We assist patients that qualify for National Travel Assistance through the Ministry of Health. This includes travel and accommodation requirements for patients that have appointments outside of the district and also patients that need to travel to their appointment here at Hauora Tairāwhiti.

There is an eligibility process, once approved for assistance, then the transport office can help.

Click here to download National Travel Assistance eligibility and entitlement criteria document

Patients bring their appointment letters in (if they are for a treating facility out of town) and patients who have attended an outpatients appointment at Hauora Tairāwhiti bring their proof of attendance to the Transport office. We issue petrol vouchers and help with travel and accommodation. We cannot assist with GP referred appointments or Emergency Room visits.

We also assist support people of patients and we also work closely with the Flight Team to bring home patients who have been discharged from other hospitals.

How to get in touch:

Phone: 06 8690500 extn 8129
Email: nta@tdh.org.nz
Or visit the Transport office near the Gisborne Hospital café.