Northland District Health Board - Latest News [Page 3]

Latest Controlled Purchase Operations Bring Disappointing Results In Northland

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 3:06 pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB and NZ Police staff conducted two Controlled Purchase Operations at licensed premises throughout Northland this week and are disappointed with the results. During the two operations, the underage volunteers aged 17 years attempted to purchase ... More >>

Stepping Towards Success

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 2:59 pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB is working towards increasing their capacity to provide staff training in an evidence-based programme designed to deliver coping strategies and support to whānau affected by a loved one’s substance use. The 5-Step Method was developed ... More >>

No Confirmed Or Active Covid-19 Cases In Northland

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 2:47 pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB has seen an increase in demand for Covid-19 testing on the back of recent reports of confirmed cases at the border and government managed quarantine. “Currently there are NO active, confirmed or probable cases of Covid-19 in Northland, ... More >>

A Rebirth For Endoscopy In Northland

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 12:03 pm | Northland District Health Board

After years of research, collaborative planning and a full refit, the former maternity unit at Whangarei Hospital has been rebirthed as Te Wāhi Tirohia Oranga Whēkau, Northland DHBs new Endoscopy Suite, which when translated means, ‘looking inside ... More >>

Northland GPs Revolutionise Delivery Of Primary Care

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 11:01 am | Northland District Health Board

COVID-19 has encouraged Northland GPs to find new ways of undertaking patient consultations that are outside of the usual face-to-face model in order to prevent the risk of infection spreading, while still providing the same high level of care. In March ... More >>

Sacrifices Made To Keep Virus Free

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 4:15 pm | Northland District Health Board

The bonds between staff and patients at the Jim Carney Cancer Treatment Centre have grown stronger after both groups made immense sacrifices to keep the unit virus free throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the specialised nature of the work at the ... More >>

Putting Northlanders First

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 4:13 pm | Northland District Health Board

Several Northland DHB staff have made the impossible choice to separate themselves from their children during COVID-19 pandemic so they can care for patients in the community and at our hospitals. They now ask Northlanders to continue sticking to ... More >>

Virtual Appointments Ensure Continuity Of Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 11:13 am | Northland District Health Board

Thousands of outpatient appointments that would normally have been cancelled during the COVID-19 lockdown have been able to go ahead due to the use of digital technology. Waitematā District Health Board has extended the rollout of its virtual appointment ... More >>

COVID-19 Testing Across Northland Increases

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 2:27 pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB is increasing the COVID-19 testing across the rohe in partnership with Māori Health Providers. The nine providers will provide mobile services reaching into the smaller communities they currently visit. “The Providers have well established ... More >>

Northland Situation Update – New Confirmed Case In Northland

Friday, 17 April 2020, 4:41 pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland’s total confirmed cases of Covid-19 has increased to 27, the latest case currently in a stable condition at Whangarei Hospital. A man in his 70s was admitted after presenting quite unwell with flu like symptoms. He had been unwell ... More >>

Hospital Rich With Inspiration

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 4:22 pm | Northland District Health Board

After delaying putting pen to paper for almost all his life, Northland DHB nurse, Jason Drake, has published his first book which he plans to offer as a free download to those looking for a good thriller/murder mystery to distract them from COVID-19. ... More >>

Zones Set Up To Keep Patients Safe In Our Hospitals

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 5:02 pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB wants the community to be confident that if they require medical attention, they are safe to present at any of the hospitals in Northland. Separate zones have been created to accommodate those presenting with COVID-19 symptoms and those needing ... More >>

NDHB Situation Update And Important Info Re Latest Confirmed Case Of COVID-19

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 4:59 pm | Northland District Health Board

Did you shop at New World Kaikohe from 20-30 March? Northland Public Health Officials advise anyone who shopped at New World Kaikohe between 20 and 30 March to keep a close eye on their health. This is following the contact tracing conducted on the More >>

Lessons To Learn From

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 12:03 pm | Northland District Health Board

After seeing colleagues in Spain struggling to cope with the escalating numbers of COVID-19 cases, Northland man, Rafael Calonge decided to help out health workers here by producing 3D printed face masks to add to stocks. Although not practising ... More >>

Northland DHB Introduces Intra-hospital E-referrals

Monday, 30 March 2020, 1:26 pm | Northland District Health Board

Referrals between hospital departments in Northland DHB can now be made electronically, saving precious time and improving patient safety. GPs have been e-referring into hospitals in the region since 2013 but referrals between hospital departments were ... More >>

Temporary Changes To Limit Visitor Numbers At Hospitals And Facilities – Effective From Today

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 6:14 pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB Chief Medical Officer Dr Mike Roberts today announced significant temporary changes to the DHB’s visitor policy in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). “As part of our efforts to reduce the chances of COVID-19 or any other infection ... More >>

Recipients Receive Reprieve From Full Fees

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 3:28 pm | Northland District Health Board

An anonymous donation by a member of the public is supporting three Northland DHB employees by funding 65 percent of their educational studies this year. The JRBM Unregulated Health Workers Fund provides an opportunity to staff who have been with ... More >>

Once Upon A Time In Northland

Friday, 28 February 2020, 10:20 am | Northland District Health Board

Thanks to Taika Waititi’s recent Oscar win, the New Zealand film industry is getting more and more attention, and a group of Northlanders are planning to get themselves quite literally, in, on all the action. With funding and support from Northland DHB ... More >>

Reverend Sue White RetiresThird Time Lucky

Monday, 3 February 2020, 11:26 am | Northland District Health Board

Colleagues from across Northland DHB expressed heartfelt gratitude for the care, support and wisdom Ecumenical Chaplain Reverend Sue White had given them and patients over the years at her retirement morning tea on Friday. More >>

Construction Projects Underway at Whangarei Hospital

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 5:04 pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB is pleased to confirm that further construction work to extend services and capacity at Whangarei Hospital began this week. More >>