is this youIS THIS YOU? DIOXIN-EXPOSED PERSONS’ HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICE

DID YOU LIVE, WORK OR GO TO SCHOOL NEAR THE FORMER IVON WATKINS DOW FACTORY IN PARITUTU, NEW PLYMOUTH BETWEEN 1962 AND 1987?

Eligibility Criteria:

You may be eligible for a free wellness check and other health support services if you lived or worked within 1,200 metres to the north, east or south of the former Ivon Watkins Dow factory in Paritutu, New Plymouth between 1962 and 1987. Eligibility forms are available at all District Councils, Libraries, Doctors’ Surgeries and on this website. You will need to have your completed form verified by a Justice of the Peace, before sending it to the Ministry of Health. The form will be assessed by the Ministry of Health eligibility panel (this will take approximately four weeks). If approved you will be notified by mail and this letter will direct you to see your GP for a free annual wellness check. From there you may be referred to other health services. You are eligible for this service if you:

  • lived, worked, or went to school in the area shown below between 1962 and 1987
  • lived in Paritutu for at least one year between 1962 and 1969 or five years between 1970 and 1987
  • worked at IWD for at least six months between 1962 and 1987
  • worked at New Plymouth Power Station, Port Taranaki or elsewhere in Paritutu for at least one year between 1962 and 1969 or five years between 1970 and 1987
  • lived at the power station workers’ camp, to the north of the former Ivon Watkins Dow Factory, for at least six months between 1969 and 1974
  • attended Moturoa Primary School for at least one year between 1962 and 1969 or five years between 1970 and 1987

For more information about eligibility or any other enquiries call the Ministry of Health: 0800 288 588 or visit the Ministry of Health website http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/dioxins-healthsupportprogramme-supportservice

Street Map:

map

Eligibile Streets

Blyde Road
Breakwater Road
(from Normas Way
to the west end of
the road), Bridger
Lane
Buckland Place
Catherine Crescent
Centennial Drive
(from Ngamotu
Road to Rangitake
Drive)
Crownhill Street
Darwin Crescent
Eton Place
Findlay Street
Hakirau Street
Harbour Street
Herekawe Drive
Hobart Drive
Hutchen Place
Lydford Place
Marama Crescent
Maui Place
Melrose Street
Moturoa Street
Mt View Place
Naumai Place
Newton King Street
Ngamotu Road
Norton Place
Norwich Avenue
Paritutu Road
Parris Street
Pioneer Road
Pomare Place
Port View Crescent
Rangitake Drive
Rawinia Street
Renown Place
Rosendale Avenue
Rospeath Crescent
Scott Street
Seacombe Terrace
Simons Street
South Road (west
or north side of
the road only from
Squire Place to
Severn Place)
Tahurangi Place
Tay Street
Tohora Place
Tohu Place
Tumai Street
Weston Street
Wharf Street

For more information, including eligibility forms please visit the Ministry of Health website http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/dioxins-healthsupportprogramme-supportservice or call the Ministry of Health: 0800 288 588.

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Last updated: Thursday, July 29, 2010

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