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Cassandra Weaves Biggest-Ever Batch of Flax Bassinets

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 1:50 pm | Northland DHB

An experienced weaver of traditional Māori newborn bassinets has outdone herself and woven what may be the biggest batch yet. More >>

Whangarei Hospital Kitchen Being Renovated

Friday, 27 October 2017, 10:38 am | Northland DHB

From 30 October the kitchen at Whangarei Hospital will be closed for two weeks while the floor is completely re-sealed. More >>

Anaesthetists Counselling Patients on Surgery Risks

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 2:26 pm | Northland DHB

Most people recognise the role of anaesthetists as ‘knocking you out’ for surgery, but their responsibility extends far more widely than that. There remains a lack of awareness about what “sometimes invisible” anaesthetic clinicians are trained ... More >>

Excellent results in latest Tobacco Controlled Purchase

Friday, 6 October 2017, 2:20 pm | Northland DHB

Northland DHB Public Health staff are encouraged after two Controlled Purchase Operations (CPOs) at tobacco retailers this week. The CPOs saw underage volunteers aged 15 and 17 years attempt to purchase tobacco product from retailers throughout the Hokianga-Mid ... More >>

Viral-gastroenteritis outbreak within Whangarei Hospital

Friday, 15 September 2017, 1:41 pm | Northland DHB

The outbreak, likely norovirus, has affected 11 patients –who have been isolated to prevent other patients being infected. As a further precaution, the ward has been closed to new admissions and visiting is restricted and will only be allowed in exceptional ... More >>

Seeking Approval to Build Primary Care Facility in Kawakawa

Saturday, 26 August 2017, 7:54 pm | Northland DHB

Northland DHB Seeking Approval to Build a Primary Care Facility in Kawakawa ________________________________________ At this month’s meeting the Board approved the proposal to seek approval from the Ministry of Health and Capital Investment Committee to complete the construction ... More >>

12-Week Old Taonga Face of Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:54 am | Northland DHB

12-week old Taonga Peita is a very precious child who has a range of medical complications, spent two and a half weeks in Whangarei Hospital’s Specialist Care Baby Unit (SCBU) after he was born prematurely on May 16 this year, and continues to rely upon oxygen ... More >>

Hospice Kaipara – 25 Years Providing Palliative Care

Monday, 31 July 2017, 4:52 pm | Northland DHB

Hospice Kaipara – 25 Years Providing Palliative Care Hospice Kaipara celebrated their 25th anniversary of providing palliative care in the Kaipara with a function in the Dargaville Town Hall last Friday. Linda Newson of Te Kopuru, whose husband ... More >>

Kaitaia Hui on Suicide Solutions Starts Saturday

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 1:29 pm | Northland DHB

A hui near Kaitaia this weekend aims to improve local resilience against suicides of youth and other people. More >>

Second Chance At Life Thanks to Kidney Conversations

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:26 pm | Northland DHB

Second Chance At Life Thanks to Kidney Conversations It is essential for people suffering kidney failure to talk to their whānau and spread awareness that they will need a kidney donated to them at some point. Anybody in good health with two ... More >>

Elevated levels of PSP at Tapeka Point

Friday, 27 January 2017, 3:32 pm | Northland DHB

Northland District Health Board’s Health Protection Unit advise members of the public do NOT collect or consume shellfish from within the Bay of Islands. This warning follows sea water samples taken from Tapeka Point in the Bay of Islands showing the ... More >>

National Anaesthesia Day Success Stories

Friday, 14 October 2016, 11:41 am | Northland DHB

Monday October 17 is National Anaesthesia Day. Northland District Health Board is sharing stories of Northland patients who have benefited from regional anaesthesia during surgery plus insights from Anaesthetist Dr Fred Muller after 30 years of practice. More >>

Northland Immunisation Rate Poor

Friday, 15 July 2016, 12:03 pm | Northland DHB

Deciding not to immunise your baby is a choice that affects not only your child, but also their grandparents, their future children and the whole community. More >>

Northland DHB supports march against family violence

Monday, 16 May 2016, 5:17 pm | Northland DHB

Northland DHB is backing a march against violence being held in Whangarei on Sunday 22 May – part of a nationwide series of ‘March for Moko’ events prompted by the death of three-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri. More >>

Free wifi now available at Northland DHB sites

Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 8:53 am | Northland DHB

Northland DHB is making free wifi available to patients and visitors from Tuesday 1 March. More >>

Northland smokers told: “Beat the Price Increase!”

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 11:23 am | Northland DHB

Giving up smoking is consistently at the top of the list for New Year’s resolutions, and this year smokers have another incentive to quit: a scheduled tobacco tax increase takes effect from 1 January 2016, adding a further 10% to the price of cigarettes ... More >>

Stage one complete – Whangarei hospital emergency department

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 11:47 am | Northland DHB

This morning staff gathered at the new Whangarei Hospital emergency department (ED) triage area (assessment area) to bless the space before it opens for patients today. More >>

Kids Hospital Appeal prize winner comes from Whangarei

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 5:30 pm | Northland DHB

A shopper at the Countdown Whangarei store has won the major prize in the national Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal fundraising raffle - a Volkswagen Passat Wagon TSI R-Line worth $56,240. More >>

Horses Help People Become 'The Best Versions of Themselves'

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 10:23 am | Northland DHB

Horses are helping on the healing journey for some clients of the Northland DHB’s Tumanako mental health inpatient unit. More >>

Young baby has died from probable Meningococcal disease

Saturday, 10 October 2015, 11:37 am | Northland DHB

Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection that causes two very serious illnesses: meningitis (an infection of the membranes that cover the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning). More >>



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