Wairarapa DHB - Latest News [Page 1]

Peer counsellors support breastfeeding mums

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 5:10 pm | Wairarapa DHB

Breastfeeding mothers in Wairarapa have a great support network to ensure they and their baby can enjoy healthy breastfeeding, with 26 trained counsellors available for advice. More >>

Wairarapa Health Consumer Council Chair appointed

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 5:06 pm | Wairarapa DHB

Well known community identity and businesswoman Mena Antonio has been appointed as the first Wairarapa Health Consumer Council Chair, and will start the role immediately. More >>

Interim Chief Executive for Wairarapa and Hutt Valley DHBs

Friday, 1 May 2015, 12:31 pm | Wairarapa DHB

Dr Ian McPherson will take up the role of Interim Chief Executive for Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs, starting next week. Dr McPherson will continue in the role for the time that it takes each Board to recruit their Chief Executive. More >>

Faster cardiac care for Wairarapa patients

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 9:39 am | Wairarapa DHB

Wairarapa patients are benefiting from faster specialist cardiac treatment, thanks to a new agreement between Wairarapa and Capital & Coast DHBs, and Wellington Free Ambulance. Now when a patient in the Wairarapa suffers a heart attack, the responding ... More >>

Wairarapa and Hutt Valley CE to step down

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 2:56 pm | Wairarapa DHB

Chief Executive of Wairarapa and Hutt Valley DHBs Graham Dyer has announced he will be stepping down from both roles at the end of April. More >>

Shared Health Information for Pharmacists

Monday, 1 July 2013, 3:11 pm | Wairarapa DHB

Pharmacists working in the Wairarapa community will soon be able to access vital parts of patient shared health records from general practice. The aim of this project is to help health professionals collaborate more efficiently around patient health ... More >>

Second 3DHB executive appointment announced

Wednesday, 5 December 2012, 3:59 pm | Wairarapa DHB

The Chief Executives of the lower North Island DHBs today announced the appointment of Carolyn Cooper as the Executive Director of People and Culture for the their three DHBs. The new role will have responsibility for Human Resource functions, including ... More >>

‘Shared Care’ on-line in ED

Monday, 11 June 2012, 3:19 pm | Wairarapa DHB

Over the last few weeks a quiet revolution has taken place in our Emergency Department, as the Shared Care record went online for our three senior Emergency Department physicians. The Shared Care record is a summary of important information from your GPs medical ... More >>

Bio-degradable cocoons for babies and new mothers

Wednesday, 16 November 2011, 3:54 pm | Wairarapa DHB

There are approximately 500 births each year at Wairarapa Hospital, and about half of the women take their placenta home following a birth. Midwife, Carole Wheeler, has designed special containers to give to new mothers who wish to take their placenta ... More >>

Wairarapa patients to benefit from new online health record

Friday, 30 September 2011, 4:42 pm | Wairarapa DHB

Health record summaries from GP’s surgeries will soon be immediately available to hospital clinicians as a new system for accessing health records online is launched in Wairarapa. More >>

Wairarapa patients to benefit from new online health record

Monday, 1 August 2011, 12:06 pm | Wairarapa DHB

Health record summaries from GP’s surgeries will soon be immediately available to hospital clinicians as a new system for accessing health records online is launched in Wairarapa. More >>

Flu vaccination uptake continues

Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 10:35 am | Wairarapa DHB

Flu vaccination uptake continues “Didn’t even hurt,” said 17 year old Terence Samasoni at the Influenza Vaccination Clinic at Cameron House last week. Terence was the last of the seven children in his family to get vaccinated, with five of ... More >>

Health Resources website launched

Tuesday, 9 June 2009, 10:47 am | Wairarapa DHB

Health Resources website launched Year 8 Masterton Intermediate Student Chelsea Beech had ‘inside information’ when it came to preparing for her school speech competition entry on ‘Sugar and Fizz’ last week. Thanks to her mum Debbie, who works for ... More >>

Wairarapa DHB faces challenges

Thursday, 21 May 2009, 8:59 am | Wairarapa DHB

Wairarapa DHB faces challenges Wairarapa DHB has embarked on a wide-ranging group of projects to provide the basis for addressing health needs of the region over the next five to ten years while living within its financial means. More >>

Settlement the size of Carterton killed by smoking

Tuesday, 19 May 2009, 11:28 am | Wairarapa DHB

Settlement the size of Carterton wiped out by smoking deaths. Hone Hurihanganui, chief executive of Wairarapa health organisation Whaiora says the equivalent of a settlement slightly bigger than Carterton is wiped out each year because of smoking. More >>

Human Swine Influenza

Monday, 27 April 2009, 3:12 pm | Wairarapa DHB

Wairarapa DHB is monitoring the national and international information regarding the human swine influenza outbreak. Yesterday the Minister of Health announced that the country was in Code Yellow which is a heightened state of awareness and border ... More >>

Suicide prevention strategies take shape

Wednesday, 18 March 2009, 10:26 am | Wairarapa DHB

The needs of families and friends of people experiencing suicidal thoughts or actions are being recognised through some recently completed research into suicide prevention in the Wairarapa. More >>

Teen Diabetic Defies The Odds

Tuesday, 10 March 2009, 4:04 pm | Wairarapa DHB

When father-and-son team, Joe and Jamie Howells of Masterton set off from Cape Reinga on their cycles on January 2 this year, they had more than a few challenges ahead of them. Looking back, father Joe Howells says they really had no idea what they ... More >>

Palliative care service working well

Thursday, 6 November 2008, 12:48 pm | Wairarapa DHB

Kahukura, Wairarapa’s new service for caring for people who are terminally ill and their families has completed its first two months with strong demand. Since it began on 1 September, the service has cared for 66 patients and their families referred ... More >>

Dad speaks out

Tuesday, 14 October 2008, 10:06 am | Wairarapa DHB

As a policeman, Stu Martindale is well aware of his own limitations when it comes to keeping his daughter safe. So when it comes to encouraging her to undertake the series of vaccinations that will protect her against the most common types of cervical ... More >>