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Wairarapa District Health Board - Latest News [Page 1]

Hospital desperately needs crutches returned

Monday, 3 April 2017, 1:42 pm | Wairarapa District Health Board

Wairarapa Hospital is holding a crutches amnesty in the hope of tracking down any crutches that people may have finished with but not returned. More >>

Falls are a serious cause of patient harm

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 3:22 pm | Wairarapa District Health Board

In Wairarapa, almost 250 people over 50 years old are hospitalised each year after suffering a fall. It has been estimated that one third of people aged over 65, and half of people over 80 years, suffer at least one fall per year. More >>

New approach aims to reduce Emergency Department wait times

Monday, 6 July 2015, 9:34 am | Wairarapa District Health Board

Wairarapa DHB is piloting a new system that aims to reduce the amount of time patients spend waiting to see a doctor. More >>

ACC Gives Wairarapa Hospital Thumbs Up

Thursday, 25 November 2010, 10:43 am | Wairarapa District Health Board

ACC gave Wairarapa Hospital the thumbs up for the way they manage their Health & Safety, after auditing the hospital in October. “I just want to congratulate our staff for their efforts,” says Cate Tyrer, Director of Quality, Safety and Risk. ... More >>

‘First Response’ trial pleases DHB and St John

Wednesday, 24 November 2010, 12:45 pm | Wairarapa District Health Board

Residents of South Wairarapa have benefited from the introduction of a St John after-hours First Response service, with crews despatched to 73 incidents in the last 4 months. More >>

Influenza update - Wairarapa

Friday, 6 August 2010, 9:09 am | Wairarapa District Health Board

Influenza update - Wairarapa The outbreak of influenza in the Wairarapa continues to spread, if school absenteeism rates are a measure. 18 of the 40 schools or training facilities now have 15% or more of their students off sick, up from 7 on Tuesday. ... More >>

Wairarapa outbreak confirmed as Swine Flu

Wednesday, 4 August 2010, 3:05 pm | Wairarapa District Health Board

The outbreak of illness at five Wairarapa Schools is likely to be H1N1 influenza, after some swabs taken from children’s throats earlier this week have returned positive. More >>

Joint appointment for Wairarapa and Hutt Valley

Wednesday, 9 June 2010, 1:26 pm | Wairarapa District Health Board

Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHB’s are working in partnership to share expertise and improve efficiency. In recent weeks, they have begun to roll out a shared payroll function, and today they announced the shared appointment of a Director of Allied ... More >>

Health Targets Results Explained

Monday, 1 March 2010, 10:48 am | Wairarapa District Health Board

Wirarapa DHB has continued to score well against the National Health Targets,despite slipping one or two percentage points on several measures. The results for the second quarter to December 09 have just been released by the Ministry of Health, and can ... More >>

Private hospital expansion benefits DHB

Tuesday, 19 January 2010, 5:07 pm | Wairarapa District Health Board

Wairarapa’s only private surgical facility, Selina Sutherland Hospital, has had plans approved to double its size this year, from 6 to 12 beds, with additional space also for future development. Co-located on the Wairarapa Hospital site, Selina Sutherland ... More >>

Lottery Winners give Wairarapa DHB new ambulance

Monday, 7 December 2009, 11:27 am | Wairarapa District Health Board

It was a “Big Monday’ for the Wairarapa Ambulance Service, as ‘Big Wednesday’ winners from the Irish Luck syndicate were on hand for blessing and commissioning of the brand new ambulance they have donated to Wairarapa DHB. From the 6.45am pick-up ... More >>

Volunteer Coordinator appointed for Kahukura Care

Tuesday, 14 July 2009, 11:02 am | Wairarapa District Health Board

Well known local woman Sue McKenna has been appointed as Volunteer Coordinator for Kahukura Palliative Care Services. Sue is no stranger to the Volunteer scene – for the last 2 years she has been part-time volunteer co-ordinator at Wairarapa Hospital, ... More >>

7 Wairarapa groups receive Baby Friendly Awards

Tuesday, 9 June 2009, 10:45 am | Wairarapa District Health Board

Breast feeding is the best gift a mother can give, according to Julie Stufkens Executive Officer of the NZ Breast Feeding Authority (NZBA). Julie was in town recently to present 7 Wairarapa health providers with awards, recognizing their outstanding contribution ... More >>

Community cooperation drives home health messages

Tuesday, 9 June 2009, 10:41 am | Wairarapa District Health Board

Have you checked out the window display of your local pharmacy lately? If so, then you might have noticed that the displays are co-ordinated to reflect events on the healthcare calendar such as vaccination programmes against cervical cancer or seasonal ... More >>

It Takes Three (HPV)

Wednesday, 25 March 2009, 10:53 am | Wairarapa District Health Board

It Takes Three (HPV) They’ve talked about their options, made the decision with their families, and had their consent forms signed. So, this week, Raumati Manaena-Awa (Chanel College), Dione Pourau (Masterton Intermediate School) and Hannah Lodge-Schnellenberg ... More >>

It’s All About Community

Wednesday, 10 December 2008, 1:38 pm | Wairarapa District Health Board

HPV Team 2 The Public Health team has reason to celebrate this week – and it’s nothing to do with the Christmas season. Instead, they are delighting in the news that the Wairarapa district has had the highest uptake rate of the HPV vaccination ... More >>

‘Move Me’ counts down

Tuesday, 3 June 2008, 12:54 am | Wairarapa District Health Board

‘Move Me’ counts down The Move Me year is coming to an end, with less than 6 weeks until 11 July, when the programme began last year. Lifestyle Champions Tere Torea, Gary McPhee and Nicky Poona are all using the Green Prescription process to ... More >>

Palliative Care Services Safe In Wairarapa

Wednesday, 14 May 2008, 9:36 am | Wairarapa District Health Board

Palliative Care Services Safe In Wairarapa Wairarapa CEO David Meates today moved to reassure the community that palliative care services are changing, not closing. More >>




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