Bay of Plenty District Health Board - Latest News [Page 1]

Breastfeeding Friendly places increase across Bay of Plenty

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 11:29 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Opotiki’s Kapai Kai Café is leading the way in providing a supportive place for breastfeeding mums after becoming the first eatery in the town to achieve Breastfeeding Friendly accreditation from Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service. More >>

Risks of using potting mix or compost

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 10:13 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Bay of Plenty and Lakes residents are being reminded of the risks of potting mix and compost when gardening this Labour weekend and into the summer months. More >>

Cervical Screening Awareness Month - prompt for women

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 9:25 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Cervical Screening Awareness Month - prompt for women As part of Cervical Screening Awareness Month during September, Bay of Plenty and Lakes women are being encouraged to check that they are up to date with their regular smears. “A cervical smear ... More >>

Free flu immunisation ends soon

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 4:26 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

New Zealanders eligible for free influenza immunisation have only a short time left to be vaccinated before the Government-subsidised campaign ends for this year on August 31. Medical Officer of Health Jim Miller says our influenza season seems to ... More >>

Water fluoridation means 40% less tooth decay

Monday, 28 July 2014, 2:54 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Water fluoridation means 40% less tooth decay With water fluoridation in the news recently, Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service wants to ensure that Rotorua residents have reliable and credible information on water fluoridation. “Everyone benefits ... More >>

World Breastfeeding Week in the Bay

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:38 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

This year’s World Breastfeeding Week will see mothers and their babies across the Bay of Plenty gather for the Big Latch On events to help raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding. Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service recommends that mothers exclusively ... More >>

Woman Saved from Fire - Media Comment

Monday, 7 July 2014, 5:02 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The 77-year-old Papamoa woman who was saved from a house fire by a policeman (story below refers) over the weekend has issued a media statement. More >>

Radiotherapy cancer treatment one step closer for BoP

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 1:56 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Radiotherapy cancer treatment will come one step closer for Bay of Plenty patients when the new Kathleen Kilgour Cancer Centre (KKC) receives two state-of-the-art linear accelerators on Saturday 31 May. More >>

Anti-Smoking Stance Key to Lifelong Success

Friday, 23 May 2014, 11:48 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Anti-Smoking Stance Key to Lifelong Success A father’s advice to his son enabled him to travel the world playing rugby and to embark on a successful media career. So says former Maori All Black and television presenter Matua Parkinson in the lead-up ... More >>

First NZ patient to receive breakthrough heart device

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 3:17 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Clinicians based at Tauranga Hospital are amongst the first international experts to implant breakthrough technology which helps to prevent sudden cardiac death in those at risk, without denying access to fullbody MRI scanning in the future. ... More >>

Health warnings lifted for Lake Rotoehu and Lake Rotoiti

Friday, 2 May 2014, 12:03 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Health warnings lifted for Lake Rotoehu and Lake Rotoiti The algal bloom health warnings previously issued for Lake Rotoehu and for Okawa Bay and Okere Arm on Lake Rotoiti have been lifted. Medical Officer of Health, Dr Neil de Wet says “results ... More >>

Tauranga Hospital Celebrates Centenary

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 11:39 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Tauranga Hospital is 100 years old today. BOPDHB Chief Executive Officer Phil Cammish said the historic event was an opportunity to reflect on 100 years of innovation and excellence and look forward to an even brighter future. When the Inspector-General ... More >>

International acclaim for EBoP integrated community service

Sunday, 16 February 2014, 2:19 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Made possible by Minister Tony Ryall’s Better Sooner More Convenient initiative, the Te Whiringa Ora/Care Connections (TWO) service has been internationally recognised as an innovative integrated community service that engages clients and connects providers. ... More >>

Road traffic crashes within the Bay of Plenty region

Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 10:03 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Trauma remains a major health burden in the Bay of Plenty with over 1500 trauma related admissions to BOP hospitals seen in 2013. The injuries incurred can be devastating and life-changing. Ten per cent of these admissions have directly resulted in death ... More >>

Summer Students Help Progress Medical Research

Friday, 17 January 2014, 12:00 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Eight summer students are providing invaluable support to important medical research projects across the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Help Us Celebrate Tauranga Hospital’s Centenary

Friday, 10 January 2014, 4:09 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Memories, anecdotes, family stories and photographs are being sought to help tell the story of Tauranga Hospital’s first 100 years. On 6 March 2014, the hospital will celebrate its centenary and Bay of Plenty District Health Board CEO Phil Cammish ... More >>

Emergency Departments determined to reduce harm from alcohol

Friday, 20 December 2013, 4:23 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Excessive alcohol consumption causes immense harm to adults and children resulting in increasing presentations at emergency departments. But current data available from emergency department grossly underestimates the extent of the problem as most ... More >>

Health warning issued for Sullivan Lake in Whakatane

Friday, 29 November 2013, 12:19 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A health warning has been issued for Sullivan Lake in Whakatane as routine water test results have found blooms of blue-green algae which can be toxic. More >>

BoP Health Board First DHB to Claim National Award

Friday, 29 November 2013, 12:09 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The Bay Of Plenty District Health Board has become the first DHB to be recognised at New Zealand’s toughest and most prestigious performance excellence awards. More >>

Benefits of Rural Life Revealed

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 3:02 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Encouraging the next generation of rural health professionals is the goal of a ground-breaking project being run in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. More >>

 

 

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