Waikato District Health Board - Latest News [Page 1]

Beams, Mats And Socks Prevent Falls in Hospital

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:27 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Modern technology is keeping Te Awamutu resident Audrey Evans safe from falling during her stay in Waikato Hospital. Like every patient, the 81-year-old had an assessment when she came into charge nurse manager Hayley Colmore-Willliams’ ward in the Older ... More >>

We need your pjs for our Waikids, say Chiefs

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:03 pm | Waikato DHB

The Chiefs Super 15 rugby team are running a “We Need your PJs” campaign and are calling upon Chiefs fans to donate new kids warm sleepwear, singlets and socks that will be given to patients at Waikids and families in need upon leaving Waikato ... More >>

Jan Adams appointed Bupa Director Nursing, Quality and Risk

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 9:48 am | Waikato District Health Board

Jan Adams, until recently the chief operating officer and now primary strategic liaison for Waikato DHB, has resigned and will next year take up the role as Bupa New Zealand’s Director Nursing, Quality and Risk. More >>

Acting early is a key to reducing pressure injuries

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 2:04 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Today is World Wide Stop Pressure Injury Day, and Waikato DHB is marking it with information for staff and public and an update on the DHB’s own project to reduce pressure injuries in hospital. Sometimes called pressure ulcers or bed sores, pressure ... More >>

Early Detection is Your Best Protection from breast cancer

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 10:01 am | Waikato DHB

Puapii Daniel-Ngatae calls herself a sur-thriver not a survivor. Four years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, the Pacific Health Liaison with Waikato District Health Board’s Tokoroa Family Health team is proud to call herself cancer-free, ... More >>

Warm welcome for Wintec nursing students

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 3:15 pm | Waikato District Health Board

More than 240 Wintec nursing students have had a unique welcome from Waikato District Health Board (DHB). More >>

Students Treated And Discharged From School Bus Crash

Monday, 17 November 2014, 2:54 pm | Waikato District Health Board

None of the 13 Howick College students assessed and treated in Thames Hospital’s emergency department following an incident where their school bus crashed and rolled into a ditch this morning, were seriously enough injured to be admitted into the ... More >>

CYANOBACTERIAL WARNING: Health warning for Lake Hakanoa

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 12:48 pm | Waikato DHB

A new health warning has been issued today for Lake Hakanoa in Huntly. The lake has had a rise in the cyanobacteria biovolume to 4.6mm3/L. Biovolume is the measure used to decide when a health warning should be issued, with the cut-off value for a health ... More >>

On Your Feet - Boot Camp for the elderly

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 5:07 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Getting back on her feet after hip surgery became achievable for Phyllis Gibbison, 84, from Hamilton thanks to a team effort at Waikato District Health Board’s Older Persons and Rehabilitation service. More >>

Hapu Wananga hits the right note for young Maori

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 4:30 pm | Waikato District Health Board

“Awesome! Everyone made learning fun and interesting.” That is just one of many favourable comments from participants in the Hapu Wānanga antenatal and parenting programme, a two-day course developed by Waikato DHB’s Te Puna Oranga (Maori Health) ... More >>

Waikato Hospital dental staff to bring smiles to Fijians

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:49 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Dr Marguerite Paterson is a dental surgeon at Waikato Hospital, but in late March next year she and six dental colleagues will be changing the modern facilities of a hospital in New Zealand for the challenges of a small village in rural Fiji. More >>

Waikato Continues to Provide Good Maternity Services

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:02 pm | Waikato District Health Board

The New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators yearly report released today by the Ministry of Health demonstrates that women in Waikato are receiving good maternity care and Waikato is doing well against the national average for all district health ... More >>

Board Confirms Maternity Units’ Closure

Friday, 24 October 2014, 10:36 am | Waikato DHB

Primary birthing facilities run by Waikato District Health Board (DHB) in Morrinsville and Te Awamutu will close in February next year, the board confirmed at its monthly meetingon Wednesday. More >>

Remembrance Board for Lost Babies Unveiled

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 10:31 am | Waikato District Health Board

An evolving art piece which acknowledges those families who fitted a lifetime of love into a few precious moments with their babies, was unveiled today at a simple but moving ceremony at Waikato Hospital. More >>

Employee at Hamilton Dairy Fails Tobacco Compliance Test

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 2:24 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Employee at Hamilton Dairy Fails Tobacco Compliance Test An employee at a Hamilton dairy is facing enforcement action after selling a tobacco product to a person less than 18 years of age. Waikato District Health Board’s Population Health staff visited ... More >>

Waikids Surgical Ward on the Move

Monday, 13 October 2014, 5:12 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Tokoroa’s Jaida Maxwell-Davies, 10, had her teddies ready and her suitcase packed for the early morning move from floor to floor at Waikato Hospital today (13 October). More >>

Self Help for Patients to Speed up Emergency Time

Monday, 13 October 2014, 4:33 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Thames Hospital will become the first hospital in the country to trial a patient kiosk in the emergency department, an idea first mooted by its clinical director Dr Ruth Large last year. More >>

Bob Uses Kiwi Ingenuity to Solve Hospital’s Cleaning Problem

Monday, 13 October 2014, 3:31 pm | Waikato District Health Board

The new Meade Clinical Centre at Waikato Hospital is a modern, attractive building with wide spaces and high atriums. More >>

Stop smoking initiatives bring Stoptober to Waikato

Friday, 10 October 2014, 3:30 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Hospital staff, health promoters, cessation providers and medical centres all have a role to play in stop smoking initiatives in the Waikato. More >>

Waikids Surgical Ward Blessing Marks End of Era

Friday, 3 October 2014, 5:16 pm | Waikato District Health Board

It has taken many years but finally all Waikids surgical services are in the same ward close to Waikato Hospital’s other critical care services but in the same building as the hospital’s paediatric services. More >>



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