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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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Why should I step up today?

By   /  September 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Health and wellbeing, Physiotherapy, Press Release, Public Sector, Step up, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Why should I step up today?

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Why should I step up today? For the second year running Waikato DHB physiotherapists are marking World Physiotherapy Day today (8 September) by encouraging people to incorporate greater activity into their daily lives. In 2016 The Lancet published a series of papers highlighting the issues associated […]

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New Pacific health profile, a first for Waikato

By   /  September 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Health, Health profile, Pacific Islands, population health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on New Pacific health profile, a first for Waikato

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: New Pacific health profile, a first for Waikato swpics with DHB’s Population Health team Waikato’s Pacific population has increased by 49 per cent from 2001 to 2013. And it is forecasted to increase by 70 per cent by 2028 according to the new health […]

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Celebrations at Waikato Hospital as new ward opens

By   /  September 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Bob Simcock, Brett Paradine, Health, OPR5, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waikato Hospital  /  Comments Off on Celebrations at Waikato Hospital as new ward opens

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrations at Waikato Hospital as new ward opens Staff at Waikato Hospital celebrated the first day of Spring with the official opening of a new 27 bed ward catering for geriatric, medical and orthopaedic rehabilitation patients. The new ward, which will cost $4m a […]

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Matua Rangi Manihera’s Older Persons and Rehabilitation experience

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Culture, Features, Health, Older Persons and Rehabilitation, Patient experience, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waikato Hospital  /  Comments Off on Matua Rangi Manihera’s Older Persons and Rehabilitation experience

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Matua Rangi Manihera’s Older Persons and Rehabilitation experience I believe that OPR 2 has become a ward that is very interested in our cultural issues and I congratulate them. It’s a beautiful thing when nurses ask for karakia (prayer) in the mornings and doctors […]

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Waikato DHB response to new School of Rural Medicine announcement

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Rural services, University of Waikato, Waikato DHB, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waikato Medical School  /  Comments Off on Waikato DHB response to new School of Rural Medicine announcement

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Waikato DHB response to new School of Rural Medicine announcement Bob Simcock, Chair of Waikato District Health Board has responded to today’s government announcement of a new School of Rural Medicine to be established. He said: “The Waikato DHB is pleased to see that […]

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Electronic stethoscope sounds promising

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, SmartHealth, Telehealth, Virtual Care, Waikato DHB, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waikato Hospital  /  Comments Off on Electronic stethoscope sounds promising

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Electronic stethoscope sounds promising Waikato Hospital anaesthetist James Clark listens to patient Sheryl’s chest via electronic stethoscope, during a trial of the new technology in August. Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is testing the use of an electronic stethoscope, a first in New Zealand. […]

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Supporting breastfeeding mums with new pod at Waikato Hospital

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, breastfeeding, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Supporting breastfeeding mums with new pod at Waikato Hospital

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Supporting breastfeeding mums with new pod at Waikato Hospital Photo: Lactation consultant Margaret Fletcher checks out the pod with Katie Hansen and her baby Tom. Waikato Hospital opened its first breastfeeding “pod” today in its Meade Clinical Centre. Breastfeeding Week 2017 – Waikato poster The […]

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Taumarunui celebrate over 1000 patients treated closer to home with Mobile Health

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Day sugery, Health, Mobile Health Solutions, Press Release, Public Sector, Taumarunui Hospital, Waikato DHB, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Taumarunui celebrate over 1000 patients treated closer to home with Mobile Health

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Taumarunui celebrate over 1000 patients treated closer to home with Mobile Health Mobile Health’s Surgical Bus and Taumarunui Hospital celebrated over 1000 patients being treated closer to residents’ homes today (18 August 2017). Waikato DHB rural hospitals’ manager Joanne Knight says: “Our community and […]

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Thames chemotherapy nurses lead the way

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Thames, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Thames chemotherapy nurses lead the way

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Thames chemotherapy nurses lead the way From left to right: Thames chemotherapy nurses Fiona Sayer (nurse coordinator), Kathy McDowell, Sherin George and Deepa Sahadevan. Absent: Karen Atkins. The Thames Chemotherapy nurse team have all recently completed the Chemotherapy Certification through the online learning platform […]

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A reassuring connection

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, HealthTap, Homecare, Midland Renal Regional Centre, Press Release, Public Sector, SmartHealth, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on A reassuring connection

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: A reassuring connection One of the hardest things about becoming unwell is the uncertainty, a feeling Bill Hussey knows all too well after he was diagnosed with a serious kidney disorder in November 2015. “I was unsure of my condition and unsure of myself […]

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Midwives are superstars in referring women to quit smoking

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Midwives are superstars in referring women to quit smoking

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Midwives are superstars in referring women to quit smoking Photo: Waikato Hospital midwives Fiona Hermann and Dawn McHugh.  Fiona Hermann, Dawn McHugh (Waikato Hospital) and Christine McMillan (Tokoroa) are midwives who refer more pregnant women to quit smoking services than anyone else in the […]

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New hospital ward, new charge nurse manager Sarah-Mae Glover

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Older Persons and Rehabilitation, OPR5, Press Release, Public Sector, Sarah-Mae Glover, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waikato Hospital  /  Comments Off on New hospital ward, new charge nurse manager Sarah-Mae Glover

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: New hospital ward, new charge nurse manager Sarah-Mae Glover Behind the opening of any new physical space for patient care are the staff that will make the care happen, so here we introduce one of the leaders of the new hospital ward Sarah-Mae Glover. […]

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Murray Loewenthal awarded for his service to Waitomo health

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Community Health Forum, Health, Paul Keesing Award, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waitomo  /  Comments Off on Murray Loewenthal awarded for his service to Waitomo health

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Murray Loewenthal awarded for his service to Waitomo health Murray being presented the award by Waikato DHB board member Dave Macpherson Murray Loewenthal is Waitomo’s recipient of Waikato District Health Boards’ (DHB) Paul Keesing Award. Murray was nominated by the DHB’s Waitomo Community Health […]

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Countdown Kids Appeal helps mend our little hearts

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, cardiology, Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal, Features, Health, Heart Failure team, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waikato Hospital, Waikids  /  Comments Off on Countdown Kids Appeal helps mend our little hearts

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Countdown Kids Appeal helps mend our little hearts He was only 14 days old when his parents knew something wasn’t right. As new parents Kelsi Young and Andrew Porter thought it was a bug, but near midnight Chase Porter needed full resuscitation at Waikato […]

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Respiratory doctor wins teaching award

By   /  August 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Respiratory doctor wins teaching award

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Respiratory doctor wins teaching award Dr Zaheerodin Bhikoo, respiratory physician at Waikato Hospital, is the recipient of the 2017 Peter Rothwell Clinical Teaching Prize. The prize is awarded by the Waikato Clinical Campus, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland. Dr Zaheer Bhikoo, respiratory […]

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