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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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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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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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Waikato DHB supports pharmacy technicians in new qualification

By   /  August 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Waikato DHB supports pharmacy technicians in new qualification

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Waikato DHB supports pharmacy technicians in new qualification Two Waikato DHB pharmacy technicians are among the first cohort to train for a new competency qualification (known as PACT) which authorises them to do the final accuracy checks of dispensed medicines. Sourabh Bhalla and Vicki […]

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Waikato DHB celebrates “sustaining breastfeeding TOGETHER”

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Waikato DHB celebrates “sustaining breastfeeding TOGETHER”

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Waikato DHB celebrates “sustaining breastfeeding TOGETHER” Photo: Margaret Fletcher, clinical midwife specialist – Lactation; Nicole Johansen, student midwife; Michelle Sutherland, director Women’s & Children; Rawinia Hohua, administrator Te Puna Oranga (Māori Health); Amritpreet Kaur, registered nurse; Ellie Griffiths, midwife; Kelly Spriggs, manager Te Puna Oranga […]

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Waikato leads change to region’s hepatitis C treatment

By   /  July 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Waikato leads change to region’s hepatitis C treatment

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Waikato leads change to region’s hepatitis C treatment Photo: Midland Region Community Hepatitis C Service team members Nancy Carey, Jo de Lisle and Waikato DHB endoscopy specialist Frank Weilert with one of the fibroscanners. Dramatic changes in the way hepatitis C is diagnosed and […]

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What happens when a dinosaur needs Waikids?

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, kids safety, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waikato Hospital, Waikids  /  Comments Off on What happens when a dinosaur needs Waikids?

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: What happens when a dinosaur needs Waikids? No matter your age, gender or if you’re a dinosaur called Safetysaurus, coming to hospital can be quite scary, especially if you’re a kid. So the team at Waikids’ Waikato Hospital rallied together to make a fun […]

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Latest issue of Waikato Health News

By   /  July 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Latest issue of Waikato Health News

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Latest issue of Waikato Health News The winter edition of Waikato District Health Board’s magazine Waikato Health News is out now, and covers everything from the Heart Foundation’s Journeys website, to surgical manikins, a mental health rehabilitation programme, photos from Fieldays, winter seasonal advice, […]

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Nurses and doctors mend babies’ hearts with help from Angel Flight

By   /  June 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Nursing care Waikato, Patient experience, Press Release, Public Sector, Rural health services, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Nurses and doctors mend babies’ hearts with help from Angel Flight

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Nurses and doctors mend babies’ hearts with help from Angel Flight Cooperation in a remote rural area of Waikato enabled two babies with complex cardiac conditions to access specialist care at Starship Hospital in Auckland and follow up treatment and monitoring in their own […]

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SmartHealth benefits patients and practice

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, GP shortage, Health, HealthTap, Press Release, Public Sector, rural health, SmartHealth, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on SmartHealth benefits patients and practice

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: SmartHealth benefits patients and practice Putaruru-based General Practitioner, Dr Stephen Ram, has experienced first-hand the benefits of SmartHealth for both his patients and his practice. Primarily using HealthTap with dermatology patients, Dr Ram makes use of the ability to easily and securely connect with […]

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Live, laugh, share – celebrating Waikato DHB’s volunteers

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Patient care, Press Release, Public Sector, volunteering, Waikato DHB, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Live, laugh, share – celebrating Waikato DHB’s volunteers

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Live, laugh, share – celebrating Waikato DHB’s volunteers Live, laugh, share is the theme of this year’s National Volunteer Week and it’s exactly how Waikato DHB celebrated with over 70 of its very special and valued volunteers over lunch. Volunteers are an essential part […]

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Health + Fieldays = Waikato Health Hub

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Critical Care, Features, Fieldays, Health, Mental Health and Addictions, Midland Trauma System, Mobile Health Solutions, Oral Health, Press Release, public health, Public Sector, Rural healthcare, SmartHealth, Telehealth, Waikato DHB, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Water safety, Youth Intact  /  Comments Off on Health + Fieldays = Waikato Health Hub

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Health + Fieldays = Waikato Health Hub It’s new, it’s interactive and one day its services might just save your life. This is your chance to walk through a mobile world of healthcare at Fieldays’ Waikato Health Hub, 14-17 June 2017 stand E32. Mobile […]

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Waking up to sleep issues – Merrhis Majurey

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Waking up to sleep issues – Merrhis Majurey

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Waking up to sleep issues – Merrhis Majurey Photo: After 20 years of “sleep” at Waikato Hospital, Majurey is looking forward to a role that will help wake up awareness and prevention in the community. It was 1998 when Waikato Hospital cardiac nurse Merrhis […]

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Maria Baxendine – Waikato DHB’s Nurse of the Year 2017

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Maria Baxendine – Waikato DHB’s Nurse of the Year 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Maria Baxendine – Waikato DHB’s Nurse of the Year 2017 Maria Baxendine is a brilliant example of continuous quality improvement in practice. Her passion to make a difference has led to her driving a vast number of improvement projects in Waikato Hospital’s Emergency Department […]

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Meet Lucy, Waikato’s wireless maternity simulator

By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Meet Lucy, Waikato’s wireless maternity simulator

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Meet Lucy, Waikato’s wireless maternity simulator Photo: Waikato midwife educators Anna Ramsey, Deborah Cox and Pip Wright with Lucy and baby. Lucy Sim is the new member of Waikato DHB’s midwifery education team – and her role is to give birth wherever, however and […]

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Focus shifts from filling in forms to patient care

By   /  May 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, nursing, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Focus shifts from filling in forms to patient care

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Focus shifts from filling in forms to patient care Photo left to right: Michelle Richardson, Sue Hayward and Melody Mitchell with the assessment flip chart. Nursing Documentation Project – it sounds as dry as a bone, but in fact this four-year improvement project ticks […]

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Lest we forget – a word from our CEO Dr Nigel Murray

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, ANZAC, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Thames Hospital, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waikato Hospital  /  Comments Off on Lest we forget – a word from our CEO Dr Nigel Murray

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Lest we forget – a word from our CEO Dr Nigel Murray ANZAC day is an important day for all of us. On this day in 1915 the ANZACs stormed ashore a place now known as ANZAC cove. The First World War had an […]

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