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The Gift Of Community Kindness - Whangārei Hospital’s Children's Ward Christmas Wonderland

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 3:28 pm | Northland DHB

Christmas arrived early at Whangārei Hospital’s children's ward this week, thanks to a handful of joyful elves from the Northland community. <img src="" width="720" height="642"> Judith, George, Bron and Carina ... More >>

Tobacco And Vape “Mystery Shopping” Operation Shows Crack-down On Underage Illegal Sales Is Paying Off

Friday, 10 November 2023, 3:50 pm | Northland DHB

A recent Controlled Purchase Operation (CPO) of 20 tobacco and vape retailers throughout the Far North and Whangārei districts shows public health efforts to educate retailers and prevent underage sales are paying off. During the operation, underage trained ... More >>

New Northland COVID-19 Case Confirmed

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 2:36 pm | Northland DHB

One new case of COVID-19 has been reported in Northland today and is the third reported since yesterday afternoon. The case is linked to the Kaitaia cluster and is a close contact of a person from that group. This brings the total of the current outbreak ... More >>

Four Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Northland

Saturday, 23 October 2021, 1:51 pm | Northland DHB

Northland DHB is strongly encouraging people to get vaccinated and tested, following confirmation of four confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Northland. All four cases are related to each other and the two newest cases are children under 12 years of ... More >>

Positive COVID-19 Case Under Investigation In Northland

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 2:02 pm | Northland DHB

Northland DHB has been notified that a person tested for COVID-19 at the Community Testing Centre in Whangarei on 4 October has returned a weak positive result which may turn out to be a false positive. The situation is under investigation and a repeat ... More >>

Northland DHB Tsunami Evacuation Zone Information

Friday, 5 March 2021, 11:25 am | Northland DHB

Please be advised that Kaitaia, Bay of Islands, Dargaville and Whangarei Hospitals are not in the tsunami evacuation zone. The hospitals are safe, and all necessary preparations have been made in case the tsunami makes land. Any Northland DHB staff ... More >>

Being Prepared For COVID-19 In Northland

Sunday, 29 March 2020, 4:24 pm | Northland DHB

Dr Wilkinson has been setting up the clinical response to ensure the Northland DHB is ready for the potential for Covid-19 to change the way we work. She says there are several aspects to a clinical response: Being ready for an increase in the number ... More >>

Stunt Fight School Provides a Lifetime Opportunity

Friday, 6 December 2019, 11:09 am | Northland DHB

A group of local people, many who have never had a job, were given the opportunity of a lifetime last weekend when the New Zealand Stunt School (NZSS) came to Otangarei to run a Stunt Fight School workshop. More >>

Telehealth Links Rural Hospitals to ICU

Friday, 25 October 2019, 9:52 am | Northland DHB

Northland DHB has developed a new mobile Telehealth Cart and linked all of its Rural Hospitals (Kaitaia, Bay of Islands, Dargaville and in 2020 Rawene) to the Intensive Care Unit at Whangarei Hospital. More >>

New Mobile Dental Unit Ready to Hit the Road

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 9:09 am | Northland DHB

Northland DHB’s latest mobile dental unit (MDU) was officially named Kōtare and blessed yesterday at Tohorā House, making it ready to be put to work for the benefit of Northland children’s oral health far and wide. More >>

Fifth case of measles in Northland

Friday, 31 May 2019, 1:56 pm | Northland DHB

A fifth case of measles has been confirmed in Northland, resulting in more people being placed into isolation. More >>

Online Health Needs Assessment tool live in Northland

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 1:12 pm | Northland DHB

Northland DHB has launched a web-based interactive version of the Health Needs Assessment. More >>

MenW Vaccination Campaign reaches mid-point in Northland

Friday, 21 December 2018, 4:01 pm | Northland DHB

While nearly 11,000 Northlanders have been vaccinated in just 16 days; Medical Officer of Health Dr Jose Ortega Benito cautions the public not to become complacent, as we have only reached the mid-point of the campaign. More >>

The Marlin Hotel goes Smokefree

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 2:02 pm | Northland DHB

The only smoking you will find at the Marlin Hotel in Whangaroa is smoked marlin on the menu. The Marlin Hotel has gone totally smokefree and believed to be the first ‘local pub’ in Northland to do so. More >>

Raising meningococcal disease awareness amongst doctors

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 4:50 pm | Northland DHB

It is truly tragic that three people in Northland have lost their lives to this dangerous disease, however we question the assertions that we should have warned the public earlier. More >>

Whangarei Moves Closer to Smokefree 2025

Friday, 26 October 2018, 1:20 pm | Northland DHB

Yesterday Whangarei District Council (WDC) made history as the first of Northland’s three councils to introduce a comprehensive progressive smokefree policy. Councillors were applauded by the those present in the public gallery as they voted unanimously ... More >>

Tragic suspected meningococcal disease death

Monday, 22 October 2018, 6:27 pm | Northland DHB

Tragic suspected meningococcal disease death The 16-year-old male from Kerikeri, who had been among 190 people attending the St John youth camp on Motutapu Island this weekend, died in Auckland City Hospital on Saturday of suspected meningococcal ... More >>

Sewage Spill – Kawakawa, Bay of Islands

Sunday, 21 October 2018, 1:57 pm | Northland DHB

The Public Health Unit (PHU), Northland District Health Board, has issued a public health warning following a sewage spill at Kawakawa Hospital. More >>

Minister of Health Announces Local Investment

Friday, 19 October 2018, 11:05 am | Northland DHB

Today, the Minister of Health Dr David Clark announced $24M towards improving facilities at Whangarei Hospital. More >>

Northland scholarships announced

Monday, 15 October 2018, 1:59 pm | Northland DHB

Four Northland DHB staff will benefit from a scholarship that encourages staff to further their education. The scholarship was made possible by an anonymous $50,000 donation. More >>





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