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Midlands Marae to Receive Safe Sleep Devices

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:32 pm | Waikato District Health Board

The sad tale of the death of a five-month Wellington baby of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) reported this morning is the exact reason iwi in the Midland Region are being issued safe sleep devices. More >>

Women Distressed by Pregnancy Termination Protestors

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:08 am | Waikato District Health Board

Informed Women Distressed by Pregnancy Termination Protestors Waikato District Health Board social worker Jo Oliver-Clarke says women going into Thames Hospital before and after undergoing termination of pregnancy procedures are distressed by a group ... More >>

Waikato Doctor Receives Top National Prize

Friday, 11 April 2014, 3:03 pm | Waikato DHB

Accolades for the Waikato nurse practitioner behind the life changing Sugar Babies study just keep coming. Dr Deborah Harris’ thesis on neonatal hypoglycaemia has received a University of Auckland’s Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Best Doctoral ... More >>

Health warning for Lake Ngaroto

Monday, 7 April 2014, 4:45 pm | Waikato District Health Board

A new health warning has been issued today for Lake Ngaroto, near Te Awamutu. The lake has had a rise in the number of cyanobacteria cells and a rise in biovolume since last tested one month previously. Biovolume is the measure used to decide when ... More >>

Countdown Staff Visit Waikids Services

Monday, 7 April 2014, 3:29 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Countdown staff visited Waikato Hospital last week to see what their hard fundraising efforts had bought in the latest funding round of the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal. In the six years that the appeal has been running, Waikato Hospital’s Neonatal ... More >>

Dr Gerry Devlin Re-Appointed Clinical Unit Leader for CCTV

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 4:38 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato DHB has announced the re-appointment of Dr Gerry Devlin as clinical unit leader of the Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular cluster at Waikato Hospital. More >>

Shaun Will Fix It at Tokoroa, Yes He Can

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 3:23 pm | Waikato DHB

Shaun Carlton’s work history includes helping build Hong Kong Airport and disassembling churches in Russia, so you would expect redeveloping two ward blocks at Tokoroa Hospital would be just a walk in the park for the Englishman. More >>

Billboard Removal Bittersweet for London Street

Friday, 28 March 2014, 4:23 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Hamilton oral health this morning staff farewelled the three large ‘Vote for fluoride’ billboards that adorned their London St offices. More >>

Waikato DHB Can Bring the Billboards Down

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 5:24 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Three giant billboards on an inner city Waikato District Health Board building will come down tomorrow following today’s 9-1 vote from Hamilton City councillors to reinstate water fluoridation in the city. More >>

Waikato DHB Seeks Maternity Hub Proposals

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 4:33 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Health Board will no longer offer primary birthing services at its Matariki and Rhoda Read facilities in Te Awamutu and Morrinsville but before the board closes the doors, it wants to hear from the communities around alternative ... More >>

Waikato Residents Warned: Flu Not Just a Winter Illness

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 3:54 pm | Waikato District Health Board

With serious cases of swine flu (H1N1) already confirmed in the North Island, Waikato DHB medical officer of health Dr Felicity Dumble is encouraging Waikato residents to get their flu vaccination as soon as possible. More >>

A Better Start for Older People Reduces Hospital Stays

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 3:57 pm | Waikato DHB

Research released this month shows that Waikato District Health Board's Supported Transfer and Accelerated Rehabilitation Team (START) programme reduces the length of stay in hospital and the risk of readmission following discharge. More >>

Project Energize Has the Irish Charm

Monday, 17 March 2014, 2:01 pm | Waikato DHB

Waikato District Health Board funded children’s health initiative Project Energize has been adapted for delivery in primary schools in County Cork, Ireland. More >>

Renal Service Enhances Dialysis Experience for Patients

Monday, 17 March 2014, 2:00 pm | Waikato DHB

A Tauranga man born with a degenerative kidney condition has praised the Midland Regional Renal Service for improving his quality of life. Alport’s Syndrome sufferer Scott Smith always knew kidney failure was in his future having had an older brother ... More >>

No Excuses for Delay in Hamilton Water Fluoridation

Friday, 7 March 2014, 5:16 pm | Waikato District Health Board

There are no excuses now, Hamilton City Council should put fluoride back in the city’s water supply, says Waikato District Health Board (DHB) chief executive Craig Climo. More >>

Waikato to Host Hundreds of Allied Health Professionals

Friday, 7 March 2014, 4:35 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Around 200 allied health professionals from across New Zealand will gather at Waikato Hospital late this month (March 2014) for the country’s fourth National Allied Health Scientific and Technical Conference. More >>

Waikato DHB Flu-Fighters Return in Full Force

Friday, 7 March 2014, 3:52 pm | Waikato District Health Board

A small army of Waikato DHB staff are ‘armed’ and ready to fight this year’s flu strain. The staff, more than 30 in number and dubbed ‘ward influenza vaccination champions’, have made themselves freely available to immunise other staff at short ... More >>

Chiefs Line Up For Measles Protection

Friday, 7 March 2014, 1:07 pm | Waikato DHB

When Chiefs doctor Kevin Bell heard how a 23-year-old suffered recently when she caught measles at a hip-hop festival in Australia it made him wonder how well protected his Chiefs rugby players were. More >>

Waikato Kids with Diabetes Remember Summer for Right Reasons

Friday, 7 March 2014, 12:13 pm | Waikato DHB

Summer 2014 is firmly etched into the minds of 23 Waikato children living with diabetes, even as the season draws to a close. And this year the holiday memories are not of insulin injecting and blood glucose monitoring. More >>

Taumarunui adopts integrated health care model

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 4:24 pm | Waikato District Health Board

A new integrated health services model adopted by health professionals will strengthen effective and sustainable health services in Taumarunui, says Waikato District Health Board (DHB) chief operating officer Jan Adams. More >>

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