Waitemata District Health Board - Latest News [Page 1]

New discharge lounge puts patient experience first

Friday, 24 July 2015, 12:01 pm | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) has today opened a new purpose-built patient discharge lounge on the ground floor of North Shore Hospital. Equipped with 24 chairs for patients and visitors and three beds, the new lounge has been custom designed ... More >>

Another sustainability award for Waitemata DHB

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 12:46 pm | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata DHB has collected a second award recognising its commitment to providing national leadership in environmental sustainability in healthcare. More >>

Waitemata DHB Leads the Way in Improving Patient Safety

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 11:09 am | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata District Health Board’s drive to improve patient safety and care has reached a new highwith the DHB ranked top for use of the surgical safety checklist and third for reducing risk of falling first of the major metropolitan DHBs. More >>

Waitemata excels against primary care quit smoking target

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:02 am | Waitemata District Health Board

In less than a year Waitemata DHB has gone from secondtolast to bestperformer out of 20 DHBs in the primary care component of the better help for smokers to quit national health target. More >>

Major investment in refurbishing operating theatres

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 2:56 pm | Waitemata District Health Board

A major refurbishment of four operating theatres at North Shore Hospital will deliver state-of-the-art facilities for patients undergoing surgical procedures. More >>

DHB investing in radiology services, new CT scanner

Friday, 22 August 2014, 3:02 pm | Waitemata District Health Board

Faster scans are on the way for Waitemata District Health Board patients with the board approving the purchase of a new stateoftheart CT scanner for North Shore Hospital this month. More >>

First women’s ward for Waitemata DHB gynaecology patients

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 11:11 am | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata DHB will build its firstever dedicated women’s inpatient ward – a 15bed gynaecology facility scheduled to open at North Shore Hospital in mid2015. More >>

Innovation partnership to unlock the potential of e-health

Sunday, 6 July 2014, 10:23 am | Waitemata District Health Board

Patients in the Waitemata district will ultimately benefit from improved health outcomes under an agreement to develop new e-health initiatives between Waitemata DHB and New Zealand-owned global health software company Orion Health. More >>

Waitakere maternity service marks 50 years of babies

Friday, 13 June 2014, 12:16 pm | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitakere Hospital’s maternity service commemorates its 50th anniversary this week with a range of celebrations underway. More >>

New Clinical App to Break Down the Language Barrier

Friday, 6 June 2014, 12:23 pm | Waitemata District Health Board

New Clinical App Aims to Improve Communications with Patients with Limited English A Waitemata District Health Board clinician has developed a new app aimed at improving the way patients with limited English and medical staff communicate with each other. ... More >>

Nurses and communities work to improve Pacific health

Friday, 30 May 2014, 11:17 am | Waitemata District Health Board

Three full time nurses will soon be working with west Auckland and North Shore churches and community trusts to improve the health and wellbeing of our Pacific communities. More >>

Waitemata Residents among the Healthiest in New Zealand

Monday, 17 March 2014, 1:14 pm | Waitemata District Health Board

People living in the Waitemata district are among the healthiest in the country, a new survey has found. The 201113 New Zealand Health Survey, funded by the Ministry of Health, has found residents in the Waitemata district to have among the lowest ... More >>

Waitakere Hospital emergency department to almost double

Monday, 10 March 2014, 11:16 am | Waitemata District Health Board

A major expansion to the physical size and layout of Waitakere Hospital’s emergency department will see it almost double in size with the addition of 19 cubicles, four new rooms and extensive new patient and whānau facilities. More >>

Measles Alert - a Reminder to Immunise

Friday, 17 January 2014, 2:18 pm | Waitemata District Health Board

Parents are being urged to ensure their children’s immunisations are up-to-date following confirmation of a new measles case in Auckland this week. More >>

Regional drive to improve adolescent oral health

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 11:51 am | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata DHB is encouraging all adolescents to take advantage of the free Auckland Regional Dental Service before their 18th birthday. The Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS) provides free dental care to all those under 18 years of age living ... More >>

Waitemata district leads the way on health status

Thursday, 24 October 2013, 10:57 am | Waitemata District Health Board

A new report has found residents in the Waitemata district to be among the healthiest in New Zealand. More >>

Leading UK figure in public health to speak at Waitemata DHB

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 3:21 pm | Waitemata District Health Board

A prominent UK figure in the improvement of healthcare service quality will be speaking at a public event at Waitemata DHB this week. Robert Francis QC – a UK barrister whose 40 year career in handling medical cases has earned him the tag of “the patient’s ... More >>

New community mental health facility opens in Rodney

Monday, 23 September 2013, 10:56 am | Waitemata District Health Board

The first of several new community mental health facilities planned by Waitemata District Health Board opens today. Piri Pono in Silverdale, which is being officially opened by Rodney MP Mark Mitchell, will enable the DHB to provide Rodney residents ... More >>

Staff numbers at Waitemata DHB continue to grow

Friday, 13 September 2013, 2:23 pm | Waitemata District Health Board

The number of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals at Waitemata DHB continues to grow. Waitemata DHB director of human resources, Sam Bartrum, says clinical staff numbers at the DHB have increased by 479 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) roles since July ... More >>

First national service for Waitemata DHB

Friday, 16 August 2013, 11:34 am | Waitemata District Health Board

The DHB is now the public provider of hyperbaric oxygen therapy services after taking over management of the Slark Hyperbaric Unit in Devonport from the New Zealand Defence Force. More >>



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