Waikato District Health Board - Latest News [Page 1]

Waikato set for Big Latch On

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 12:23 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato set for Big Latch On Waikato mums will celebrate breastfeeding at more than 17 locations across the region this Friday and Saturday, including seven in Hamilton. Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is helping to promote the Big Latch On events ... More >>

Waikato Measles Update

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 3:10 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Health Board’s public health unit Population Health has to date (30 July 2014) been notified of 116 confirmed measles cases, up two on last week. Almost half of the confirmed cases are household contacts of a confirmed case and ... More >>

Rhoda Read nurses training saves Berkeley’s life

Monday, 28 July 2014, 2:06 pm | Waikato DHB

Retired Pateronga farmer Berkeley Clark, 83, is living proof training for saving lives is just as important as actually saving them. More >>

Waikato Surgeon Upset at Surgical Mesh Criticism

Friday, 25 July 2014, 5:14 pm | Waikato District Health Board

A leading Waikato Hospital surgeon says recent publicity about surgical mesh has the potential to detract attention from real clinical issues and undermine public confidence in well-established standards of care. More >>

Exciting milestone for warm whare initiative

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 2:41 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Before her home was insulated, Rangi Paraha’s children were constantly unwell and away from school, two of them had been hospitalised with asthma, and the family used hot water bottles and sleeping bags until October. More >>

Measles update: Waikato DHB

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:22 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Health Board’s Population Health has been notified of 114 confirmed measles cases to date (23 July 2014). Over a third of the confirmed cases are household contacts of a confirmed case and were already placed in quarantine before they were ... More >>

Waikato DHB’s New CEO Part of the Family

Monday, 21 July 2014, 5:06 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Nigel Murray is now a member of a very “special family” of dedicated health professionals at Waikato District Health Board (DHB), board chair Bob Simcock told more than 100 guests at a welcoming powhiri at Te Wananga o Aotearoa Mangakotukutuku Campus in ... More >>

Eat Ice Cream, Help Babies

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 9:57 am | Waikato District Health Board

Who knew something as simple as empty ice cream containers could mean so much to premature and unwell babies? Waikato Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit charge nurse manager Christine Woolerton and Women’s Health associate charge midwife manager ... More >>

Waikato Measles Update

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 9:55 am | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Health Board’s Population Health service has to date been notified of 106 confirmed measles cases. Over a quarter of the confirmed cases are household contacts of a confirmed case and were already placed in quarantine before they were ... More >>

Long-Serving Staff Give DHB Sense of Belonging

Monday, 14 July 2014, 10:54 am | Waikato District Health Board

Outgoing Waikato District Health Board chief executive Craig Climo always made it a priority to attend staff service recognition award ceremonies wherever they were so it was fitting, as he enters his last week in the job, that a full house greeted ... More >>

Fergusson the Purrfect Remedy

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 5:17 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato Hospital has 215 incredible and selfless volunteers – but just one, who with her family cat provides pet therapy to Waikato Hospital’s Older Persons and Rehabilitation patients. More >>

Measles Update

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 10:25 am | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Health Board’s Population Health service has to date (8 July 2014) been notified of 101 confirmed measles cases, of these 53 are laboratory confirmed, the rest are close contacts of a confirmed case with a clinically compatible illness. More >>

Prostate Cancer Study Finds Disparities

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 4:06 pm | Waikato District Health Board

When it comes to prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, Maori men emerge worse in most or all statistics and there is significant variation in screening between GP practices, with Maori and rural men less likely to be screened. More >>

NZ-first entirely online wound care course born in Hamilton

Friday, 4 July 2014, 4:01 pm | Waikato District Health Board

NZ-first entirely online wound care course born in Hamilton Registered nurses who live and work in remote areas will now have the same access to receiving nationally recognised wound care training, thanks in part to Waikato DHB nurse practitioner ... More >>

Measles Update

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 12:44 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Measles Update Waikato District Health Board’s Population Health service has to date (2 July 2014) been notified of 95 confirmed measles cases – an increase of 11 since the last update on 27 June. Of the 95 cases, 48 are laboratory confirmed ... More >>

Eighty-Four Measles Cases Confirmed in Hamilton

Friday, 27 June 2014, 10:37 am | Waikato District Health Board

There are now five Waikato schools with confirmed cases of measles. While the spread is still largely associated with Fraser High School; Hamilton Boys’ High School, Frankton Primary School, Nga Taiatea Wharekura and Raglan Area School also have confirmed ... More >>

Waikato DHB Seeks Primary Maternity Proposals

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 12:12 pm | Waikato DHB

The Te Awamutu and Morrinsville communities are one step closer to creating local solutions to maintain primary maternity services in their towns. This is the next step in Waikato District Health Board’s contestable process to determine if outside ... More >>

Measles Spread Continues in Hamilton

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 1:24 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Measles continues to circulate in Hamilton and the surrounding areas and while still largely associated with Fraser High School, there have been a single confirmed case at Nga Taiatea Wharekura, Raglan Area School, Hamilton Girls’ High School and Hamilton ... More >>

New Waikato DHB Chief Executive Named

Saturday, 21 June 2014, 2:02 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Health Board (DHB) chair Bob Simcock today announced the appointment of Dr Nigel Murray MBE as the board’s new chief executive. More >>

Legal highs hearing comes to an end

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 4:27 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Council’s proposed psychoactive substances policy hearing has closed with the Policy and Regulatory Committee recommending a policy for Council adoption. Yesterday it agreed a revised Psychoactive Substances Policy (Local Approved ... More >>

 

 

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