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A significant shift for The Fono

As The Fono’s scope of services continues to expand, so too has the need for more office space. A convenient solution arose when offices next door came up for lease. Alterations were completed and The Fono’s Head Office and Henderson based social services teams have now shifted to Level 2, 6 Alderman Drive, Henderson. The Fono’s Chief Executive Officer, Tevita Funaki is now planning to develop the original site into a complete clinical hub.

CEO Tevita Funaki says it’s something that the Board and senior management have been considering for some time now.

“We were running out of space at Great North Road, and utilising our Blockhouse Bay site to house our Public Health team. We discovered that the space wasn’t ideal for them and we needed to move them back to Henderson.”

This was made possible with the shift of our Head Office staff and Henderson based social services teams.

Tevita says the office space was completely refurbished for The Fono so that we could optimise the space and allow for future growth.

However what Tevita is most excited about is the step towards the strategic view of fully converting the building at 411 into a complete clinical hub.

“Shifting here is significant in allowing that to happen,” he says.

“The plan is to expand not only the medical services but also dental and some specific services to wrap around the clinical services.”

“We are looking at establishing a Diabetes Centre that integrates our current Diabetes and Family Support services.”

Plans are also underway for a pharmacy to be installed in the newly vacated space at Blockhouse Bay, increasing the available services for our Blockhouse Bay patients.

“In the long run we want to ensure that there’s a dispensing pharmacy at all our sites, providing that direct support to our clinics.”

The CEO says The Fono staff are very excited about their new Head Office, “it’s a beautiful space, filled with lots of natural light and is a far cry from our original garage location.”

The new office was officially blessed on Monday 16 March 2018.

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