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Pregnant Coromandel women urged to contact Thames birthing unit if they do not have a midwife.

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, All news, Coromandel, Health, LMC, Midwives, Press Release, Public Sector, Thames Birthing Unit, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Pregnant Coromandel women urged to contact Thames birthing unit if they do not have a midwife.

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Pregnant Coromandel women urged to contact Thames birthing unit if they do not have a midwife. A shortage of Lead Maternity Carers (LMCs) in the Coromandel area has led Waikato DHB to urge pregnant women in the area to contact the Birthing Unit at […]

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Aloha Hapū Wānanga

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Hāpu Wānanga, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Women and Children  /  Comments Off on Aloha Hapū Wānanga

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Aloha Hapū Wānanga L/R: Momi from Hawaii with manager Kelly Spriggs from Hāpu Wānanga Waikato DHB’s Hapū Wānaga, a birthing programme for expectant mums, is spreading across the Pacific with interest to improve indigenous health in Hawaii. The fresh and fun kaupapa Māori programme […]

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Waikato DHB regains its accreditation for registrar training in Womens Health

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, accreditation, All news, Health, junior doctors, Press Release, Public Sector, RANZCOG, registrar, Tanya Maloney, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Women's Health  /  Comments Off on Waikato DHB regains its accreditation for registrar training in Womens Health

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Waikato DHB regains its accreditation for registrar training in Womens Health Waikato DHB is being reaccredited for training registrars (also known as junior doctors) in its Women’s Health service, subject to formal ratification by the board of the Royal Australian and NZ College of […]

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Health workers in the Waikato DHB region will now have one click access to patient health information.

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, All news, Damian Tomic, GP, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Health workers in the Waikato DHB region will now have one click access to patient health information.

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Health workers in the Waikato DHB region will now have one click access to patient health information. Health workers in the Waikato DHB region are now just one click away from patient health information held in the general practice or hospital systems. Hospital doctors […]

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Waikato DHB launches new Consumer Council

By   /  February 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, All news, Consumer Council, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Waikato DHB launches new Consumer Council

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Waikato DHB launches new Consumer Council Waikato DHB launched its new Consumer Council at a powhiri last week to enable the Waikato people to have more of a say into how their health service is run. The Consumer Council will work in partnership with […]

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Waikato DHB Board approves deficit budget forecast

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, All news, Budget, deficit, Derek Wright, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Waikato DHB Board approves deficit budget forecast

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Waikato DHB Board approves deficit budget forecast Waikato DHB is forecasting a budget deficit of $21.8m, this is $11.8m unfavourable against its budget for the full financial year. This is due to increased cost pressure to provide services for growth in population, a rise […]

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Energy savings programme reaps rewards

By   /  January 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, All news, Energy saving, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waikato Hospital  /  Comments Off on Energy savings programme reaps rewards

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Energy savings programme reaps rewards Thanks to an energy savings programme, Waikato DHB has cut its energy use on the Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus site by almost nine percent over three years from July 2014 to June 2017. That is a saving worth about […]

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Is two years of age too late to check for tooth decay?

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, All news, Community Oral Health, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Is two years of age too late to check for tooth decay?

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Is two years of age too late to check for tooth decay? Ground-breaking research testing baby’s saliva in the first 12 months of a life could show if a child will develop tooth decay or not. Over 300 oral health experts heard first-hand about […]

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Stop smoking for free as the cost goes up in smokes

By   /  January 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, All news, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, smokefree, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Stop smoking for free as the cost goes up in smokes

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Stop smoking for free as the cost goes up in smokes Every year thousands of kiwis’ summer includes journeys to the beach, families and feasting, and of course the time-honoured tradition of New Year’s resolutions with stopping smoking consistently at the top of this […]

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Simulation exercise prepares Waikato DHB for real civil emergencies

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, All news, emergency management, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Simulation exercise prepares Waikato DHB for real civil emergencies

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Simulation exercise prepares Waikato DHB for real civil emergencies Whether the event is fire, flood or earthquake or a major accident with mass casualties, being prepared is the key to any emergency response. For Waikato District Health Board emergency management and response planning is […]

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NICU baby Oliver and parents thank staff with a gift of $21,500

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, NICU, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waikids  /  Comments Off on NICU baby Oliver and parents thank staff with a gift of $21,500

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: NICU baby Oliver and parents thank staff with a gift of $21,500 A family’s desire to thank some of Waikato DHB’s nurses and doctors has resulted in a massive $21,500 raised for  Waikato Hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Rebecca, Oliver and William with […]

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Lead Maternity Carers over the summer months

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Health, Lead Maternity Carers, maternity, pregnancy, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Lead Maternity Carers over the summer months

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Lead Maternity Carers over the summer months Lead Maternity Carers (LMCs) are independently contracted by the Ministry of Health to provide primary maternity services. There have recently been some LMCs exiting practice in parts of the Waikato – leaving a gap that has yet […]

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Third group of Waikato Hospital attendants achieve certification

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Third group of Waikato Hospital attendants achieve certification

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Third group of Waikato Hospital attendants achieve certification The December 2017 Waikato Hospital graduate attendants (from left): Tony Van Der Gulik, Jim Discombe, Lewie Scott, John Armer and Justin McCarthy. Absent: Jose Fuertes. On Thursday five Waikato Hospital orderlies/attendants received their Certificate in Health […]

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Waikato DHB drinking water accreditation suspended

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Health, IANZ, Mark Spittal, Press Release, public health, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Water safety  /  Comments Off on Waikato DHB drinking water accreditation suspended

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Waikato DHB drinking water accreditation suspended Waikato DHB’s public health team will continue to sign off council water safety plans and ensure they are being implemented under the authority of the Ministry of Health, following suspension of their accreditation by IANZ. IANZ has issued […]

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Thumbs up for regional block service in anaesthesia

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Thumbs up for regional block service in anaesthesia

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Thumbs up for regional block service in anaesthesia Having a general anaesthetic is not always necessary for some operations, especially for hand or arm procedures. One option is a “regional block” anaesthetic which blocks major nerve pathways to a region of the body where […]

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Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal raises $139,750.00 for Waikids

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Countdown, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waikids  /  Comments Off on Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal raises $139,750.00 for Waikids

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal raises $139,750.00 for Waikids Christmas came early for our Waikids team thanks to the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal fundraising a whopping $139,750.00. Now in its eleventh year, the money goes towards lifesaving medical equipment to care for unwell kids across […]

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Dr Paul Huggan awarded 2017 Clyde Wade Award

By   /  December 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Dr Paul Huggan awarded 2017 Clyde Wade Award

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Dr Paul Huggan awarded 2017 Clyde Wade Award His love for his profession is truly infectious and his willingness to share his knowledge and teach others are just some of the many reasons why Waikato DHB’s Dr Paul Huggan is the recipient of this […]

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Waikato DHB releases Audit NZ review of HealthTap procurement process

By   /  December 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, SmartHealth, Virtual Care, Virtual health, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Waikato DHB releases Audit NZ review of HealthTap procurement process

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Waikato DHB releases Audit NZ review of HealthTap procurement process Waikato DHB has released the part of Audit New Zealand’s management report on its 2016/17 annual report that relates to a review of the procurement process for its virtual health service. Acting Board chair […]

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National outbreak of whooping cough

By   /  December 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Health, Health alerts, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, whooping cough  /  Comments Off on National outbreak of whooping cough

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: National outbreak of whooping cough New Zealand is in the early stages of a national outbreak of whooping cough (pertussis). Babies aged up to one are particularly vulnerable to whooping cough. It’s important to raise awareness of timely immunisations as a crucial way for parents/whānau and […]

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Waikato DHB releases Audit NZ review of CE expenses

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Audit NZ, CEO, Health, Nigel Murray, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Waikato DHB releases Audit NZ review of CE expenses

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Waikato DHB releases Audit NZ review of CE expenses Waikato DHB has released the part of Audit NZ’s management report on its 2016/17 annual report that relates to a review of former chief executive Dr Nigel Murray’s expenses. Maureen Chrystall, executive director of corporate […]

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