Karitane empowers families by providing parenting education, support and guidance in a relaxed environment for families with children from newborn to 5 years. Child and Family Health Nurses work in partnership with each family to assist them in identifying and achieving their goals. Access is easier than ever for families, parents can self-refer here.
Karitane CEO, Grainne O’Loughlin “We are excited to be bringing Karitane to the community and are looking forward to continuing the strong collaboration with the integrated care team and HNELHD to support families along their parenting journey during this critical time of a child’s development.”
“Karitane has been collaborating to develop and deliver integrated, accessible, place-based services in local communities since early 2018. Our integrated care hubs (ICH) offer families early intervention and accessible and convenient care, and have demonstrated reduced need for admissions to more intensive support, such as residential stays.”
Hunter New England Local Health District’s First Steps Parenting Service Manager, Martine Ward “Our service is extremely excited to have Karitane providing complementary services in our region. In the past there have been limited options for parents in Greater Newcastle who are seeking the parenting support they require, however, now with the introduction of Karitane’s services working collaboratively with our First Steps Service, parents can feel confident the support they require is available to them”.
The My Community Pharmacy business model brings first-class healthcare services together in one destination and Karitane are an ideal addition to our integrated healthcare hub. Owner and Pharmacist John Jones “At My CP we are all about making a difference in people lives,” said John, “and we look forward to seeing Karitane empower local families with valuable and practical parenting help.”
A celebration for the official opening of Karitane at Shortland will be held Thursday 26th November from 10am - 11am, with guests including Karitane CEO and representatives from Hunter New England Local Health District.
The collaboration was also featured on the Channel 9 NBN Television news, view here.
The story was also featured on ABC radio, listen here. (Select November 26th, 9am bulletin, coverage begins a 3m 15s.)