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Thames Birthing Unit welcomes new caseload midwives

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  24/7 News, All news, AM-NC, Babies, DJF, Features, Health, KB, KB, Midwifery, Press Release, Public Sector, Thames Hospital, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Women's Health  /  Comments Off on Thames Birthing Unit welcomes new caseload midwives

Source: Waikato District Health Board Photo: New caseload midwives for Thames Coromandel (from left) Madeline Stewart, Gaenor Hunter, Madison Fredheim, and Johanna Hodson. Thames Birthing Unit has welcomed four new midwives into the area to help with the midwifery shortage that women and their families have been facing over the last few years in the […]

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Junior doctors’ strike affects clinics and non urgent surgery

By   /  January 9, 2019  /  24/7 News, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Junior doctors’ strike affects clinics and non urgent surgery

Source: Waikato District Health Board Waikato DHB is postponing and rescheduling a number of outpatient clinics, mental health clinics and non-urgent surgery due to a nationwide junior doctors strike taking place from 7am on Tuesday 15 January until 7am on Thursday 17 January. The DHB is rescheduling around 1,300 outpatient appointments and 165 inpatient treatments […]

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Increase in Campylobacter infection across Waikato

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, About Us, AM-NC, Campylobacter, DJF, Health, Health alerts, KB, KB, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Increase in Campylobacter infection across Waikato

Source: Waikato District Health Board In recent weeks the Waikato region has seen more cases of Campylobacter infection than normal. No single cause for this increase has been identified; however there are some common risk factors for getting the disease: Drinking untreated water Contact with livestock Drinking raw milk Eating undercooked meat – particularly chicken […]

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Positive ripples still coming from Pebbles

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  2018, 24/7 News, All news, Allied Health, AM-NC, DJF, Features, Health, KB, KB, leadership, Learning and Research, Midwifery, nursing, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Positive ripples still coming from Pebbles

Source: Waikato District Health Board Photo: 2018 Pebbles programme graduates gather at Waikato DHB’s Bryant Education Centre for the last day of the course when they present their change projects to colleagues and managers.Back: Rajesh Raveendran, Lynda Holtom, Felicity Macinnes, Maree Daw, Catharine Dick, Elise Hunt, Melissa Casey, Godhelp Nyashanu. Front: Samantha McGaw, Suzie Gardner […]

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START wins award for Outstanding Innovation at Health Round Table

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  2018, 24/7 News, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Features, Health, Innovation, KB, KB, Older Persons, Patients and Visitors, Press Release, Public Sector, Recognition, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on START wins award for Outstanding Innovation at Health Round Table

Source: Waikato District Health Board Photo: CNM Raewyn Dean and some of the START team members proudly show off the HRT award certificate for outstanding innovation. For the second year in a row, Waikato DHB’s START (Supported Transfer and Accelerated Rehabilitation Team) has won an award for Outstanding Innovation at the Australasian Sub Acute Improvement […]

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The eyes have it in endoscopy

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  2018, 24/7 News, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Features, Health, KB, KB, Learning and Research, nursing, Press Release, Public Sector, Recognition, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waikato Hospital  /  Comments Off on The eyes have it in endoscopy

Source: Waikato District Health Board Photo: Paula Mason-Riseborough, endoscopy nurse at Waikato Hospital and recent winner of the NZ Society of Gastroenterology and NZ Gastroenterology Nurses College annual scientific meeting in Dunedin. Endoscopy nurses provide a second pair of eyes during medical scoping procedures. At the recent annual meeting of the New Zealand Society of […]

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Meningococcal disease information for the public of the Waikato District

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, About Us, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Health, Health alerts, KB, KB, Meningitis, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Meningococcal disease information for the public of the Waikato District

Source: Waikato District Health Board Northland DHB currently has a targeted meningococcal vaccination programme underway after an outbreak of meningococcal disease (type W). They are offering vaccination to children under 5 and to those aged 13 to under 20 years old. These are the groups that are most at risk from the disease, and those […]

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Dr Paul Reeve wins Clyde Wade Award 2018

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Features, Health, KB, KB, leadership, Press Release, Public Sector, Recognition, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waikato Hospital  /  Comments Off on Dr Paul Reeve wins Clyde Wade Award 2018

Source: Waikato District Health Board Waikato Hospital is a major teaching hospital in New Zealand with over 100 physicians, and of them there were 30 nominations for the 2018 Clyde Wade Award for excellence in clinical teaching in the Department of Medicine. This year’s award went to Dr Paul Reeve. “Medicine is not just a […]

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Nicky Stevens Coroner’s findings

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Nicky Stevens Coroner’s findings

Source: Waikato District Health Board We have yesterday afternoon received the Coroner’s report following the inquest into the death of Nicky Stevens. The death of Nicky was a terrible tragedy and this has been a long and painful journey for everyone involved, both the family, our staff and the wider community. I want to express […]

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Lyn Scott, first hospital-based nurse prescriber for Waikato DHB

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  2018, 24/7 News, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Features, Health, jobs, KB, KB, Learning and Research, nursing, Press Release, Public Sector, Recognition, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waikato Hospital  /  Comments Off on Lyn Scott, first hospital-based nurse prescriber for Waikato DHB

Source: Waikato District Health Board Congratulations to Lyn Scott who has not only achieved registered nurse prescriber status (ophthalmology/eyes) recently, but did so with a high pass mark. She becomes Waikato DHB’s first hospital-based nurse prescriber. She can now prescribe, within certain conditions, a range of medications to patients at Waikato Hospital’s Eye Clinic where […]

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Former DHB nurse specialist wins European award

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  2018, 24/7 News, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Learning and Research, nursing, Press Release, Public Sector, Recognition, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Former DHB nurse specialist wins European award

Source: Waikato District Health Board Former Waikato District Health Board clinical nurse specialist Dr Simone Inkrot has received a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Nursing and Allied Professions Investigator Award at the ESC Congress in Munich. The prestigious award acknowledged the importance of her NZ Heart Foundation-funded research on the link between health professional empathy […]

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Waikato DHB Annual Report published

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  2018, 24/7 News, About Us, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Press Release, Projects, Public Sector, Q&PS, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Waikato DHB Annual Report published

Source: Waikato District Health Board The opening of a new ward at Waikato Hospital, the revamp of maternity services in south Waikato, the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Iwi Maori Council, the creation of a Consumer Council, and the opening of a new warehouse and distribution centre are some of the highlights identified […]

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Cancer Kōrero booklet launched

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  2018, 24/7 News, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Features, Health, KB, KB, Māori Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Cancer Kōrero booklet launched

Source: Waikato District Health Board Lauren James, Aroha Morgan (rear) Ellyn Proffit, Lydia Rickard (rear), Shelley Campbell, Nina Scott (rear) Aroha Yates-Smith, Bubsie McFarlane (rear) Salend Kumar (rear), Sarah Harihari, Janette Ngaheu, Wayne Borell (rear) Lucia Moosa. The Midland Cancer Network region has the highest total Māori population in New Zealand. Māori are up to […]

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Nick Odom wins inaugural Waikato Excellence in Surgical Education Award

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  2018, 24/7 News, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Features, Health, KB, KB, Learning and Research, Press Release, Public Sector, Recognition, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waikato Hospital  /  Comments Off on Nick Odom wins inaugural Waikato Excellence in Surgical Education Award

Source: Waikato District Health Board The inaugural Waikato Excellence in Surgical Education Award was presented to cardiothoracic surgeon Nick Odom on Thursday . The new annual award recognises excellence in clinical teaching by Waikato surgeons, with the nominations and votes coming from house officers, registrars and surgical trainees. Odom has been a surgeon at Waikato […]

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Local Focus: HIV isn’t a death sentence, if detected soon enough

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  2018, 24/7 News, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Local Focus: HIV isn’t a death sentence, if detected soon enough

Source: Waikato District Health Board By: Hunter Calder Warm and caring staff at Waikato DHB’s Hamilton Sexual Health Clinic Dr Jane Morgan and clinical nurse specialist Caroline Wharry talk about the process for screening HIV, debunk the myths and stigma wrongly associated with it and address how it is no longer the death sentence it use to be. […]

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Hats and horses – the Cambridge START team are winners

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Features, Health, KB, KB, Patients and Visitors, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Hats and horses – the Cambridge START team are winners

Source: Waikato District Health Board Cambridge based START team members with Sir Patrick and Lady Justine Hogan. Front row: Deborah Reichmuth, Lady Justine Hogan, Sir Patrick Hogan, Kim Englebretsen, Delwyn Rakatau. Back row: Debbie Hall, Cherie Robinson, Denise Mayne, Vicki Jarvie, Mary Brennan. The Cambridge START base opened in Leamington in early October 2018, and […]

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Answers were in my heart, says HCA graduate

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Features, Health, KB, KB, Learning and Research, Press Release, Public Sector, Recognition, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Answers were in my heart, says HCA graduate

Source: Waikato District Health Board Photo: Waikato Hospital HCA Fa’ati (Fiona) Nandan with her graduation certificate and her award for commitment to learning and development. An initial reluctance to start studying again was transformed when Sue Fender realised that “a lot of the answers were in my heart. We do it all the time.” Sue […]

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Commemorative korowai mark 150 years for Thames Hospital

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  2018, 24/7 News, About Us, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Features, Health, KB, KB, Press Release, Public Sector, Thames Hospital, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Commemorative korowai mark 150 years for Thames Hospital

Source: Waikato District Health Board Photo: At the unveiling – Left to right: Susan King, Alison Jackman, Millie Fraser, Jean Neshausen, Maata McManus, Wati Ngamane, and Maata’s sister Nora. Last week saw the unveiling of five framed korowai in Thames Hospital’s main corridor as a commemoration of present and past staff, all patients – young and […]

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Maata McManus receives Commonwealth Points of Light award

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  2018, 24/7 News, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Features, Health, KB, KB, Māori Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Recognition, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Maata McManus receives Commonwealth Points of Light award

Source: Waikato District Health Board Photo: Maata McManus was presented with her Commonwealth Points of Light award in October by Laura Clarke, UK High Commissioner in New Zealand Waikato DHB kaitiaki Maata McManus is recognised by a Commonwealth Points of Light award for her outstanding work as a volunteer who uses the Māori art of […]

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Waikato DHB Consumer Council meets with HQSC Partners in Care team

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Consumer Council, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Waikato DHB Consumer Council meets with HQSC Partners in Care team

Source: Waikato District Health Board Over the past few weeks, the Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC) Partners in Care team have met with some of the district health board consumer councils to talk about the commission’s consumer engagement work, and about the Atlas of Healthcare Variation and how consumer councils could access and use […]

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