategy.

Read our Health Strategy Direction of Travel document and tell us what you think by Saturday 20 April.

We want your feedback on the following:

  1. Have we reflected the key issues faced by and aspirations of our community? Are we missing anything important?
  2. Are the areas of focus the right ones to resolve issues and meet our community’s aspirations?
  3. What actions or areas of focus do you think are the highest priority?

Complete the survey below.

What’s your vision for health and wellbeing on the Kāpiti Coast?

Council has heard our community’s concerns about local access to health services: Kapiti does not have local 24/7 urgent health care, there is no public hospital in our district, and there is a shortfall of primary care doctors. While there are hospitals to the north and south within an hour’s drive, limited transport options and capacity is an ongoing challenge for many vulnerable people. With our forecast growth and aging population, this situation is expected to worsen. Simply put, Kāpiti Coast’s access to public health care needs to change.

While we do not provide health services, the Council firmly believes it can be a force to improve access to health services by:

  • delivering on our legislative responsibilities under the Public Health Act
  • understanding our community’s needs, and being an active advocate for better primary, urgent and hospital services for our people
  • facilitating connections between, and partnering with, those that have the responsibilities and tools to deliver the right services to meet our needs.

Our Health Strategy Direction of Travel document explains how we intend to lift and refocus our efforts with this in mind.

Through our consultations with key stakeholders, as well as the conversations we’ve had with our community, we have identified five focus areas to help improve public health and wellbeing in our district.

We want your feedback

We want you to tell us if we’ve got the right focus and the right priorities before we finalise our Health Strategy.

Read our Health Strategy Direction of Travel document and tell us what you think by Saturday 20 April.

We want your feedback on the following:

  1. Have we reflected the key issues faced by and aspirations of our community? Are we missing anything important?
  2. Are the areas of focus the right ones to resolve issues and meet our community’s aspirations?
  3. What actions or areas of focus do you think are the highest priority?

Complete the survey below.

  • The purpose of this Direction of Travel document is to gather feedback, from the community and stakeholders, on the proposed focus and approach. 

    Following engagement, a revised health strategy and implementation plan will be prepared for endorsement by Council in mid-2024.

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