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War on tooth decay in the Bay

Friday, 30 March 2018, 12:55 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Free dental care was provided in the Eastern Bay township of Taneatua recently in a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) exercise with the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) and Tuhoe iwi. More >>

Celebration for Bay Man Who Supported Many without a Voice

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:44 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A special birthday celebration was held at Tauranga Hospital recently marking the 90th birthday of local man Brian Albrecht and honouring his many years as a volunteer supporting people who’ve lost their voice. More >>

Health Warnings Lifted for Lake Ohakuri and Lake Maraetai

Friday, 23 March 2018, 10:44 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The health warnings issued earlier this month for Lake Ohakuri and Lake Maraetai have now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. More >>

Otumoetai pilot frontline mental health in school

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 2:57 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Otumoetai students have access to specialist mental health support at school as part of a health funded pilot focused on building children’s resilience and general wellbeing. More >>

Stroke sufferer walks out of hospital three days later

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 9:30 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A stroke sufferer who became the first Bay of Plenty man to undergo a ground-breaking procedure is welcoming in 2018 with a sense of gratitude and relief. More >>

Call for applicants for new Health Consumer Council

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 11:24 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Community-minded people are being asked to help shape healthcare services as a new Bay of Plenty Health Consumer Council is established. The council, being set up by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB), will look to members of the public ... More >>

Healthcare questions dish of the day at Tauranga Hospital

Friday, 29 December 2017, 3:06 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Encouragement for patients to ask questions about their care will now be served up alongside meals at Tauranga Hospital. More >>

Award-winning project aims to ‘stop wasting patients’ time’

Thursday, 28 December 2017, 4:23 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

‘Stop wasting our patients’ time’ is a mantra which has been adopted with award-winning commitment by staff at Tauranga Hospital. More >>

Toddlers take care of baby teeth to win oral health challeng

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 9:26 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A Western Bay Kohanga Reo has spread the good dental hygiene message to win a regional Te Wero Oranga-a-Waha (oral health challenge). More >>

Countdown fundraising effort nets nearly $100,000

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 2:24 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Sick Bay of Plenty children have been given a boost of nearly $100,000 thanks to the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal. More >>

Exercise tests multi-agency response to pandemic threat

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 12:05 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Testing the multi-agency response to a possible pandemic was the scenario enacted during an Emergo Train System (ETS) exercise at Tauranga Hospital. More >>

Organisations join forces to help jobseekers

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 3:05 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Helping Western Bay residents find and keep jobs while they work through health concerns is the goal behind a new partnership agreement. A Memorandum of Understanding between the Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation (WBoP PHO) and employment ... More >>

Choir ‘gives a little back’ with $1000 donation

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 10:45 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A special choir which helps people find their voices again has made a $1000 donation to a charity close to its heart. More >>

Tauranga Hospital Ward Reopens After Influenza Outbreak

Friday, 3 November 2017, 9:28 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Ward 2A (Kaupapa Ward) at Tauranga Hospital has reopened after an outbreak of influenza earlier this week. More >>

The Brainwave Singers Celebrate Parkinson's Awareness Week

Monday, 30 October 2017, 10:40 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Brainwave Singers is an initiative out of the BOPDHB was launched 7 years ago and has helped many people. The staff member who initiated the Brainwave Singers is Speech and Language Therapist Robin Matthews who is now completing his PhD into the effect ... More >>

Health prominence lifted for Western Bay’s urban development

Friday, 27 October 2017, 9:59 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Putting health to the fore when planning new urban developments is a significant outcome of a recently-signed agreement says one regional healthcare leader. More >>

Crafty Occupational Therapy

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 5:02 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

For Whakatāne woman Penny Gatenby craft is her passion. She has a craft room in her home and her hands are key tools. But earlier this year her life was turned upside down when out of the blue she lost feeling in both arms and that soon spread to her ... More >>

Better information gets patients back on their feet faster

Monday, 16 October 2017, 10:34 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Better information for Bay of Plenty patients about what to expect before, during and after total hip or knee replacements is helping them get back on their feet faster. More >>

Patients asked to vote for preferred communication method

Monday, 9 October 2017, 9:36 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Patients asked to vote for preferred communication method The main corridor at Tauranga Hospital was turned into a makeshift voting station recently, and it was nothing to do with the General Election. Patients were being asked to vote on their preferred ... More >>

Research to improve speech rehab for stroke patients

Friday, 6 October 2017, 8:49 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Tauranga Hospital is one of two New Zealand hospitals taking part in one of the largest Australasian clinical trials designed to improve language rehabilitation for people recovering from stroke. The Very Early Rehabilitation in Speech (VERSE) ... More >>

 

 

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