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Record number of summer students complete research studies

Friday, 20 January 2017, 12:06 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A record number of students have provided invaluable support to medical research projects across the Bay of Plenty during their summer breaks. More >>

Santon Completion Ends $70 million Project Waka

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 9:58 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The completion of the work on the former Santon Building at Whakatāne Hospital will mark the end of the $70 million Project Waka redevelopment programme. More >>

New Cath Lab Means One-stop Care for Heart Patients

Friday, 13 January 2017, 10:32 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A new cardiology centre at Tauranga Hospital will provide care close to home in a one-stop-shop for heart patients. The Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory (Cath Lab) will take its first patient on the afternoon of Monday 16 January. The Cath Lab forms ... More >>

When, and when not to attend ED

Friday, 23 December 2016, 12:11 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) assess and treat patients who have serious injuries or illnesses. Over the Christmas/New Year period they are especially busy. Time is critical in an ED and patients are seen in the order of the seriousness of ... More >>

Shoppers Bring Joy to Hospitalised Children

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 1:59 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Local shoppers have helped bring some festive cheer to families of children in Tauranga Hospital’s Children’s Ward by donating mini Christmas hampers. More >>

Local Author Donates to Tauranga Hospital’s Children’s Ward

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 11:45 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Donating 40 of her books to Tauranga Hospital’s Children’s Ward is a dream come true says one local author. More >>

Bay of Plenty Doctor Awarded Prestigious Harkness Fellowship

Monday, 19 December 2016, 5:13 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A Bay of Plenty doctor will be spending a year in America studying the use of technology in rural healthcare after landing a prestigious research award. More >>

Your Local Pharmacy Can Help This Summer

Friday, 16 December 2016, 2:47 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

As the holiday season heats up, people are being reminded to pop into their local pharmacy for help on a broad range of medical issues. More >>

Monitoring starts for algae in Bay of Plenty

Monday, 12 December 2016, 9:46 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

As the summer temperatures begin to warm up swimming spots, monitoring has begun to help ensure safe recreational water use for all. Monitoring has started across the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts for signs of the potentially toxic algal blooms ... More >>

Record Fundraising Effort Helps Sick Bay Children

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:31 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Sick Bay of Plenty children have been given a boost of nearly $130,000 thanks to the annual Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal. More >>

Singer Silenced by Stroke Regains Voice after Six Years

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 11:31 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A gifted singer who was locked in silence for six years after suffering a stroke has found her voice again with the help of a special choir. More >>

James Rolleston Update

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 9:20 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

James Rolleston was transferred to Waikato Hospital from Tauranga Hospital yesterday afternoon. He is in a stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit. The family would like to thank all the well wishers who have sent so many messages of love and support, ... More >>

Influenza has arrived – immunise now

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 12:19 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Local residents are being urged to get immunised as influenza activity increases in the region. More >>

Health warning issued for Lake Rotoehu

Friday, 18 March 2016, 5:00 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

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. “The health warning means that people should avoid any activity ... More >>

Parents urged to protect their girls from cervical cancer

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 10:19 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Parents across the Bay of Plenty are being urged to ensure their daughter is protected from cervical cancer by taking advantage of the free HPV immunisations being offered at school. Year 8 girls at participating schools are being offered free immunisations ... More >>

Fluoridation to be reintroduced in Whakatane and Ohope

Friday, 12 February 2016, 3:39 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Water fluoridation will be reintroduced for the Whakatane and Ohope communities now that Whakatane District Council has revoked last month’s decision to discontinue fluoridation for these areas. More >>

District Health Board support for water fluoridation

Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 2:48 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s CEO Helen Mason said she is disappointed with the Whakatane District Council’s recent decision to discontinue water fluoridation. More >>

Announcement of new CEO at BOPDHB

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 12:22 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The Chair of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) Sally Webb has announced the appointment of Helen Mason to the role of CEO of the organisation. More >>

Cross sector approach needed for Māori health says expert

Monday, 30 November 2015, 9:55 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Acclaimed Māori health expert Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie has issued a rallying call for cross-sector collaboration to drive future Māori heath gains. More >>

Protect yourself from Legionnaires’ disease

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 9:50 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Labour Weekend is a popular time to get back in the garden, pull out the weeds you’ve been avoiding all winter, and plant veggies to enjoy over the warmer months. While gardening at this time of the year is enjoyed by many, it’s also important to keep ... More >>

 

 

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