Taranaki District Health Board - Latest News [Page 1]

Taranaki Doctor wins Australasian award for supervision

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 5:17 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Dr Jonathan Albrett, Taranaki DHB Anaesthetist and Intensive Care Specialist has received the prestigious Australasian Clinical Educator of the Year (2017) award in Brisbane last week, from the Australasian Confederation of Post-graduate Medical ... More >>

Safe Sleep Day raises awareness of SUDI

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 5:15 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Very sadly around 44 babies are lost every year in New Zealand as a result of SUDI. To help promote safe sleep messages and prevent SUDI, national Safe Sleep Day is being held on Friday 1 December. More >>

Tobacco retailers still selling cigarettes to minors

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 9:44 am | Taranaki District Health Board

A recent tobacco Controlled Purchase Operation (CPO) carried out in Inglewood, Stratford and New Plymouth showed most retailers in these areas were operating in compliance with the Smoke Free Environment Act and did not sell tobacco products or herbal smoking ... More >>

Stratford To Host A Meet Your Maternity Services Roadshow

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 10:59 am | Taranaki District Health Board

A range of free and low cost support services for whānau planning a pregnancy, expecting a child, or with young children will be on show at the Taranaki DHB’s Meet Your Maternity Services Roadshow in Stratford next week. More >>

New surgeons provide services closer to home

Monday, 9 October 2017, 1:43 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki patients needing Vascular and Urology services can now receive specialty healthcare faster, closer to home and with continuity of medical staff, thanks to the recruitment of Mr Murray Cox, vascular surgeon, and Mr James ‘Jimmy’ Johnston, ... More >>

Taranaki DHB ranked second most preferred hospital

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:53 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki Hospitals (Taranaki DHB) have come second in a survey that ranks graduating doctors’ most preferred hospitals to work in. More >>

Taranaki DHB launches winter ED campaign

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 11:32 am | Taranaki District Health Board

With winter illnesses and sports injuries adding to the workload at Taranaki DHB’s Emergency Department (ED), an awareness campaign called ‘Should you be at ED?’ has been launched to help educate the Taranaki community about what is considered ... More >>

Parent Hub returns to WOMAD 2017

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:35 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

It's no secret WOMAD is a family-friendly festival, and this year it has retained that title by teaming up with the Taranaki District Health Board again to offer the Parent Hub at this year’s festival. More >>

Taranaki Health Foundation launches new fundraising campaign

Monday, 6 March 2017, 2:13 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

The Taranaki Health Foundation will launch a new community campaign this week called ‘The Open Minds Project,’ which aims to raise funds for enhancements to Taranaki’s Mental Health Inpatient Unit currently being renovated. More >>

Dairies agree not to sell sugary drinks before school

Friday, 24 February 2017, 2:15 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB’s Public Health Unit is praising the efforts of South Taranaki retailers who have chosen not to sell sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) to children on their way to school in the morning. More >>

Taranaki retailers face tobacco fines

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 3:50 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Four Taranaki retailers are facing possible fines of up to $5,000 after selling tobacco to a person under 18 years of age. More >>

Taranaki DHB to integrate hospital & community lab services

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 11:03 am | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB has confirmed its strategic intent to change the way Pathology and Laboratory Services are delivered in Taranaki, and move to a single laboratory provider for hospital and community services. More >>

NCHIP to back load health milestones for 8,000 children

Friday, 28 October 2016, 3:51 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki’s new National Child Health Information Platform (NCHIP) and Child and Youth Coordination Service (CaY-C) will begin back loading key health milestone information for approximately 8,000 Taranaki children onto the NCHIP system this week. More >>

Community they can still access care during strike

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 1:05 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki District Health Board is reassuring the public that they will still be able to access healthcare during the planned resident doctors strikes. More >>

Taranaki DHB reassures community that maternity services are

Friday, 7 October 2016, 2:21 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB is endorsing the move by Ministry of Health, New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM) and Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) to reassure the Taranaki community that maternity services ... More >>

Taranaki above national percentage for cervical screening

Friday, 7 October 2016, 11:43 am | Taranaki District Health Board

September marked Cervical Screening Awareness Month with Taranaki performing strongly to rise above national targets. More >>

Taranaki patients benefit from pill-free prescriptions

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 11:08 am | Taranaki District Health Board

A pill-free prescription being offered to Taranaki patients is improving their health and wellbeing, and reducing the burden of disease by encouraging more frequent activity. More >>

Are you parking in the right spot at Taranaki Base Hospital?

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 2:11 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB has recently launched a new parking campaign called ‘Are you parked in the right spot?’ which aims to review and reallocate parking spaces at Taranaki Base Hospital to improve parking for patients and health-related visitors. More >>

Upsurge in whooping cough cases in Taranaki

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 4:21 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB confirmed today that two children aged less than 6 months old have developed whooping cough and a total of 37 people have been notified with the disease in Taranaki, so far this year. Most cases are in older people and the average age being 27 years ... More >>

Uncovering the link between alcohol and cancer

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 3:53 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

New Zealand’s leading experts in public health and alcohol harm, Professor Jennie Connor and Professor Doug Sellman, will be in New Plymouth this month to present the evidence that alcohol directly causes cancer. More >>



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