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Breaking Boundaries For Over Sixty Years

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 2:21 pm | Northland District Health Board

Whangārei Hospital laboratory scientist Shirley Gates credits being useful, having science in her blood and ongoing learning, as reasons for keeping her working well into her eighties. <img src="" ... More >>

Radiation Oncology Facility Construction Underway

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 6:09 pm | Northland District Health Board

Crown funding has been approved to build a radiation oncology facility at Whangarei Hospital. The new facility will expand the Jim Carney Cancer Treatment Centre (JCCTC). It will include one Linear Accelerator (LINAC), two bunkers (one for future growth), ... More >>

Lived Experience Leads To National Platform And Award Recognition

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 10:25 am | Northland District Health Board

Jason Haitana has a compelling story to share, and he’s not afraid to share it. As a very young boy, from the age of four to the age of 10, Jason was sexually and physically abused by whānau members. The experience of recovering from abuse to ... More >>

Influenza Vaccinations Available From 1 April

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 5:42 pm | Northland District Health Board

With winter looming, Friday 1 April marks the start date for the Influenza Vaccination programme here in Northland to protect against the most common flu strains entering our community. Influenza (or the Flu) symptoms can include fever, chills, aches, ... More >>

Karakia Provides An Anchor Point As Manaia House Project Moves Forward

Monday, 28 February 2022, 10:45 am | Northland District Health Board

Manaia House has taken a significant step towards achieving its vision of providing an accessible, centrally-located, fit-for-purpose facility for tāngata whaiora, whānau, and staff with a karakia at the site to bless workers and the start of the ... More >>

COVID-19 Outbreak In Dargaville

Friday, 25 February 2022, 3:41 pm | Northland District Health Board

An increasing number of COVID-19 cases have been notified in Dargaville this week. Since Monday 21 February more than 50 cases have been notified to Public Health and they are urging anyone experiencing any symptoms to get a test at the Dargaville ... More >>

Northland Reaches 90% First Dose

Thursday, 10 February 2022, 4:21 pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland has now reached the COVID-19 90% first dose target. "In the face of an Omicron outbreak, we need all eligible Northlanders to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to minimise the risk and maximise the protection we need to combat the virus." ... More >>

Omicron Has Replaced Delta As The Dominant Variant Of COVID-19 In Northland

Friday, 4 February 2022, 2:49 pm | Northland District Health Board

Omicron has replaced Delta as the dominant variant of COVID-19 in Northland. "There were twenty-one new cases notified to the Public Health Unit in the past 24 hours – the highest number of cases notified in a day for Northland," noted Medical ... More >>

Te Kotuku Extension Construction Commences

Tuesday, 11 January 2022, 10:47 am | Northland District Health Board

The Infrastructure and Commercial Services team is excited to announce that the Te Kotuku Extension project started yesterday, Monday, 10 January 2022. The project will complete the fit-out and vertical expansion originally allowed for when Te Kotuku ... More >>

CE Quashes Nasty Rumour Being Spread By Anti-vaxxers

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 11:01 am | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB chief executive Dr Nick Chamberlain was shocked to hear that he was at the centre of a nasty rumour spread by anti-vaxxers that he had a severe heart attack following a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Dr Chamberlain is happy to dispel ... More >>

Northland Cardiologists Urge All Patients To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 3:04 pm | Northland District Health Board

The cardiology service at Northland District Health Board is aware that some patients with heart problems have declined vaccination because they are concerned about the potential risk of myopericarditis. We the undersigned cardiologists endorse vaccinations ... More >>

Saturday Vaccination Events In Whangārei Hope To Boost Numbers

Friday, 12 November 2021, 10:51 am | Northland District Health Board

The COVID-19 cases in Northland from this current outbreak have already exceeded the total number of cases reported in the region throughout 2020. Northland DHB, the nine Māori Health providers, twenty GP practices and eleven pharmacies are tirelessly ... More >>

The Upper Northland Will Move To Alert Level 3 At 11:59pm On Tuesday 2 November 2021

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 7:02 pm | Northland District Health Board

The Upper Northland will move to Alert Level 3 at 11:59pm on Tuesday 2 November 2021. This will be reviewed on Monday 8 November 2021. A boundary will be put in place which will run through the centre of the Hokianga Harbour to the Mangamuka ... More >>

National Bowel Screening Programme Rolls Out In Northland

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 3:43 pm | Northland District Health Board

The National Bowel Screening Programme begins in Northland on 2 November offering free bowel screening to around 36,000 residents, potentially detecting 44 cancers in the first year. Eligible people, aged 60-74 years, will be sent an invitation ... More >>

Northland Residents Are Encouraged To Continue Checking The Ministry Of Health Website For Any Locations Of Interest

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 4:41 pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland residents are encouraged to continue checking the Ministry of Health website for any locations of interest, remain vigilant for symptoms and continue to be tested if symptoms develop. Auckland Regional Public Health Service are continuing to investigate ... More >>

Public Health Update Related To Concerns Regarding Potential COVID-19 Exposure In The Kaitaia Area

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 2:34 pm | Northland District Health Board

We want to provide a public health update related to our community members' concerns regarding potential COVID-19 exposure in the Kaitaia area. Our Public Health Unit advises that a woman who has tested positive for COVID-19 in Auckland was also in ... More >>

Community Help Design Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for Children in Schools

Friday, 17 September 2021, 1:05 pm | Northland District Health Board

The call is going out for local school, iwi and agency representatives to contribute to the design of the mental health and wellbeing initiative Mana Ake to support school students aged 5 – 12 years in Te Tai Tokerau to build resilience for their future. ... More >>

Northland Waste Kaitaia support mental health and wellbeing

Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 12:47 pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland Waste is working together with Northland DHB and Te Mana Oranga to support people with mental health challenges into work. Two newly employed staff, James Firth and Scott Foster, are eight weeks into their new roles with Northland Waste. Northland ... More >>

More Than 100,000 COVID-19 Doses Delivered In Northland

Sunday, 22 August 2021, 3:58 pm | Northland District Health Board

Essential workers including Police, supermarkets, dairies and petrol stations can book their vaccination appointment as part of Group 2c. Northland DHB Senior Responsible Officer for the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Jeanette Wedding ... More >>

Rongoā Māori clinic opens its doors in Bay of Islands Hospit

Monday, 16 August 2021, 2:35 pm | Northland District Health Board

As part of the DHB funded Rongoā Māori pilot services, Bay of Islands Hospital now has a dedicated clinic space for traditional Rongoā healing. Following feedback from whānau across Te Tai Tokerau, Northland DHB worked together with the Rongoā ... More >>