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Ensure you and your family are protected from measles

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 2:17 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A serious measles outbreak in Auckland has prompted the local Medical Officer of Health for the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts to urge local residents to check that they are up to date with their MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) immunisation ... More >>

High patient numbers at Whakatāne Hospital’s ER

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 5:00 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Whakatāne Hospital Emergency Department has experienced ‘significant spikes’ in patient attendances in recent weeks with multiple 100-plus days. “We’ve had some significant spikes in attendances recently where we have experienced a number ... More >>

Newborn hearing screeners celebrate 10 year anniversary

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 8:41 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A team of healthcare workers who provide a vital screening service for tamariki is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. The Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) Newborn Hearing Screening service of 5 screeners and one administration person has ... More >>

Latest technology frees up healthcare professionals’ time

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 10:45 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Technology, in the form of an automated tablet-counting machine, is helping speed up a traditional task and free up more time for patients say healthcare professionals. More >>

Cardiologist hails team effort in Pacific trip

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 8:27 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

‘Challenging but rewarding’ is how a senior cardiologist describes a recent volunteer trip to Fiji. More >>

Taonga gifted recognising staff cultural care in ICU

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 7:53 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Thomas Mitai is lucky to be alive and he’s grateful. In February the prominent and talented singer, kapa haka performer, film maker, member of Ringatū church and manager of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi Tech Pā Studio was on his way to work ... More >>

Urologist completes prestigious visiting professorship

Monday, 27 May 2019, 9:39 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A high profile Tauranga urologist has just returned from a prestigious visiting professorship in America and also recently picked up three international awards. More >>

Measles in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes – Update #8

Friday, 3 May 2019, 2:15 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Since yesterday’s report, there have been no additional cases of measles confirmed in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts. The total number of confirmed measles cases since the start of April remains at seventeen. More >>

Measles in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes – Update #7

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 12:20 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Since yesterday’s report, a further three cases of measles have been confirmed in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts, bringing the total number of confirmed measles cases to seventeen since the start of April. Each of the three new cases ... More >>

Measles in the Bay of Plenty – Update #5

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 10:13 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Since last week’s report, a further two cases of measles have been confirmed in the Bay of Plenty, bringing the total number of confirmed measles cases over the past month to twelve. “The first of the new cases was known to have had contact ... More >>

Measles in the Bay of Plenty – Update #4

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 9:28 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Since last week’s report, a further four cases of measles have been confirmed in the Bay of Plenty, bringing the total number of measles reported over the past month to ten. “The most recent cases are known to be linked to the earlier reported ... More >>

Measles in the Bay of Plenty – Update #3

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 12:17 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

There have now been six cases of measles reported in the Bay of Plenty region in the past month. More >>

New clinic brings better support for people taking meds

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 10:34 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Helping elderly patients who take multiple medications stay safe and well is the aim of a new outpatients clinic at Tauranga Hospital. For many older New Zealanders, polypharmacy (taking multiple medications for multiple conditions) is common. 35% ... More >>

Measles in the Bay of Plenty – Update #2

Friday, 12 April 2019, 4:31 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

There have now been five cases of measles in the Bay of Plenty region in the past month. “This most recent case does not appear to be linked to the group of cases related to the Mount Maunganui area,” says Dr Jim Miller, Medical Officer of Health ... More >>

Rural health programme receives student award

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 3:03 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A Whakatane-based programme aimed at increasing the recruitment of rural health professionals has received recognition for its outstanding work. The Rural Health Interprofessional Programme (RHIP) has been awarded the Best Clinical Placement Award ... More >>

Free blood pressure check could help guard against stroke

Monday, 18 March 2019, 9:19 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

When did you last get your blood pressure checked? Did you know that regular blood pressure checks are the best defence against strokes? More >>

Green light given for recreational use of Waihī Estuary

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 10:39 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

One of two health warnings issued for Waihī Estuary at Pukehina (Little Waihī), has now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. More >>

Syphilis is on the increase - know how to stay safe

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 2:41 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

An increase in the number of syphilis cases across New Zealand, and including the Bay of Plenty, has prompted a sexual health expert to call for people to know what they can do to stay safe and when to be tested. More >>

Wanted Down Under television show doctor returns to Tauranga

Monday, 25 February 2019, 9:27 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

“We love New Zealand and I can’t see us going back to England now,” says paediatrician Dr Angus Goodson after starting work at Tauranga Hospital this month. Dr Goodson and his family took part in BBC television show Wanted Down Under nearly three years ... More >>

Bay of Plenty schools and parents helping to prevent cancer

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 9:28 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

All Year 8 children can receive free immunisations at participating schools to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus that can lead to several types of cancer. More >>

 

 

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