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Transition Unit Improves Patient Flow

Friday, 1 September 2023, 2:55 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

A new transition unit to improve patient flow between the emergency department and wards at Taranaki Base Hospital has been hailed a resounding success, according to Unit Nurse Manager Jonele Woodhead. When the hospital’s new renal unit was opened ... More >>

Unmasked Visitors Putting Hospitals At Risk

Friday, 15 July 2022, 11:55 am | Taranaki District Health Board

There are concerns Hospital visitors taking their masks off within Taranaki Base and Hāwera Hospitals are increasing the risk of infecting patients with Covid-19. Our patients are some of the most vulnerable and we have now had a third episode ... More >>

Taranaki Vape Retailer Fails Undercover Operation

Friday, 1 July 2022, 3:34 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

One Taranaki local retailer has failed an undercover vaping controlled purchase operation (CPO) recently after selling vape juice containing nicotine to a 14 year old. The CPO was carried out by Te Whatu Ora / Health NZ Taranaki Public Health Unit ... More >>

Soup-er Wellness Wednesday Vaccination Clinics Extended To End Of Winter

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 3:05 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Following the success of Soup-er Wellness Wednesday at the New Plymouth and Hāwera vaccination centres throughout June, Taranaki DHB is extending the vaccination incentive to happen every Wednesday for the rest of Winter. Feedback about the clinic has been ... More >>

TDHB Supports Road Safety Survey

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 1:00 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

With 83 presentations to Taranaki hospital’s ED department in 2021 due to road accidents, Taranaki’s Public Health Unit (PHU) supports the New Plymouth District Council’s consultation on safer speeds on our region’s roads. The council’s ... More >>

Name The Crane – And Be In To Win An iPad!

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 5:47 am | Taranaki District Health Board

Something BIG is coming to Taranaki Base Hospital – and we are putting the call out to the Taranaki community to come up with a name for it! A 45m tall tower crane will be on site from the beginning of July as part of the Project Maunga Stage 2 ... More >>

Soup-er Wellness Wednesday Popularity Extends It To Every Wednesday In June

Monday, 6 June 2022, 4:20 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Following the success of Soup-er Wellness Wednesday at the New Plymouth and Hāwera vaccination centres earlier this week, Taranaki DHB is extending the vaccination incentive to happen every Wednesday in the month of June. Everyone who has a COVID-19, ... More >>

Long Weekend Means Restricted ED Visitors

Friday, 3 June 2022, 1:25 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

To prevent overcrowding and infection control, the Emergency Departments at New Plymouth and Hawera hospitals are requesting that visitor numbers be restricted to one support person for those presenting to ED over the long Queens Birthday weekend. ... More >>

Being A Voice For Whānau And Community Drives Newly Appointed Consumer Council Co-chairs

Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 4:09 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Passion for positive healthcare experiences has driven Paula King and Jane Parker-Bishop to be a voice for change in their newly appointed roles as co-chairs of the inaugural Taranaki District Health Board (DHB) Consumer Council. The Consumer Council will ... More >>

TDHB Calls For Return Of Hundreds Of Oximeter

Monday, 2 May 2022, 3:20 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Hundreds of oximeters that have been loaned to Covid patients to help them monitor and measure their blood oxygen level and pulse rate haven’t been returned and are needed for new Covid patients. More >>

Hospital ED Experiencing Its Own Emergency

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 12:19 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB is asking the public to save the Emergency Departments (ED) at Taranaki Base and Hāwera Hospital for Emergencies like accidents, serious pain and trauma this long weekend. When people with non-urgent health issues use another service, ... More >>

Reduction Of Healthcare Services And Restricted Hospital Visitor Policy As COVID-19 Cases Rise In Taranaki

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 1:04 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

With the increased number of positive COVID-19 cases in the community and hospital, and impacts on the healthcare workforce, Taranaki Base and Hāwera hospitals are looking to reduce some healthcare services and tighten the hospital visitor policy. ... More >>

Taranaki DHB Prepared For PSA Allied, Public Health And Technical Workforce Strike Action This Week

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 1:38 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

PSA Allied, Public Health and Technical MECA who are part of the New Zealand Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi union are planning to strike this Friday 4 March 0600hrs to Saturday 5 March 0600hrs. The action is for a full withdrawal ... More >>

Accessing Health Care In South Taranaki During Omicron Outbreak

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 1:58 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB is asking South Taranaki residents to confirm a booked appointment before accessing non-emergency care at The Practice. Taranaki DHB provides emergency care at Hāwera Emergency Department and non-emergency care at The Practice (STRHGP) ... More >>

Life-saving National Bowel Screening Programme Available In Taranaki

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 3:16 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

The National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP) launches in Taranaki Friday 13 August, bringing free screening to more than 21,000 Taranaki residents aged 60 - 74. Taranaki District Health Board is the 18th DHB to offer bowel screening as the programme is ... More >>

Sepsis Programme At Taranaki DHB A New Zealand First

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 2:46 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB is leading the way with a new programme of work aimed at early detection and treatment of sepsis. Sepsis (mate whakatāoke) is ‘blood poisoning’ or ‘toto pirau’ - sometimes called septicaemia. It’s a life-threatening condition that ... More >>

Good Start To COVID-19 Immunisation Programme In Taranaki

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 12:14 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

In the first week of the COVID-19 immunisation roll-out in Taranaki 120 people have been vaccinated including border workers and health care workers. Taranaki DHB’s General Manager Planning, Funding and Population Health, Becky Jenkins, says the ... More >>

Hāwera Hospital Leads Search For EMedicine System For Te Manawa Taki Region

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 7:15 am | Taranaki District Health Board

Hāwera Hospital may be small but it is taking giant steps in the search for an electronic medicines prescribing and administration (eMedicine) system for Te Manawa Taki (TMT, formerly Midland) region district health boards. Over the next six months ... More >>

New GP Service Helps To Meet Primary Healthcare Needs Of South Taranaki Community

Monday, 22 February 2021, 10:12 am | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB is hoping a new general practice operating out of Hāwera Hospital will help meet the primary healthcare needs of the South Taranaki community. The new general practice is one of many new services being offered to assist in improving ... More >>

Plan Your Holiday Health Care To Stay Well This Festive Season

Friday, 11 December 2020, 10:09 am | Taranaki District Health Board

As Taranaki’s hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) prepare for the busy festive season, the public are being encouraged to plan their holiday healthcare to reduce their chances of getting unwell and needing medical treatment over the Christmas/New ... More >>





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