Better Breathing Hawke's Bay - Pulmonary Long-Term Management Service

Better Breathing Hawke’s Bay Pulmonary and Heart Failure Rehabilitation

Better Breathing Hawke’s Bay provides a free, community-based service for people who have breathing difficulties caused by chronic lung disease or heart failure. The service is provided by a multidisciplinary team of health care and allied health care professionals.

Information for Patients

What does the programme involve?

One hour of education and one hour of supervised exercises twice a week for 8 weeks.

Check out this video introducing our rehab services. 

We help you to develop skills to manage your breathlessness and your health condition. You will receive input from Health Care Professionals from many different areas who can provide help with an exercise plan and provide you with the information you need to make the choices for your health care.

There are courses run in Hastings, Napier, Wairoa and Waipukurau. There is also a home-based option or online using Zoom.

What are the benefits?

  • Better understanding of your condition
  • Better understanding of treatment options
  • Improved symptom management
  • Improved quality of life
  • Enhanced self-management skills
  • Closer relationships with health professionals
  • Strategies to stay well

How do I join?

Your health care provider can make a referral to our team.  After you've been referred, a team member will meet with you and your whānau for an individual assessment to discuss the programme and how it could help you.

To read or download a flyer on our service click here.

Alternatively, you can phone us on 06 878 8109 ext. 5727 or 0800 673 845 ext. 5727 for any further information.

Information on how to refer

Detailed information on referring can be found on Health Pathways under ‘Pulmonary Rehabilitation Requests’

You can also access the Community Nursing Services Referral here.