Capital and Coast District Health Board - Latest News [Page 1]

Vascular service makes appointments convenient and greener

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 3:10 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Better use of technology is making hospital appointments more convenient for hundreds of patients and helping to reduce carbon emissions. More >>

Education units support future workforce

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 11:36 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Nursing students are receiving enhanced training and support through the latest Dedicated Education Units (DEUs) at Wellington Regional Hospital and the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS). More >>

Electronic equipment diverted from landfill to new homes

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 11:23 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A new partnership with a charitable trust will see more than 1000 unneeded electronic items diverted from landfill each year – many being repurposed for worthy organisations in our communities. More >>

CCDHB hit by phishing scam

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 3:46 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A Capital & Coast DHB staff member has fallen victim to an email phishing scam that has seen thousands of emails sent from their address to email addresses across New Zealand and internationally. More >>

New children’s hospital starts to take shape

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 11:17 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast DHB and Minister of Health Dr David Clark have marked the beginning of the steel-framing work for the new children’s hospital in Wellington. More >>

Small change to IV lines yields big results

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 10:03 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

An innovative change to intravenous drip lines has seen rates of phlebitis – vein inflammation – in cardiology patients drop by almost half. More >>

Masters research to benefit addictions clients

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 10:32 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Recently completed research projects are hoped to benefit treatment and outcomes for Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) users. More >>

Children garden their way to a healthier diet

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 10:59 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A new project that gives local children hands-on experience in growing, cooking and eating more fruit and vegetables has the potential to help slow obesity and prevent diseases. More >>

Diabetes patients reaping the benefits from changes in care

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 10:48 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Patients are at less risk of potentially dangerous events and have an improved chance of better outcomes thanks to improvements in diabetes care. More >>

Moves to reduce shrinking carbon footprint even further

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 12:28 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Ongoing sustainability efforts to reduce carbon emissions by nearly 1000 tonnes annually since 2013 have seen Capital & Coast DHB receive a Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS) programme certificate. More >>

Improved access to urgent healthcare for Kāpiti

Monday, 1 July 2019, 12:47 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Some Kāpiti residents requiring emergency ambulance care and a possible trip to Wellington Hospital now have a treatment option closer to home. Thanks to a joint partnership between local general practice teams, the Kāpiti Health Advisory Group, ... More >>

New online resources removing mental health barriers

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 10:54 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A new set of online resources is demystifying mental health treatment and options for young people and their families. More >>

Volunteers an important part of patient, visitor wellbeing

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 10:18 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Each year hundreds of volunteers donate their time and roll up their sleeves to make a difference for patients, visitors and staff across Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti. More >>

DHB extends amnesty for borrowed medical equipment

Monday, 10 June 2019, 11:16 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast DHB has extended its medical equipment amnesty, and is strongly calling for people to return any borrowed items that they no longer need. More >>

Saving lives, saving the planet

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 11:15 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

As well as saving lives, one of the busiest intensive care units in the country is doing its bit to save the planet. More >>

Better care for Pacific families in homes and the community

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 10:50 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A new nursing service is strengthening the support available for Porirua’s Pacific families and ensuring they can access health services in their home. More >>

Amnesty: DHB urges return of overdue medical equipment

Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:56 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast DHB is asking people to return any items of medical equipment they have borrowed but no longer need. More >>

Newborn hearing screening turns 10

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 1:26 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Little Indie Addy recently joined the thousands of newborns to have their hearing screened in Wellington each year. More >>

Cancer patients benefitting from extra testing

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:59 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Additional testing is helping ensure that almost 1800 cancer patients per year are receiving safe and appropriate radiation doses during radiation oncology treatment. More >>

Just a little off the top…

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 10:51 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

People receiving mental health support are buzzing about the free haircuts being provided by local student barbers and hairdressers. More >>

 

 

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