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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 >>

Crutches amnesty issued at Tauranga Hospital

Monday, 11 February 2019, 9:28 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Tauranga Hospital is running a crutches amnesty after spending $500 a week replacing those not returned by patients. More >>

Student mentors recognised with awards

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 9:57 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Those who teach and guide the next generation of healthcare professionals have been recognised for their hard work and dedication. More >>

Faster treatment, shorter stays Emergency Department goal

Friday, 11 January 2019, 4:23 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Tailoring patients to the most appropriate health professionals in the timeliest way is the thought-process behind a successful Whakatāne Hospital Emergency Department (ED) project. More >>

Have yourself a ‘mindful eating’ Christmas

Friday, 21 December 2018, 10:46 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation dietitian Hannah Keddell says if you focus on “mindful eating”, you needn’t feel guilty about enjoying Christmas treats. More >>

Prepare in advance to avoid unnecessary summer GP visits

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 5:12 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Prepare in advance is the message going out to the Eastern Bay of Plenty residents this Christmas and New Year. More >>

Tooth-conscious toddlers to win oral health challenge

Monday, 17 December 2018, 3:08 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Tooth-conscious toddlers ‘Whakārohia te Māngai, Whakārohia te Hauora’ to win oral health challenge More >>

Dramatic improvement in tamariki health indicator

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 9:55 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Manaakitanga, determination and teamwork are behind the dramatic improvement of a Māori health indicator which has led to a national target being met for the first time, says the head of BOPDHB Māori Health Gains and Development. More >>

 

 

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