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Scanner brings world leading CT capabilities to Northland

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 12:14 pm | Northland District Health Board

Reducing wait times and providing a wider range of scans are just two of the benefits Northlanders will experience with the arrival of the new GE Revolution CT Scanner at Whangarei Hospital this month. More >>

Go Spotty For Melanoma Awareness

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 9:39 am | Northland District Health Board

Northland has one of the highest incidence rates of melanoma in the world and, with March being Melanoma Awareness month, now is a good time to get your spots checked, says a local general surgeon and consultant. More >>

From Cook Islands ED to Whangarei

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 2:46 pm | Northland District Health Board

Switching from a five-bed emergency department to a 27 was an eye-opener for a Rarotongan doctor and registered nurse duo who recently spent two weeks working at Whangarei Hospital. More >>

Kids Preaching Nude Foods to Parents

Friday, 13 March 2015, 1:48 pm | Northland District Health Board

Sara Hamilton has been preaching to her kids about healthy eating for years but it just kept falling on deaf ears. The peer pressure back at school was such that only packaged food was cool. More >>

The publicly funded influenza vaccine delayed

Sunday, 8 March 2015, 10:49 am | Northland District Health Board

In an attempt to have a more effective vaccine for New Zealand, changes have had to be made to the vaccine components which has caused a delay of around three weeks in vaccine availability. The publicly funded influenza vaccine will be available ... More >>

Farewell to Northland Pioneer Doctor

Friday, 20 February 2015, 4:46 pm | Northland District Health Board

He’s the man responsible for introducing the ‘Grommet Blitz’ to Northland and much more but today the well-respected Northland ear, nose and throat surgeon was farewelled for a joint retirement with anaesthetist wife Sue. More >>

Shocking Results in Controlled Purchase Operation

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 4:25 pm | Northland District Health Board

A Controlled Purchase Operation at off-licensed premises in Whangarei has shocked NZ Police and Northland DHB staff who conducted it. More >>

Future proofing decision made

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 9:46 am | Northland District Health Board

Planning for future expansion will cause a slight delay in the completion of Whangarei’s new maternity services building. More >>

Northland Youth to Showcase Art Skills

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 11:24 am | Northland District Health Board

Northland youth will have an opportunity to showcase their creative skills this month at the Common Room Graffiti Art Competition. More >>

STI Vaccine for Year Eight Girls Campaign

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 9:41 am | Northland District Health Board

A campaign has been launched this week enlightening parents and caregivers of Year Eight girls to the benefits of having a vaccine preventing a sexually transmitted infection which can lead to cancer. More >>

Controlled Purchase Operation brings encouraging results

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 12:00 pm | Northland District Health Board

A Controlled Purchase Operation (CPO) was conducted by Northland Police and Northland District Health Board over the weekend. The operation audited 16 Off-Licensed premises in the eastern beach locations from Oakura in the north to Waipu in the south. More >>

Northland Smokers Told: “Beat The Price Increase!”

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 1:21 pm | Northland District Health Board

Every year, thousands of Kiwis escape their working lives 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. Giving up smoking is consistently at the top ... More >>

It’s about caring, not just counting

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 1:51 pm | Northland District Health Board

The new integrated patient safety software system DATIX went live across Northland DHB this morning. More >>

White Ribbon Campaign well-supported

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 1:43 pm | Northland District Health Board

Whangarei police attend around 60 call-outs a week due to domestic violence in the area and that number is expected to rise around Christmas time. More >>

Patient Experience Survey

Monday, 24 November 2014, 12:40 pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB is encouraging people to respond to a new survey asking for feedback on their stay in hospital. More >>

Strong Turnout for Diabetes Walk/Run

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 4:48 pm | Northland District Health Board

Despite predicted thunderstorms, a strong crowd turned out for the Youth Diabetes Fun Run and Walk around the Town Basin loop walkway on Wednesday evening, far exceeding organisers’ expectations. More >>

Second edition of Nursing Scorecard

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 10:48 am | Northland District Health Board

Increasing the number of Maori nursing graduates is critical for addressing health and workforce inequalities for Maori. More >>

Inspiration for Kidney Donor Walkers

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 4:36 pm | Northland District Health Board

A Whangarei couple, travelling the length of New Zealand to raise awareness for kidney donation, have been re-inspired by seven potential donors coming forward since they set off two weeks ago. More >>

Shaken Baby Prevention Education launches

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 11:59 am | Northland District Health Board

Jaysha was born a healthy baby but, at four weeks old, was shaken by her father and, from that day, her life took on a different path. More >>

Patients Surveyed on their Hospital Experience

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 12:00 pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB is encouraging people to respond to a new survey asking for feedback on their stay in hospital. More >>

 

 

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