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Latest Controlled Purchase Operation a disappointing result

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 4:21 pm | Northland DHB

A recent Controlled Purchase Operation conducted at licensed premises throughout Whangarei by Northland DHB, NZ Police and Whangarei District Council staff are disappointed at the result. The operation saw underage volunteers, aged 16 and 17 years, attempting ... More >>

Public Health Hazards When There Is Elevated Bacteria Levels

Monday, 19 February 2018, 4:28 pm | Northland DHB

Heavy rain events have caused bacteria contamination of popular swimming and seafood gathering locations in Northland. More >>

Northland DHB On Its Way Toward Sustainability Goal

Friday, 16 February 2018, 10:11 am | Northland DHB

DHB On Its Way Toward Sustainability Goal ______________________________________________________________________________ Northland DHB's Carbon Footprint and Year Overview 2016-17 report has captured a number of successes, the most significant being a nine percent reduction in the organisation's ... More >>

Treatment Close to Home for Bile and Pancreas Patients

Friday, 26 January 2018, 1:37 pm | Northland DHB

Whangarei Hospital is now able to offer a form of advanced endoscopy procedure for patients to help relieve obstruction in the ducts connecting the gallbladder and liver with the bowel, saving patient trips to Auckland. Bile obstruction could be ... More >>

Cost of Smoking Going Up – Cost of Quitting - FREE

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 2:15 pm | Northland DHB

Every year thousands of kiwis escape their working lives for a few weeks for a summer holiday – epitomised by journeys to the beach, families and feasting, and of course the time-honoured tradition of New Year’s resolutions. Stopping smoking is consistently ... More >>

Shellfish Biotoxin - Warning Extends into Hokianga Harbour

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 4:42 pm | Northland DHB

Last week Northland District Health Board, Public Health Unit advised the public NOT to collect or eat shellfish from the Northland west coast. This warning is now extended to include the Hokianga Harbour through to Tauroa Reef Point. More >>

Marine Biotoxin in Shellfish – Northland West Coast

Friday, 1 December 2017, 9:00 pm | Northland DHB

Northland District Health Board, Public Health Unit advises the public NOT to collect or eat shellfish from the Northland west coast area between from Lower Kina Road south of Oakura northward to the Hokianga Harbour mouth. At this stage this warning ... More >>

Countdown Kids Appeal - $112,000 for Child Health Care

Friday, 1 December 2017, 4:23 pm | Northland DHB

The Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal has wrapped up for 2017 with the handover of $112,158 to Northland District Health Board Child Health Services. More >>

Confirmed cases of Mumps and Pertussis in Northland

Monday, 27 November 2017, 4:08 pm | Northland DHB

Confirmed cases of Mumps and Pertussis in Northland Northland DHB are appealing to Northland parents to ensure their family is up to date with Immunisations after confirmed cases of Mumps and Pertussis (Whooping Cough) in the region. Confirmed ... More >>

Retiring Hospital Scientist on Three Decades of Changes

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 1:52 pm | Northland DHB

Former Kaitaia Hospital Laboratory Charge Alan Simkins has retired nineteen years to the day after he began working in the lab. More >>

Life Made Easier For Patients Thanks To Renal Fund

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 1:49 pm | Northland DHB

The Contact Energy Renal Fund continues to support Northland dialysis patients by funding applications of up to $1000 towards items that would improve their quality of life on home dialysis. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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