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Sharon Shea Announced As First Māori Board Chair Of Bay Of Plenty District Health Board

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 2:04 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Sharon Shea says she is proud and honoured to be named as the first ever permanent Māori Board Chair of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB), calling it an important signpost for the community. <img src="" ... More >>

COVID-19 Vaccination Centre For Frontline Healthcare Workers Opens In Tauranga

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 9:49 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A COVID-19 vaccination centre for frontline healthcare workers has opened in Tauranga. The centre, established by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB), is catering to frontline healthcare workers who work in and around the city. It is located in ... More >>

Free Pregnancy Scans To Improve Equity And Healthcare In The Eastern Bay

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 8:57 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Free pregnancy scans are set to improve equity and healthcare for hapū māmā and pēpē in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. All ultrasound scans for pregnant women requested by a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) in the Eastern Bay of Plenty are now fully funded ... More >>

Free And Easy Way To Age Well And Maintain Independence Say Healthcare Experts As New LifeCurve™ App Is Launched

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 11:45 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Stay stronger for longer and add life to your years is the message as the LifeCurve™ app is launched today (Wednesday 31 March). Based on international research, the free and simple-to-use phone and mobile device app gives older adults the ability ... More >>

Statement On The Situation At Whakatāne Hospital

Friday, 5 March 2021, 1:31 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Brent Gilbert-De Rios, Emergency Operations Controller, Bay of Plenty District Health Board: Whakatāne Hospital has not evacuated patients, and is located outside the Civil Defence red, orange yellow flood (inundation zone). The hospital’s Tsunami ... More >>

Vaccinations Get Underway In Bay Of Plenty

Monday, 1 March 2021, 4:40 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Hospital Security person Irene and Registered Nurse Wendy Thompson deliver the first of the COVID-19 vaccines to the Sulphur Point. The Te Moana a Toi (Bay of Plenty) vaccination programme kicked off today with 28 workers at the Port of Tauranga receiving ... More >>

Former All Black Captain Joins The Tauranga Hospital Orderlies Team

Monday, 1 March 2021, 8:39 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Former All Black captain and winger Stu Wilson can now add another name to the list of teams he has represented, the Tauranga Hospital Orderlies. Many will remember Stu from his rugby-playing heyday of the late 70s and early 80s, when the charismatic ... More >>

Attend Hospital Appointments As Normal But Some Restrictions On Hospital Visitors Under Alert Level 2

Monday, 15 February 2021, 4:23 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Outpatients should attend hospital appointments as normal but some restrictions on hospital visitors will apply as the Bay of Plenty goes into Alert Level 2. With cases of COVID-19 identified in the Auckland community, the Bay of Plenty has been ... More >>

Tauranga Hospital Blood Donor ‘Heroes’ Recognised For Gift Of Life

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 8:29 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A woman inspired to give blood after losing her mum in a road traffic accident is just one of a team of ‘heroes’ at Tauranga Hospital who have been recognised by the NZ Blood Service. The NZ Blood Service presented Tauranga Hospital’s Team ... More >>

One-stop-shop Cardiology Centre Helps Attainment Of 2000 Heart Stents Milestone

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 9:17 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A one-stop-shop cardiology centre opened four years ago is delivering on its promise to bring care closer to home for Bay of Plenty heart patients. The dedicated Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory (Cath Lab) at Tauranga Hospital took its first patient ... More >>

Humble Role Model For Young People Earns Prestigious ‘local Hero’ Award

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 8:46 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Luke Gray has been recognised as a ‘local hero’ for his work supporting young people’s mental health in his community of Whakatāne. The Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) Occupational Therapist Luke said he was honoured and humbled ... More >>

Summer Students Support Important Research At Tauranga And Whakatāne Hospitals

Monday, 11 January 2021, 8:43 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

There are 19 new faces around Tauranga and Whakatāne hospitals this summer thanks to an annual Summer Studentship Programme. The programme, facilitated by the BOP Clinical Campus, gives medical students from across New Zealand an opportunity to ... More >>

Whakatāne Student Awarded Medical Grant

Thursday, 24 December 2020, 11:32 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Whakatāne’s Trident High School graduate Aman Singh is the fortunate recipient of this year’s Bay of Plenty Medical Students Acorn Financial Grant of $4,000. Aman is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Auckland and is currently ... More >>

‘Phenomenally Successful’ Outreach Clinic The Shape Of Things To Come

Friday, 18 December 2020, 11:00 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

An outreach clinic in Ōpōtiki has been labeled ‘phenomenally successful’ by organisers looking to reduce barriers to healthcare in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. “One of the main aims of an outreach clinic such as this was to reduce the barriers ... More >>

Delivering An Interprofessional Approach When Needed Most

Monday, 14 December 2020, 8:35 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Above: students from backgrounds including oral health therapy, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, nutrition and dietetics, social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, midwifery, speech language therapy, paramedicine, and optometry took part ... More >>

Grants Of Nearly $300,000 To Help Māori Health And Equity In The Bay Of Plenty

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 10:58 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

New grants totaling nearly $300,000 will be used to focus on Māori health advancement and improving equity in the Bay of Plenty. It has been announced that the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) has received three Health Sector Research Collaboration ... More >>

Be A Guardian Of The Future – Protect Against Measles

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 9:42 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A national campaign urging people between 15-30 years of age to get immunised against measles has been launched and the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) is strongly reinforcing this message. Measles is about 8 times more contagious than ... More >>

Health Warning Issued For Lake Rotoehu

Monday, 23 November 2020, 4:08 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A health warning has been issued for Lake Rotoehu due to a bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae. “This health warning means that people should avoid any activity which results in contact with the lake water,” says Dr Jim Miller, Medical ... More >>

Ground-Breaking Choir Improving Lives Of People With Neurological Conditions Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 4:59 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A ground-breaking choir which helps people with neurological conditions achieve a better quality of life is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The Brainwave Singers marked the special occasion by raising $2000 for Parkinson’s New Zealand, a cause ... More >>

Dental Schemes Delivering Dramatic Results And Bringing Healthy Smiles Back To Eastern Bay Students

Monday, 16 November 2020, 11:12 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Dental pain isn’t just a health issue for young Eastern Bay students, says one high school principal, it affects their education and their futures. Addressing that issue is just one of the motivating factors behind some innovative dental health ... More >>