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Let’s talk medicine Waikato – Patient Safety Week 5-11 November 2017

By   /  November 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Medication, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Let’s talk medicine Waikato – Patient Safety Week 5-11 November 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Let’s talk medicine Waikato – Patient Safety Week 5-11 November 2017 Let’s talk medication safety is about encouraging better communication between patients, whānau, and carers with their health professionals. It also addresses a more specific focus on medication safety like ‘the triple whammy’ a […]

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Karalus Room opened at Waikato Hospital

By   /  November 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Noel Karalus, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Karalus Room opened at Waikato Hospital

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Karalus Room opened at Waikato Hospital Respiratory Department and Ward A2 at Waikato Hospital have transformed an old utility room into a new treatment room for respiratory patients, named after Dr Noel Karalus who retired earlier this year after 31 years of service. The […]

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Rapid Improvement Event – solving patient flow issues together

By   /  November 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Rapid Improvement Event – solving patient flow issues together

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Rapid Improvement Event – solving patient flow issues together Over three days last week, a team of 12 Waikato DHB staff including nurses, ward receptionists, bed managers and doctors worked together to solve a hospital patient flow problem using a facilitated Rapid Improvement Event […]

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Carol Rogers, Waikato DHB’s hero in blue on and off duty

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, nursing, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Carol Rogers, Waikato DHB’s hero in blue on and off duty

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Carol Rogers, Waikato DHB’s hero in blue on and off duty With nasty weather and heavy rain, registered nurse Carol Rogers prepared for what she thought was going to be a standard drive from the King Country to work at Waikato Hospital. Living on […]

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Mental Health and Addiction Nurse’s conference: Surfing the Wave

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Mental Health and Addictions, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Mental Health and Addiction Nurse’s conference: Surfing the Wave

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Mental Health and Addiction Nurse’s conference: Surfing the Wave The organising committee in this photo include registered nurses L-R: Alice Te Are, Roberta Clunie, Rachel Cotter, Sarah Haldane, and Amanda Shanley. Balance is critical to surfing, as is the ability to navigate the surf […]

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Clinical leaders welcome appointment of interim chief executive

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Clinical leaders welcome appointment of interim chief executive

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Clinical leaders welcome appointment of interim chief executive Waikato DHB’s Clinical Unit Leaders (CUL) Group has welcomed Derek Wright to the position of interim chief executive. In a statement released today, the group’s chair, Chris Holdaway, said they looked forward to working collaboratively with […]

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INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR WAIKATO DHB APPOINTED

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR WAIKATO DHB APPOINTED

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR WAIKATO DHB APPOINTED Waikato DHB is pleased to announce that Derek Wright has been appointed to the post of interim chief executive for the DHB with immediate effect. Mr Wright, who currently holds the position of the DHB’s executive director […]

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Post Haste Hamilton delivers support to Waikids

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Post Haste Hamilton delivers support to Waikids

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Post Haste Hamilton delivers support to Waikids Specialists in parcel delivery, Post Haste Hamilton, recently brought our staff a very special delivery to help purchase a vital piece of equipment. Through the generosity of Post Haste’s staff, they fundraised $850 that will buy us […]

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Free events on how to stay sane in a crazy world

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Free events on how to stay sane in a crazy world

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Free events on how to stay sane in a crazy world Too many of us struggle with common emotional and psychological problems on our own and expect that it will pass on its own. As a result we may suffer much longer than is […]

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Sharon MacPherson awarded Age Concern Dignity Champion

By   /  October 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Sharon MacPherson awarded Age Concern Dignity Champion

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Sharon MacPherson awarded Age Concern Dignity Champion She supports the journey of patients over 65 years of age to ensure they are safe and treated with dignity when facing challenging situations. This epitomises why Waikato District Health Board’s Sharon MacPherson, clinical nurse specialist in […]

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

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on CEO Dr Nigel Murray to resign with immediate effect following repayment of funds to Waikato DHB

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: CEO Dr Nigel Murray to resign with immediate effect following repayment of funds to Waikato DHB The Board of Waikato DHB has announced today that its chief executive Dr Nigel Murray has resigned with immediate effect. An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray […]

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Dr Jade Tamatea wins The Kudos 2017 Medical Science category

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Hamilton Excellence Awards, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, The Kudos Awards, Waikato DHB, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Dr Jade Tamatea wins The Kudos 2017 Medical Science category

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Dr Jade Tamatea wins The Kudos 2017 Medical Science category Congratulations to Dr Jade Tamatea who won The Kudos 2017 Medical Science category sponsored by Waikato District Health Board. Dr Tamatea is an emerging leader in endocrinology and thyroid disease in the Waikato region. […]

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Stroke recovery using SmartHealth online appointments

By   /  September 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Allied Health, disability, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, SmartHealth, Speeh Language Therapy, Virtual health, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Stroke recovery using SmartHealth online appointments

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Stroke recovery using SmartHealth online appointments Jaki and Ra at Hamilton Lake Ra Koti had a stroke in February 2017 and since then he and his wife Jaki have been working hard to help his recovery. Their weeks are filled with walks around Hamilton […]

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Waikato District Health Board and Waikato iwi sign MoU for Māori health

By   /  September 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Bob Simcock, Features, Health, Iwi Maori Council, Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Waikato District Health Board and Waikato iwi sign MoU for Māori health

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Waikato District Health Board and Waikato iwi sign MoU for Māori health Today (27 September 2017) a special signing event was held at Waiora Waikato Hospital campus to mark a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Waikato District Health Board and Iwi Māori Council […]

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Thames Hospital gets a new CT Scanner

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, CT scanner, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Radiology, Thames Hospital, Waikato DHB, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Thames Hospital gets a new CT Scanner

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Thames Hospital gets a new CT Scanner L-R:Rodger Clark, Medical Radiation Technologist, Thames Hospital, Glenn Coltman – Director of Radiology, Waikato District Health Board, Zubayr Zaman – Clinical Director of CT, Waikato District Health Board Thames Hospital celebrated the launch of a new CT […]

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Wendy Dodunski receives Outstanding Achievement in Dietetics

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Dietitics, Food and Nutrition, Health, Health and wellbeing, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waikato Hospital  /  Comments Off on Wendy Dodunski receives Outstanding Achievement in Dietetics

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Wendy Dodunski receives Outstanding Achievement in Dietetics Wendy Dodunski, manager of nutrition and food services at Waikato DHB was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Dietetics from Dietitians New Zealand. Dietitian New Zealand is the professional association for registered dietitians with around 600 members. Every year […]

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Celebrating our dietitians

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Celebrating our dietitians

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrating our dietitians Some of the 31 dietitians employed by Waikato DHB – Waikato Regional Diabetes Service dietitians (from left) Mark Leydon, Kathy Crossland, Rachael Kibblewhite, Nicky Totman, Jill McClymont, Sonya Fraser. These days the word “diet” is often associated with fads and fashions. […]

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Join Waikato DHB’s new Consumer Council

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Consumer Council, Health, Mo Neville, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Join Waikato DHB’s new Consumer Council

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Join Waikato DHB’s new Consumer Council Waikato DHB is setting up a new Consumer Council and is looking for people in the community who would like to be part of it – and help shape what the DHB does and how it does it. […]

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Sepsis – have you heard of this common killer?

By   /  September 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Infection, infection control, Press Release, Public Sector, Sepsis, Waikato DHB, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Sepsis – have you heard of this common killer?

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Sepsis – have you heard of this common killer? [embedded content] In 2015, Chiefs assistant coach, Andrew Strawbridge came as close to death as you can get whilst on tour to Samoa. Bacteria had entered Andrew’s body releasing toxins into his blood – it […]

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Catherine Bang on her speech language therapy patient experience

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Aphasia, Features, Health, Older Persons and Rehabilitation, Press Release, Public Sector, Speech Language Therapy, stroke, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Catherine Bang on her speech language therapy patient experience

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Catherine Bang on her speech language therapy patient experience Leisha, Biddy and Pip, the speech language therapists, helped me get ready for job interviews. They really got to know me and catered to my needs. I felt spoiled. I have a legal background but […]

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