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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 >>

Sue’s Heart Has Been in Nursing, Retirement Looms

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 1:25 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Sue Martin has spent the last 41 years and nine months doing what she always dreamed about – being a nurse. More >>

Dialysis Patients Help Themselves to Treatment

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 10:20 am | Waikato District Health Board

Shane Waraki and Jake Wharewhiti are in no doubt learning to do their own care at Waikato District Health Board’s Regional Renal Centre in Hamilton has given them a quality of life they could only dream of months ago. More >>

Waikato women accessing top class services

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 10:12 am | Waikato District Health Board

Two thirds of all Waikato women are registering with a lead maternity carer within the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy, a just-published Waikato District Health Board Maternity Annual Report shows. More >>

Snapshots Show Excellent Older Persons Care

Monday, 29 September 2014, 2:41 pm | Waikato District Health Board

When Older Persons and Rehabilitation group manager Barbara Garbutt asked her team of people working in the service for examples of care excellence, the response staggered her. More >>

Jan Adams Denies Her New Job Linked to MOH Review

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 4:44 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Health Board chief operating officer Jan Adams has today strongly denied any suggestions her appointment to a primary care strategic liaison role was in direct response to the Ministry of Health report “Review of opportunities for ... More >>

Executive Changes at Waikato DHB

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 12:02 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Health Board’s chief operating officer Jan Adams is to take up a newly created position of primary care strategic liaison for the DHB early next month while Brett Paradine, currently general manager of the DHB’s planning and ... More >>

Waikato measles outbreak declared over

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 10:39 am | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato has not had a confirmed measles case since 12 August prompting Waikato District Health Board’s medical officer of health Dr Anita Bell to declare the outbreak over. “I would like to take the opportunity to say a big thank you to all those ... More >>

Patients Surveyed on Their Time in Waikato Hospitals

Monday, 8 September 2014, 3:11 pm | Waikato District Health Board

If you spent time last month as an inpatient at one of Waikato DHB’s five hospitals, you may have been asked to fill in a survey on your experiences. More >>



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