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Toxic shellfish poisoning strikes the Bay again

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 1:09 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

In the past 24 hours, reports of six people suffering from toxic shellfish poisoning have been received by the Medical Officer of Health. Each person affected had eaten shellfish collected from the coastline which has a current health warning. More >>

Measles alert in Rotorua

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 3:36 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service (Toi Te Ora) advises that people who visited the following locations on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 April 2014 may have been exposed to measles: Skyline Gondola ride between 11am and 2.15pm on 19 April 2014 • Skyline ... More >>

Tauranga Hospital Implements International Care Programme

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 3:09 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Tauranga Hospital nurses are spending thousands more hours on direct patient care after becoming New Zealand’s first hospital to fully implement an internationally-acclaimed productivity and care improvement programme. More >>

Push to stop sore throats hurting hearts

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 1:23 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Listen out for a hard hitting message from New Zealand kids to their parents and caregivers. Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service will be spreading the children’s message on local radio and newspapers throughout the Bay of Plenty from April to ... More >>

Health warning issued for Lake Rotoehu

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 3:31 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

A health warning has been issued for Lake Rotoehu as routine monitoring results provided by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have confirmed a bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae. More >>

Health warning issued for Okawa Bay, Lake Rotoiti

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 9:48 am | Bay Of Plenty DHB

A health warning has been issued for Okawa Bay on Lake Rotoiti as routine monitoring results provided by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have confirmed blooms of blue-green algae which are potentially toxic. More >>

Potentially toxic algae found in Whakatane River

Friday, 21 February 2014, 1:20 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Routine monitoring by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council has identified potentially toxic algal mats covering the bed of the Whakatane River, near Ruatoki Bridge in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The local council has placed warning signs at the area ... More >>

Graduate Nurses to Help Bay’s High Needs Practices

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 1:35 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

A graduate nurse who this week takes up a role under a Ministry of Health initiative says she has a very special reason to put her heart and soul into her new job. More >>

Protect you and your family from measles

Monday, 6 January 2014, 2:48 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

The number of confirmed cases of measles in the Taupo/Turangi area remains at 10 and public health authorities continue to work to identify people who may have been in contact with those affected. More >>

Toxic shellfish warning revised

Friday, 20 December 2013, 3:36 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Regular shellfish monitoring along the coast has seen Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) levels fall in part of the Eastern Bay of Plenty. “There is now no PSP concern from Whakatane Heads eastwards. However, the current warning remains in place from ... More >>

Reports Focus on Continuing Patient Safety Improvement Gains

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 3:25 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Two reports focused on further improving patient safety and care in the Bay of Plenty are released today. The Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s (BOPDHB) first Quality Account is published on the same day as the annual Health Quality & Safety Commission’s ... More >>

DHB Tops Helping Smokers to Quit Table

Tuesday, 1 October 2013, 4:14 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Helping smokers quit is all in a day’s work for local healthcare staff who have ensured this region leads New Zealand’s DHBs in a national health target. More >>

Kai @ the Right Price comes to Opotiki

Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 1:45 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

People can now access affordable, quality fruit and vegetable packs from Garden Fresh, Opotiki. Starting from Monday, May 6th, Garden Fresh will take ‘Kai @ the Right Price’ orders from customers throughout the week for pick up on Thursdays. More >>

April Falls Campaign in Tauranga and Whakatane Hospitals

Monday, 8 April 2013, 5:00 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Injury resulting from falls is a common problem that can have serious consequences, ranging from minor wounds through to loss of independence or death. More >>

Toxic shellfish along parts of the Bay of Plenty coast

Wednesday, 27 March 2013, 1:07 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Bay of Plenty residents and visitors need to continue to be aware of the risk of paralytic shellfish toxin poisoning. “Levels of toxin found in shellfish along parts of the Bay of Plenty coastline remain high. Shellfish in the affected area ... More >>

YouTube video shows patient undergoing heart treatment

Tuesday, 12 February 2013, 10:51 am | Bay Of Plenty DHB

A new video lets the public see first-hand what a patient experiences during an innovative heart treatment. The video, currently posted on YouTube, follows heart patient Peter Joyce through his journey of having a Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) performed ... More >>

Huge step towards skilled endoscopy workforce

Monday, 4 February 2013, 11:26 am | Bay Of Plenty DHB

A brand new knowledge, skills and competency framework has been developed in a bid to bring consistency to endoscopy nursing throughout the country. More >>

Bay of Plenty Crash Hotspot Identified

Thursday, 17 January 2013, 11:12 am | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Trauma is a major health burden in New Zealand, as it is around the world. Approximately 2500 New Zealanders die per year as a result of trauma and approximately 25,000 require hospital care for their injuries. Trauma is the leading cause of death between the ... More >>

Whakatane Hospital ranked top among 25 institutions

Friday, 21 December 2012, 3:24 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

The Health Round Table, an independent body set up to look at quality of health care in Australasia, has recently reported outcomes for trauma and orthopaedics. Two of the outcomes measured were the number of days patients stay in hospital after surgery ... More >>

Further paralytic shellfish poisoning cases reported

Thursday, 20 December 2012, 5:15 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

The number of people affected by paralytic shellfish poisoning toxin has increased by seven since Tuesday. In total, 27 people have been poisoned by eating shellfish collected from the Bay of Plenty coastline. More >>

 

 

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