Pacific Health Services

About Us

Pacific Health Services Hutt Valley is an independent health service working closely with our Pasefika community of 12,000 people in the Hutt Valley north of Wellington. We provide community engagement, development, support, health services and social services. Our focus is A Vibrant Healthy Pasefika community in the Hutt Valley.  We have delivered value to Pasefika people since 1999.


Our Pasefika family-centred approach reinforces family strengths, provides appropriate support and empowers families to live well with greater control over their lives. We are very well connected as a core part of our community and our approach is based on socio-cultural evidence about what works. This includes working through established community networks and a focus on faith-led approaches to service delivery. The nine explicit premises from the Family Centre Report offer a good description of our Pasefika family-centred approach.


Our services are very well regarded and we achieve highly on client satisfaction and quality measures. We have built up a range of health and social services in response to community need. We work with Hutt Valley DHB, Te Awakairangi PHO and other providers.


Our services and projects include:

  • Family Well-being and Social Service

  • Community Engagement & Development Project

  • Healthy Lifestyles Pasefika Programme

  • Family Against Obesity / Pasefika Choice Project

  • Mobile Nursing Service

  • Well-child Service

  • Breast & Cervical Screening

  • Rheumatic Fever Campaign

  • Membership of the Central Pacific Collective

  • Capacity and Capability Development

We are particularly proud of the following achievements in

the last three years:

  • Pacific Touch tournament to bring people together around the healthy lifestyles messages

  • Mobile Nurse-led clinics as a better and more accessible way to provide services

  • Family Against Obesity / Pasefika choice has increased awareness and encouraged our people to take action

  • Hutt Valley DHB Community Services Award

  • First to be audited for Quality jointly by our funders

  • Preferred provider status with the Ministry of Social Development

  • Positive service evaluation and extension of funder contracts

  • Our innovative Faith-led Project has shown its value and has resulted in the Ministry of Health changing its funding parameters

  • Development of Governance through Board professional development with the Institute of Directors (funded by the Ministry of Social Development).

  • Our funding partners include: Hutt Valley DHB; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Social Development; and the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children. Over the next three years, we will deepen these partnerships and add new partnerships. We will develop our community relationships to attract greater levels of charitable donation and support. Consolidating our service offering will also allow us to develop partnerships with philanthropic organisations with an interest in progressing our vision for our Pasefika community in the Hutt Valley.

  • Our Board is made up of representatives from the main Pasefika groups in the Hutt Valley, co-opted representatives (e.g. representing Youth) plus independent directors as required to provide the skills and experience the Board requires. We will continue to develop our governance capability to take us forward and deliver on our purpose.

  • Our staff are passionate about our community and bring the skills and experience needed to deliver quality service. Over the next three years, we will continue to develop our service and leadership skills and invest in technology to assist staff in their work. Our current staffing is 11 (9FTE).

  • Over the next three years, we will consolidate the range of services we provide for our people. This is about filling current gaps in the services we offer and deepening our quality and evaluation processes. We will work with our partners to maximise the benefit to our people from available funding and ensure that the services we provide also meet this test.

  •  Staff, Board and Funders work together to achieve the value for our community


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Pacific Health Services Staff and Board
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Our Vision

“To LEAD the development and maintenance of a healthy Pacific Community in the Hutt Valley”

Our Mission

In order to achieve the above vision, Our mission is:

To be an effective and efficient Health Service that delivers professional and culturally relevant health care services to Pacific people in the Hutt Valley”


To achieve our mission and to realise our vision, PHS operation and service provision will be guided by the following values;


  • Professionalism We will run our Service and deliver our programmes according to professional standards and principles. Our people deserve the best.

  • Cultural relevance  We will use Pacific cultures and languages to ensure our people receives the best health services.

  • Participation  We will ensure fair representation of our communities in PHS and invite them to evaluate our performance as a community resource.

  • Quality  PHS will make sure that it is a quality organisation that provides quality services.

  • Respect PHS will respect the dignity and cultures of all people involved in its operation. It will ensure gaining the respect of all its key stakeholders including our Pacific communities.

  • Integrity  PHS will act with honesty and trust

  • Efficiency PHS will use its resources wisely to ensure it is an effective resource for the community.

  • Responsiveness PHS will continuously work hard to meet the health needs of Pacific people.

  • Collaboration  PHS will work with key stakeholders, other Pacific providers and the Pacific communities to ensure that its services and programmes are relevant and effective.

  • Service  PHS exists to serve the Pacific communities of the Hutt Valley.

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