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Be Prepared, Check in with Your GP

Friday, 19 December 2014, 4:44 pm | Waikato District Health Board

A surge of people using emergency departments across the Waikato during the Christmas and New Year period has highlighted a need for the public to be better prepared. More >>

Snap survey - pressure of alcohol on emergency departments

Friday, 19 December 2014, 2:33 pm | Waikato District Health Board

The sound of heart rate monitors hum rhythmically oblivious to the traumas they observe. More >>

Waikato DHB Responds to PSA’s Claims Re 4 & 2 Roster

Friday, 19 December 2014, 10:53 am | Waikato DHB

Waikato DHB engaged with both the NZ Public Service Association (PSA) and the NZ Nurses Organisation (NZNO), as both unions have affected members who work 4 & 2 rosters in our Mental Health service. More >>

New pathway to improve outcomes for stroke patients

Friday, 12 December 2014, 4:58 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Two services at Waikato District Health Board are collaborating to further improve the care of stroke patients at Waikato Hospital. More >>

Bush Walk brings tranquillity to Older Persons building

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:28 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Bringing tranquillity to those who find frustration in the simplest of tasks is the hope for Waikato District Health Board’s newest art installation, Bush Walk by Susan Skerman. More >>

Waikato DHB Celebrates And Thanks Its Volunteers

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:12 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Wards throughout Waikato Hospital often rely on the generosity of their community to meet the emotional needs of patients. More >>

Waikato DHB celebrates volunteers

Saturday, 6 December 2014, 10:19 am | Waikato District Health Board

Wards throughout Waikato Hospital often rely on the generosity of their community to meet the emotional needs of patients. More >>

Health warning for Lake Whangape

Friday, 5 December 2014, 3:59 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Health warning for Lake Whangape A new health warning has been issued today for Lake Whangape, situated north-west of Huntly. The lake has had a rise in the cyanobacteria biovolume to 3.0mm3/L. Biovolume is the measure used to decide when a health warning ... More >>

Waikato Children’s Wards Benefit From Countdown Appeal

Friday, 5 December 2014, 9:34 am | Waikato District Health Board

The children’s wards at Waikato, Taumarunui, Te Kuiti and Tokoroa hospitals received a $110,813 cheque from the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal yesterday, following a three-month fundraising effort from Countdown staff, customers and suppliers around ... More >>

Success of Inaugural Midland Region Quality Conference

Monday, 1 December 2014, 3:10 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Success of Inaugural Midland Region Quality Conference Inspiring speakers who challenged health professionals in Rotorua on Friday to “Keep our patients safe” made the inaugural Midland Region Quality Workshop a success even before it finished. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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