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Make a real difference in someone’s life

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 2:44 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Donating an organ after you die is one of the greatest contributions you can make toward transforming – if not saving – another person’s life. More >>

Taking the fight against rheumatic fever into the community

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:05 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Porirua parents can now get their children’s sore throats checked and treated at any time throughout the year, free of charge and without an appointment. More >>

Forum to improve outcomes for people with disabilities

Friday, 13 May 2016, 3:00 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Experts and community members will come together next month to share experiences and knowledge, and discuss how to further improve the quality of health services for people with disabilities in the greater Wellington region. More >>

DHB initiates legal proceedings regarding hospital plumbing

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 4:35 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast District Health Board (DHB) has initiated legal proceedings in the High Court in relation to the pinhole leaks discovered in the plumbing at Wellington Regional Hospital. More >>

Relax and take an online tour of our maternity services

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 11:14 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A new initiative means expectant parents can now relax at home while taking an online tour of Capital & Coast District Health Board’s birthing facilities. More >>

New Zealand’s first youth forensic unit officially opened

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 12:50 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast District Health Board today opened New Zealand’s first forensic inpatient mental health secure service (Nga Taiohi – Our Youth) for young people. CCDHB Chair Dr Virginia Hope said this is a dedicated secure facility providing services ... More >>

Modernised school dental service launches

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 1:03 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

The final stage of a multimillion makeover of the school dental service in Wellington, Kapiti and Hutt Valley launches today. More >>

Easier access to GP Teams to keep hospital admissions down

Monday, 7 December 2015, 12:00 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Fewer hospital admissions, as a result of easier access to GP teams providing a wider range of services is one of the goals of the new Health Care Homes programme being rolled out in GP practices in Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti over the coming ... More >>

ED and Women’s Refuge team up to take on domestic violence

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:15 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Wellington Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) now has 24/7 support for victims of domestic violence, thanks to a new partnership with Wellington Women’s Refuge. In ED all women over the age of 16 are screened for domestic violence and ... More >>

Wanted: Hospital equipment

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 4:37 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Each year over $130,000 of equipment is walked, carried or wheeled from Capital & Coast District Health Board never to be returned. More >>

Capital & Coast and DHB to roll out Health Care Homes

Monday, 21 September 2015, 1:46 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Improved access and a greater focus on managing patients with long-term conditions in the community, is all part of a pilot programme being launched Capital & Coast District Health Board, says Board Chair Dr Virginia Hope. More >>

Capital & Coast DHB to double its MRI capacity

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 9:54 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast DHB has approved the purchase of a second MRI scanner, which will more than double the number of patients seen a week by the end of next year, Board Chair Dr Virginia Hope says. More >>

The best start B4 School

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 12:17 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

One free assessment was all it took for Cannons Creek mother Tiata Robati to learn that her twins may have vision or hearing problems that could affect their performance in school. More >>

Wellington Hospital raises a cup to HOSPI

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 2:27 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Wellington Hospital has taken another step towards environmental sustainability by introducing a biodegradable alternative for the 1.3 million polystyrene cups patients, staff, and visitors consume each year. Between 110,000 – 130,000 cups are consumed ... More >>

Home is where the heart is

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:25 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A mother is grateful for the help she received to keep her family warm and well over winter after one of her sons was diagnosed with rheumatic fever. Mel Aspinall lives in a Johnsonville rental property with her husband and four children. Last ... More >>

Hospitals operating near full capacity

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 9:28 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

People who are unwell or have minor injuries are being encouraged to seek medical help from their GP, as Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals are operating at or near full capacity. “Staff are working around the clock to provide high-quality care ... More >>

From patient to volunteer for hospital’s new help desk

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 12:45 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Usually Johnsonville resident Valerie Smith attends her twice weekly appointments at Kenepuru Hospital as a patient, but for the next two months it will be as a volunteer as well, helping other people with disabilities use our health services. More >>

Health target results – Faster ED care for Wellingtonians

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 11:50 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Health target results – Faster ED care for Wellingtonians Nearly 500 more people were admitted, discharged or transferred within six hours of presenting to Wellington Hospital’s emergency department between January and March this year, an increase ... More >>

Capital & Coast DHB chief executive appointment

Monday, 25 May 2015, 11:45 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast DHB Board Chair Dr Virginia Hope said the Board has taken a fresh and independent look at what skills it needed going forward and Mrs Chin was chosen from a large field of high quality candidates. More >>

New laboratory service for lower North Island

Friday, 24 April 2015, 4:11 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

The lower North Island will have a new integrated community and hospital laboratory service from 1 November. The new service will see laboratory equipment upgraded in the region which will improve patient experiences, turnaround times, and access to ... More >>

   

 

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