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Whakatāne Hospital Prepared For COVID-19

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 4:33 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Whakatāne Hospital is triaging patients at the front entrance as part of its preparedness to protect patients, staff and the wider community from COVID-19. “People will notice a portacom is now set up at the front entrance. Rather than coming into the ... More >>

Public Should Be Confident In Bay Of Plenty Health System’s COVID-19 Preparations

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 9:45 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

People should have confidence in the preparations being made on their behalf by their healthcare professionals says the person leading the Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s (BOPDHB) COVID-19 response. “We’re seeing the very best of our ... More >>

Tauranga COVID-19 Assessment Centre Moves To Baypark From Friday 3 April

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 4:33 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The Tauranga Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC), testing those with potential COVID-19 symptoms, is relocating to Baypark from Friday 3 April. “It’s a case of front-footing any potential rise in the numbers seeking assessment by moving to ... More >>

Covid-19 Response: No-visitors Policy Adopted For BOPDHB Facilities

Friday, 27 March 2020, 12:20 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

In line with the Government’s directive, the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) has now adopted a no-visitors policy, with few notable exceptions. The exceptions include a nominated person who is supporting a terminal patient through end-of-life-care, ... More >>

COVID-19 Community Testing Centre Starts In Tauranga

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 4:03 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A drive-in only community assessment centre for coronavirus (COVID-19) opened in Tauranga today. The centre allows people with suspected COVID-19 symptoms to drive directly to the centre to be assessed. The centre opened at Tauranga Racecourse this ... More >>

GPs Open For Business – But Changing The Way They See Patients

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 12:59 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Bay of Plenty doctors (GPs) will be open for business, but consulting with more of their patients by phone, email and video while COVID-19 Alert Levels 3 and 4 are in place to help reduce the spread of the virus. People who are unwell and require ... More >>

Outpatient Services At Whakatāne And Tauranga Hospitals

Friday, 20 March 2020, 9:58 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Over the last three weeks our teams have been intensively planning for the various scenarios that we might have to deal with if we get any cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the Bay of Plenty. Now we are turning our attention to trying to reduce the numbers ... More >>

Single Case Of Covid-19 Confirmed In Rotorua

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 4:16 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The first case of COVID-19 in Rotorua is now confirmed after a French national was tested prior to arriving in the Lakes district. This test has returned a positive result. Medical Officer of Health, Dr Phil Shoemack, has confirmed Toi Te Ora Public ... More >>

BOPDHB Interim Board Chair Announcement

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 9:09 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Following Sir Michael Cullen’s sad announcement that, as of Sunday (8 March), he has had to step down as Board Chair due to health reasons I wanted to update you about what is happening now, and in the future, regarding the Board Chair position ... More >>

Frequently Misunderstood And Debilitating Condition Put Under The Spotlight

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 10:38 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Delirium is a debilitating condition affecting thousands of New Zealanders annually but is often missed and frequently misunderstood says a healthcare expert. But taking some simple measures can help those affected. “There are things everyone can do ... More >>

Sir Michael Cullen To Resign From Bay Of Plenty And Lakes District Health Boards

Friday, 6 March 2020, 10:05 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Sir Michael Cullen has unexpectedly announced that he is resigning as the Chair of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board and as a member of the Lakes District Health Board as from 8 March. “I took on these roles knowing that they would involve ... More >>

‘Summer Latch On’ Event Encourages Local Mums To Breastfeed

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 1:04 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Mums and their bubs are invited to gather at Whakatāne River Edge Park and playground tomorrow from 10am to 1pm, to celebrate the health benefits of breastfeeding. The Summer Latch On is an annual event organised by Eastern Bay of Plenty Ūkaipō Coalition ... More >>

Last Australian nurses assisting Whakatāne Hospital

Monday, 3 February 2020, 5:02 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The last cohort of Australian nurses helping out at Whakatāne Hospital after the Whakaari/White Island eruption has headed back home. In total 11 nurses (10 from Australia and one from New Zealand - Southland) offered their services to help their ... More >>

Enjoy the benefits of biking as bike month gets underway

Monday, 3 February 2020, 4:39 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Bike month is underway and Bay of Plenty residents are being encouraged to enjoy the benefits biking can bring. Sport Bay of Plenty’s Bike Month runs concurrently with the Aotearoa Bike Challenge from 1 February - 29 February. Both are designed ... More >>

Funding boost for mental health and addictions facilities

Friday, 31 January 2020, 11:08 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The announcement that the Bay of Plenty will be getting two new mental health and addictions facilities thanks to a $45 million funding boost has been warmly welcomed. More >>

Tooth-conscious mokopuna to win challenge

Friday, 17 January 2020, 12:17 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The mokopuna and whānau of Te Kiriwera Hana Kōhanga Reo based in Te Teko have triumphed in an Eastern Bay of Plenty oral health challenge. Kōhanga Reo from across the Eastern Bay were invited to enter the annual challenge, run by the Bay of Plenty ... More >>

Urgent: Boil Water Notice for Kawerau residents

Saturday, 4 January 2020, 2:39 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A routine sampling result of the Kawerau District Council drinking water supply has shown the presence of E.coli bacteria. All residents connected to the Kawerau District Council water supply are advised to boil all tap water intended for consumption ... More >>

Measles alert in Bay of Plenty/Lakes DHB area

Thursday, 2 January 2020, 11:07 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A further case of measles has been confirmed in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes area bringing the total number of cases in the last 12 month period to 75. More >>

Preparation key to good health this holiday season

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 9:16 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Preparation and using your options wisely are the keys to good health and helping out your healthcare services this Christmas and New Year. More >>

Students gain rural health immersion

Monday, 18 November 2019, 8:51 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

63 students from a diverse range of health professions called Whakatāne home this year as they got to grips with the requirements of practicing in a rural setting. The Eastern Bay’s Rural Health Interprofessional training Programme (RHIP) aims ... More >>



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