Wairarapa DHB - Latest News [Page 2]

Wairarapa DHB CEO takes up new challenge

Monday, 15 September 2008, 11:22 am | Wairarapa DHB

Wairarapa District Health Board’s Chief Executive, David Meates, has accepted a new position as Chief Executive of Canterbury DHB. More >>

Pay settlement agreed with junior doctors' union

Tuesday, 9 September 2008, 4:38 pm | Wairarapa DHB

District Health Boards are delighted to have agreed terms of settlement for a new MECA with the New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association says spokesperson David Meates. More >>

Free Cervical Cancer vaccination programme begins

Monday, 1 September 2008, 10:28 am | Wairarapa DHB

Over a year ago, Featherston mother Vicki paid for her daughter, Courtney, to be vaccinated against HPV – the virus that can cause cervical cancer. Courtney was only 12 at the time but Vicki, a Registered Nurse, knew that this is the optimal ... More >>

Wairarapa helps break national record

Monday, 4 August 2008, 2:00 pm | Wairarapa DHB

For the first time, Wairarapa mothers have helped New Zealand break their ‘Big Latch’ record, with 27 mums and babies gathered at the YMCA and simultaneously breastfeeding at 10.30am on Friday. The total for New Zealand was 1111, up from 937 ... More >>

Tina TeTau hands smokefree legacy to granddaughter

Wednesday, 21 May 2008, 11:35 am | Wairarapa DHB

11 years ago this month, Tina Te Tau-brown gave up smoking for the 8th time. “I’d been smoking for about 25 years and I started at aged 12 or 13,” she grimaces. “I’ve been smokefree ever since then. I had planned to give up on Mother’s ... More >>

Distance judgement faulty says DHB

Tuesday, 5 February 2008, 4:40 pm | Wairarapa DHB

The National Party health spokesperson has given a clear demonstration of the dangers of distance judgement and should look harder before jumping to erroneous conclusions, says Wairarapa DHB CEO David Meates. More >>

Wairarapa appreciates tertiary back-up

Thursday, 6 December 2007, 3:36 pm | Wairarapa DHB

Clinical staff at Wairarapa Hospital have spoken out to support the care given by their colleagues at Wellington Hospital. More >>

Palliative Care services to take a leap forward

Tuesday, 4 December 2007, 11:38 am | Wairarapa DHB

Media Release From: Jill Stringer Date: 3 December 2007 Subject: DHB developing better integrated Palliative Care services Wairarapa’s Palliative Care services are poised to take a leap forward. More >>

Wairarapa is a ‘Baby friendly’ community

Tuesday, 4 December 2007, 11:36 am | Wairarapa DHB

Subject: Wairarapa is a ‘Baby friendly’ community Wairarapa is set to be the first community in New Zealand to be accredited as a ‘Baby friendly community’ by the New Zealand Breastfeeding Association. This initiative was designed to support ... More >>

Top Surgeon Operates at Wairarapa Hospital

Wednesday, 5 September 2007, 12:03 am | Wairarapa DHB

Top Surgeon Operates at Wairarapa Hospital Wairarapa Hospital today welcomes visiting Professor and internationally recognised joint replacement expert, Guido Grappiolo, to work with local Orthopaedic Surgeon Ian Denholm. It is the first time an orthopaedic ... More >>

Nicky dances with her ‘star’

Tuesday, 21 August 2007, 11:39 am | Wairarapa DHB

Like the celebrities off ‘Dancing with the stars’, Wairarapa Health Promoter Nicky Poona is finding ballroom dancing a great way to get fit and work off the kilos. Nicky is one of three high-profile ‘Lifestyle Champions’ to undertake the ‘Move ... More >>

Eating out is not out

Tuesday, 14 August 2007, 10:03 am | Wairarapa DHB

Eating out is definitely not off the menu, according local Lifestyle Champions Tere Torea, Nicky Poona and Gary McPhee. The three are now 6 weeks into their ‘Move Me’ programme – a year long programme designed to help them make sustainable ... More >>

Trials and temptations for the ‘Move Me’ Three

Tuesday, 7 August 2007, 10:50 am | Wairarapa DHB

Trials and temptations for the ‘Move Me’ Three It’s not exactly a ‘piece of cake’ undertaking the ‘Move Me’ programme, according to Lifestyle Champion and Carterton mayor Gary McPhee. More >>

Supporters rally around Move Me champions

Tuesday, 31 July 2007, 11:37 am | Wairarapa DHB

Supporters rally around Move Me champions The three Wairarapa “Lifestyle Champions’ have all reached their 1 month milestone, and all are changing more than just their shape, thanks to the help and support from a wide range of people. More >>

Move Me champions focus on food

Tuesday, 24 July 2007, 4:44 pm | Wairarapa DHB

The year-long journey towards health and fitness is really starting to ‘bite’ for the three Lifestyle Champions this week. Pacific Island community coordinator Tere Torea, Health promoter Nicky Poona and Carterton Mayor Gary McPhee have undertaken ... More >>

'Move Me' Project Launches -- Wairarapa DHB

Tuesday, 10 July 2007, 4:35 pm | Wairarapa DHB

'Move me' project launches tomorrow This week the Wairarapa DHB confronts a 'Big' problem head on, with three high profile people becoming 'Lifestyle Champions' and very publicly steppi More >>

Wairarapa Tops For Baby Immunisations

Thursday, 14 June 2007, 8:46 pm | Wairarapa DHB

Wairarapa has topped New Zealand for their work in immunising babies under 12 months. The DHB lists the health of children and young people as one of its health priorities. More >>

Wairarapa Hospital Volunteers Launch New Service

Thursday, 14 June 2007, 8:42 pm | Wairarapa DHB

Wairarapa Hospital volunteers are launching a new service - tracking down of overdue loan equipment - while they are celebrating 'Volunteers Week' next week. More >>