The Pohutukawa Clinic is a team of doctors and nurses with specialist training in sexual assault care and forensic medicine. All of our team have been trained in sexual assault care and forensic medicine by the national organisation, Medical Sexual Assault Clinicians Aotearoa (MEDSAC)(external link).
The name Pohutukawa was gifted by a representative of our Tangata Whenua (Ngati Whatua) through Auckland Healthcare.
The Pohutukawa tree symbolizes all-encompassing sturdiness, protection and nurturing, gaining strength via its roots from the Whenua (land), no matter how precarious and barren the sit may be where it stands.
Just as the tree provides sustenance and shelter to all manner of bird life regardless of their status, so the service nurtures all clients and recognizes each individual’s right to settle and see shelter in its branches.
We are committed to providing the highest quality health service that is sensitive, accessible and acknowledges social and cultural diversity.