Northland District Health Board - Latest News [Page 2]

Immunisation only sure way to avoid measles

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 12:59 pm | Northland District Health Board

With the number of confirmed cases of measles in Canterbury now at twenty-five and likely to rise, it is clear that measles is circulating in New Zealand, meaning it is only a matter of time before it arrives in Northland. More >>

Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 12:15 pm | Northland District Health Board

At least 715 people receive renal services in Northland every year, with 187 of those people on dialysis. More >>

Smokefree Outdoors offered by over 30 Cafes in Whangarei

Monday, 18 February 2019, 4:55 pm | Northland District Health Board

Six new cafes and restaurants in Quality Street Whangarei are now offering smokefree outdoor dining as part of The Fresh Air Project, which now brings the total to 30 smokefree outdoor dining cafes in Whangarei. More >>

Make sure water tank refills are safe to drink

Monday, 18 February 2019, 1:58 pm | Northland District Health Board

Given the dry hot weather conditions, coupled with limited rainfall, Northland DHB’s Public Health Unit strongly advise residents to contact a Ministry of Health Approved Water Carrier when household tank levels are running low. More >>

Parents Urged to Take Action with Men W Clinics

Friday, 8 February 2019, 9:49 am | Northland District Health Board

With just three weeks left of the Northland outbreak meningococcal W campaign clinics in secondary schools are being established to ensure all eligible 13 to under 20 year olds have the chance to be vaccinated. More >>

Northland DHB remains on track in reducing carbon footprint

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 3:32 pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB remains on track with a 10 percent reduction in its carbon footprint compared with 2016 More >>

Medical Students Excited About Their Year In Northland

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 3:33 pm | Northland District Health Board

For the twelfth year running a select group of year five students from the University of Auckland, School of Medicine were welcomed into the esteemed Pūkawakawa programme at a pōwhiri in Whangarei on Monday. More >>

New Detox Beds for Northland

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 12:33 pm | Northland District Health Board

Wait times for patients referred to Northland’s only addiction detox unit, Timatanga Hou at Dargaville Hospital are likely to be reduced after a portion of funding awarded to the Te Ara Oranga project was allocated to them to expand and enhance responsive ... More >>

Care around the clock to continue throughout strike

Monday, 14 January 2019, 3:09 pm | Northland District Health Board

With the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association 48 hour strike action starting tomorrow at 7am, Northland District Health Board is reminding people that they can help take the pressure off emergency services by always making their general practice ... More >>

Developing Safer Working Environments

Monday, 14 January 2019, 1:40 pm | Northland District Health Board

The newly appointed Northland DHB workplace violence prevention programme manager, Eliza Wallace was welcomed to the organisation this week in a formal pōwhiri. Eliza brings with her valuable in-depth knowledge and experience in the development of ... More >>

Uninvited biting guests over the summer season

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 2:32 pm | Northland District Health Board

As the warm, humid summer season quickly approaches, Northlanders may be visited by the ever- annoying mosquito while gathering around the BBQ. More >>

Extra Vaccine for Northland Targeted MenW Programme

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 12:04 pm | Northland District Health Board

PHARMAC has confirmed they have procured an additional 5000 doses of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine, which brings the total stock available for Northland's targeted three-week vaccination programme to 25,650 doses. More >>

Community Vaccination Programme Announced

Monday, 26 November 2018, 3:47 pm | Northland District Health Board

Today the Prime Minister and Minister of Health announced a community meningococcal W vaccination programme to combat the community outbreak in Northland. More >>

Te Ara Oranga Supreme Winner

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:41 am | Northland District Health Board

An initiative to reduce the hold that methamphetamine has over the Northland region, Te Ara Oranga was awarded the Cedric Kelly Supreme Award at the 2018 Northland Health and Social Innovation Bi-annual Awards at Forum North on Wednesday. More >>

Stage One Bay of Islands Redevelopment Officially Opened

Friday, 28 September 2018, 12:17 pm | Northland District Health Board

Today, Stage One of the $14m Bay of Islands Hospital redevelopment was officially opened by Health Minister Rt Hon Dr David Clark. More >>

Practice Good Hand Hygiene During Spring Lambing and Calving

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 1:16 pm | Northland District Health Board

A timely reminder of the importance of good hand hygiene following an increase in the number of cases of gastrointestinal infections, in particular Cryptosporidium, E. Coli O157 (VTEC), Campylobacter, and others diseases in the region. More >>

Te Ara Oranga wins Workforce Innovation Award

Friday, 14 September 2018, 2:36 pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB Mental Health & Addiction Services (on behalf of the Te Ara Oranga steering group) were presented with the Supreme Matua Raki Workforce Innovation Award last night at the Cutting Edge Conference dinner in Rotorua. More >>

Contact Energy Renal Fund Reduces Stress

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 3:17 pm | Northland District Health Board

The last two winters have been a little easier to get through for Ruakaka renal patient Desiree Goldsmith thanks to a $1000 grant she received from the Contact Energy Renal Fund that helps pay hefty power bills to keep her lifesaving dialysis machine running. More >>

Maui’s Hook – A Healing Journey

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 1:17 pm | Northland District Health Board

When Sam and Gina Albert from Taiharuru were approached by the Ngāti Hine Health Trust to take part in a movie about their experience with their son’s suicide, although it was raw, they jumped right in. They both felt that it was time to be ... More >>

The Countdown Is On To Support Northland Children

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 4:43 pm | Northland District Health Board

Four year-old Whaiawa Tito, who like her dad Pat, has Type 1 diabetes. There is no cure for Type 1 diabetes, and it requires constant careful self-management and good medical care. More >>



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