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International drug expert visiting Wellington

Friday, 17 February 2017, 11:54 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

An international expert in cannabis and other drugs’ effects on the brain will be speaking in Wellington next week. More >>

Overwhelming response after theft from children’s ward

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 10:19 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

There has been an overwhelming public response to news that a PlayStation 4 was stolen from Wellington Regional Hospital’s children’s ward. More >>

Mental health review released

Friday, 27 January 2017, 9:21 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Work is underway on the eight recommendations made in an independent review of the care of five mental health clients involved in homicides. More >>

Fire in mental health unit at Wellington Regional Hospital

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 9:39 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A client set fire to a mattress in a bedroom at the Te Whare O Matairangi unit at Wellington Regional Hospital campus. More >>

Family violence screening among the highest in the country

Friday, 25 November 2016, 12:49 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A ‘back to basics’ approach at the Wellington Children’s Hospital has resulted in a leap in Capital & Coast DHB’s (CCDHB) family violence screening rates, which are now among the highest of any DHB around the country. More >>

Action plan to improve Pacific health and wellbeing

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 12:28 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Pacific peoples living throughout Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti will be better supported to live healthier and more independent lives through Capital & Coast DHB’s (CCDHB) new Pacific action plan – ‘Toe timata le upega’. More >>

People asked to remember that ED is for emergencies

Monday, 17 October 2016, 4:32 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast DHB is reminding the public that the Wellington Regional Hospital Emergency Department (ED) is for emergencies only, and that anyone with non-urgent injuries or illnesses should see their GP in the first instance. More >>

Local impact of junior doctors’ strike action

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 2:17 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Junior doctors who are members of the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) will go on strike from 7am on 18 October until 7am on20 October. More >>

Better support for the diabetes journey

Friday, 7 October 2016, 2:33 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A more collaborative approach to diabetes management by Capital & Coast DHB and General Practice (GP) teams over recent years – the Diabetes Care Improvement Package (DCIP) – is enabling GPs to help patients better manage their diabetes ... More >>

Guillain-Barrē Syndrome patient admitted in Wellington

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 1:33 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A male, in his sixties, was admitted to Wellington Regional Hospital on Tuesday afternoon with symptoms that have been confirmed as Guillain-Barrē Syndrome. More >>

Tele-stroke gives better access and faster treatment

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 10:39 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A regional initiative being led by Capital & Coast DHB is ensuring that stroke patients from around the lower North Island and upper South Island receive better access and faster treatment to reduce post-stroke disability and enjoy a higher level ... More >>

Fun-filled days that might just save a life

Monday, 5 September 2016, 11:36 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

More than 40 women from throughout Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti turned out for a free smear or breast check at Kenepuru Hospital this weekend – not to mention a day of family-friendly fun, music, food and giveaways. More >>

Full EUS service reducing pain and the need for surgery

Friday, 26 August 2016, 11:56 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Two highly-trained specialists and the latest in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) technology are enabling Capital & Coast DHB to detect some cancers earlier, reduce the need for surgery, minimise pain, and lower recovery times for many patients. More >>

Health Care Home practices easing access for patients

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 11:55 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Around 40,000 patients at four general practices will benefit from improved access options as Capital & Coast DHB and local PHOs – Compass Health, Cosine, Ora Toa and Well Health – roll out the new Health Care Homes model across the greater ... More >>

Just a few minutes could save you from a stroke

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 9:38 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Just a few minutes out of your day for a pulse check could save you from a stroke – that’s why Capital & Coast DHB is inviting people to come in and get their pulse checked at Wellington Regional Hospital tomorrow (28 July). More >>

Nurturing a homegrown nursing workforce

Friday, 22 July 2016, 10:23 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A new initiative to be piloted by Capital & Coast DHB will see nursing students benefit from a more comprehensive and collaborative learning experience, and become better prepared for their entry into the health care workforce. More >>

Local hospitals near full capacity

Monday, 4 July 2016, 3:44 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast DHB is encouraging people who are unwell or who have minor injuries to seek medical help from their GP in the first instance, as both Wellington Regional Hospital and Kenepuru Hospital are currently operating at or near full capacity. More >>

Picture perfect scans for mums and bubs

Friday, 24 June 2016, 3:59 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Women across the lower North Island and upper South Island now have free access to the latest in ultrasound technology, with Wellington Regional Hospital having this week installed two new maternal fetal medicine (MFM) ultrasound scanners. More >>

CCDHB helps kids get energized

Friday, 24 June 2016, 2:01 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Eating right and getting active is the name of the game at Rangikura School in Porirua, which has today become the latest school to enrol in Capital & Coast DHB’s new initiative to combat childhood obesity – Project Energize. More >>

CCDHB clarifies points in Ombudsman’s report

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 12:45 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast DHB today clarified a number of findings in the Chief Ombudsman’s latest COTA Report, in relation to the treatment of a client currently housed at the Tawhirimatea secure mental health unit in Porirua. More >>

 

 

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