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12 confirmed cases of mumps in Hamilton, most from one night

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 4:03 pm | Waikato District Health Board

The Medical Officer of Health has confirmed 12 cases of mumps, three being Waikato University students and nearly all probably exposed at the same location on Hood Street, Hamilton on Saturday 12 October. More >>

Thousands of children not protected from measles AND mumps

Friday, 1 November 2019, 4:11 pm | Waikato District Health Board

The Waikato DHB estimates that there are between 5,000 to 6,000 children in the Waikato under the age of 15 that have not been fully immunised against the measles virus and mumps. More >>

Confirmed measles case at Tokoroa wedding

Friday, 18 October 2019, 12:44 pm | Waikato District Health Board

The Medical Officer of Health Dr Richard Hoskins has been informed there was a child confirmed to be infectious with measles after attending a wedding in Tokoroa on Friday 11 October. More >>

New measles cases confirmed in Hamilton makes Waikato 23

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 4:19 pm | Waikato District Health Board

The Medical Officer of Health Dr Richard Hoskins has confirmed two new measles cases today (3 October 2019) taking Waikato numbers to 23 since 1 August 2019 (total cases since January 2019 is 37). More >>

Waikato measles update

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 11:22 am | Waikato District Health Board

The most recent update nationally, is the priority for limited vaccines are for childhood scheduled immunisations and ensuring they are delivered on time. More >>

Measles in the Waikato Rises to 13

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 6:34 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato DHB’s Medical Officer Dr Richard Hoskins has today (11 September) confirmed 13 cases in the Waikato, including Hamilton, Paeroa and Morrinsville. More >>

Partnership is the key to better cancer outcomes for Māori

Monday, 2 September 2019, 8:05 am | Waikato District Health Board

Hei Āhuru Mōwai, the Māori Cancer Leadership Board, says achieving equitable cancer care for Māori is an urgent priority. Chair, Dr Nina Scott says that while the new National Cancer Plan is promising, the group believes that accelerated Maori partnership ... More >>

Waikato hospital honours cancer patient’s legacy

Friday, 30 August 2019, 12:27 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato Hospital’s Haematology and Oncology Ward hosted a special event on 29 August to honour the generosity of past patient Angela Sunkel who gave $100,000 to the ward through charity Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC). More >>

Measles warning new confirmed cases in the Waikato

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 3:41 pm | Waikato District Health Board

The Medical Officer of Health has been notified of three new confirmed cases of measles in the Waikato region in the last two weeks, some linked to South Auckland. More >>

Measles outbreak in the Waikato

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 5:08 pm | Waikato District Health Board

The Medical Officer of Health has been notified of a confirmed case of measles in Thames. Some household members of this case are now in quarantine in case they develop measles. It appears that this person may have been exposed in the vicinity of the ... More >>

Retailers sell cigarettes to minors in Hamilton

Friday, 19 July 2019, 9:32 am | Waikato District Health Board

Twelve tobacco retailers in Hamilton City area sold cigarettes to underage volunteers in a tobacco controlled purchase operation by Waikato District Health Board’s Public Health team. More >>

Measles outbreak in the Waikato

Friday, 18 January 2019, 10:28 am | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato DHB Medical Officer of Health, Dr Richard Hoskins is urging people to catch up on measles immunisations and to take appropriate action if they think they might have measles. The Medical Officer of Health has been notified of six cases of measles ... More >>

Sepsis clinical tools work straight away at Waikato Hospital

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 5:26 pm | Waikato DHB

Sepsis can be treated; the challenge is detection in the early stages and ensuring six key steps are taken in the first hour of recognition. This "Sepsis Six" doubles a patient’s chance of survival and is a core component of a sepsis improvement ... More >>

Telehealth Improving the Power of Speech

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 11:23 am | Waikato DHB

The popularity of telehealth technology is revolutionizing the way Waikato District Health Board Speech Language Therapists deliver care to rural patients in need of vital treatment to help them communicate and lead more positive lives. More >>

Submissions open for Proposed Waikato District Plan

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:41 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Council’s Proposed Waikato District Plan has been notified and the community can now make a submission. More >>

Waikato DHB Responds to SSC Report

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 10:19 am | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato DHB has welcomed the State Services Commission report into unauthorised and unjustified spending by its former chief executive Dr Nigel Murray. You can read the report here http://www.ssc.govt.nz/waikato-dhb-investigation-findings More >>

CEO Dr Nigel Murray to resign with immediate effect

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 2:12 pm | Waikato District Health Board

CEO Dr Nigel Murray to resign with immediate effect following repayment of funds to Waikato DHB More >>

Dave Macpherson on Baby's Death at Waikato Hospital

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 8:38 am | Waikato District Health Board

Statement by Waikato DHB Board member Dave Macpherson regarding the latest reported death of a baby at Waikato Hospital More >>

Sepsis - have you heard of this common killer?

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 12:48 pm | Waikato District Health Board

In 2015, Chiefs assistant coach, Andrew Strawbridge came as close to death as you can get whilst on tour to Samoa. More >>

New Pacific health profile a first for Waikato

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 2:33 pm | Waikato District Health Board

And it is forecasted to increase by 70 per cent by 2028 according to the new health profile created by Waikato District Health Board’s (DHB) Population Health team. More >>

 

 

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