Hawke's Bay District Health Board - Latest News [Page 1]

HB Hospital Visitor Policy Updated - No Children Under 16 To Visit

Monday, 19 July 2021, 1:16 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay Hospital has updated its visitor policy to not allow children under 16 to visit as presentations to hospital of people with RSV increase. Chief Medical and Dental officer Dr Whyman said to protect healthy children from catching RSV, ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay Hospital Extremely Busy

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 2:08 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay Hospital has postponed some elective surgery and its restricted visiting policy remains in place as RSV, (respiratory syncytial virus), presentations continue in children and increase in adults. Hawke’s Bay Hospital currently has 27 children ... More >>

Visiting Restricted At Hawke’s Bay Hospital Due To RSV

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 12:21 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay Hospital has restricted visiting to its maternity unit, children’s ward and Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), Emergency Department (ED) and Intensive Care Unit to help prevent further spread of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) to very ... More >>

Marathon Runner Grateful To Hawke’s Bay Medical Community For Saving Her Life

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 11:38 am | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Tauranga runner and mother of two, Maree Rajpal (32) has thanked the team of first responders who saved her life when she went into sudden cardiac arrest during the Hawke’s Bay half marathon. Maree was competing on Saturday 14 May, along with 8,000 ... More >>

Government Funding To Help Drive Emissions Down

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 1:32 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay DHB welcomes Climate Change Minister James Shaw’s announcement that it will receive funding for an electric vehicle (EV) and to install charging infrastructure under the State Sector Decarbonisation Fund. The news follows last month’s announcement ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Anzac Service Details Released

Monday, 19 April 2021, 1:40 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Anzac Day commemorations to be held at Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldier’s Memorial Hospital this Sunday are expected to draw large crowds. Hawke’s Bay DHB Lead Hospital Chaplain Reverend Barbara Walker QSO says this year’s service will not only be ... More >>

COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin In Hawke’s Bay

Monday, 1 March 2021, 12:53 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

The first COVID-19 vaccinations were given in Hawke’s Bay last week to front line nurses so the vaccination to border workers can begin this week. Public Health nurse and COVID-19 educator Linda St George was the first of a group of primary care and ... More >>

New X-ray Unit Ready To Receive Patients

Friday, 12 February 2021, 11:37 am | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

A new fluoroscopy machine at Hawke’s Bay Hospital, which offers a reduced radiation dose and clearer images than the previous fluoroscopy machine, will be fully operational from next week. The replacement machine, which was unveiled last week, uses X-rays ... More >>

More Scanning And ‘digital High-fives’ And Less People In ED Health Officials Say

Friday, 22 January 2021, 11:42 am | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Health officials say they want to see more people using the NZ COVID Tracer app with the Bluetooth function enabled and less people in the emergency department ahead of the Six60 concert, which is expected to attract about 20,000. Medical Officer ... More >>

Abuse Of Hospital Staff Unacceptable

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 12:32 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay DHB’s chief executive Keriana Brooking says staff who work for the DHB, or in any other healthcare setting in Hawke’s Bay, should not have to face abuse, intimidation or violence of any kind at work. Mrs Brooking said the district ... More >>

Pilot’s COVID Career Detour to IT Project Management

Monday, 7 December 2020, 2:41 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Christian Rush recalls the surreal feeling of flying a Boeing 737-800 with almost no passengers on board before COVID-19 saw his 25-year career in aviation take a swift detour into IT project management. “Usually we would fly around 180 passengers ... More >>

Surgical Expansion At Hawke’s Bay Hospital To Start Early 2021

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 11:50 am | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Construction of a $20.8 million upgrade to Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s theatre is on track to start in early 2021. The upgrade will boost the number of operating theatres at the hospital from seven to eight and increase the number of public surgical procedures ... More >>

Avoid Shellfish Collection Following Napier Flood

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 3:42 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is warning people not to harvest shellfish from Hawke Bay until 7 December, following Napier’s flood event. Medical Officer of Health Dr Nick Jones said the warning was due to the health risk of eating shellfish ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay Medical Officer Of Health, Dr Nick Jones Awarded Public Service Medal

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 1:34 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay DHB’s Chief Executive, Keriana Brooking, said she was thrilled for Dr Nick Jones who was awarded a New Zealand Public Service Medal at Te Rā Ratonga Tūmatanui, Public Service Day Awards, held last night, (Monday, 2 November). Mrs ... More >>

Swabs To Be Collected From Crew On Ken Rei Vessel, Napier

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 3:45 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

The Doctors, Napier has been contracted by the Ken Rei ship’s charter company to test and collect COVID-19 swabs from the crew on-board this vessel anchored at sea, near Napier, this afternoon. A helicopter will land on the ship, weather permitting ... More >>

COVID Testing Available This Long Weekend

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 10:59 am | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

With tourism numbers expected to spike in Hawke’s Bay this long weekend, Hawke’s Bay health officials are encouraging people to stay home if sick, keep track of where they’ve been and practise good hand hygiene. Hawke’s Bay District Health Board ... More >>

Over 600 More Operations For Hawke’s Bay People

Monday, 19 October 2020, 3:20 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

An agreement between Hawke’s Bay DHB and two private surgical providers will see 631 additional operations for Hawke’s Bay people. Chief Operating Officer Chris Ash said he was very pleased to announce the new agreements with Royston Hospital, ... More >>

Quick To Spot Melanoma

Monday, 19 October 2020, 11:51 am | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Dale Salamonson knew something wasn’t right when he noticed a strange spot on his right shoulder. It looked different from the other moles on his body with a dark border around a light spot. With a family history of melanoma, Mr Salamonson was ... More >>

Pasifika The Heroes Of Our Community

Friday, 21 August 2020, 1:34 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

More Pasifika people are taking a COVID-19 test in Hawke’s Bay than any other population group. Data collected by Hawke’s Bay District Health Board reveals that Pasifika have been the most tested community group by population since May, thanks ... More >>

Testing Continues In Hawke’s Bay

Friday, 14 August 2020, 1:55 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Over 500 people were tested for COVID-19 in Hawke’s Bay yesterday (Thursday 13 August) with no-one returning a positive test so far. Hawke’s Bay DHB Medical Officer Nick Jones said people in Hawke’s Bay with cold and flu like symptoms were being ... More >>