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Working Together Regionally To Avoid Broken Record Syndrome

Working Together Regionally To Avoid Broken Record Syndrome

Waikato District Health Board is working with its Midland Region partners in Lakes and Taranaki DHBs to improve recordkeeping practice.

Warriors Help Launch Heart Week

Warriors Help Launch Heart Week

Four Vodafone Warriors visited Grey Base Hospital on Friday to show their support and help launch National Heart Week on the West Coast.

Government Health Cuts Hurting Young People

Government Health Cuts Hurting Young People

A decision by the National Government to cut $8 million from sexual health programmes will cost New Zealand dearly in the long run, Labour Youth spokesperson Jacinda Ardern.

Calls For Drinking Age To Be Raised To 21

Calls For Drinking Age To Be Raised To 21

Lobby group Family First is calling for the drinking age to be raised to 21 and has commissioned a report by a British expert to support its case.

Time Off For Mental Health Factors Not Safe For Community, Says Victims Family

Time Off For Mental Health Factors Not Safe For Community, Says Victims Family

The family of a man set alight and killed by a mental health patient say a judge's indulgent sentence for murder because of mental health factors in a recent sentencing set a dangerous precedent.

Health Board Recovers $143,000 From Doctor

Health Board Recovers $143,000 From Doctor

Waikato District Health Board has recovered $143,400 from a doctor who was being paid as a fulltime employee while working two days every week in private practice.

DHB Recovers $143,400 From Double-Dipping Doctor

DHB Recovers $143,400 From Double-Dipping Doctor

Wellington, Feb 5 NZPA - The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) has recovered $143,400 from a doctor who was being paid as a full-time employee while working two days a week in private practice.

Years Of Planning For Waikato Hospital's New Emergency Department

Years Of Planning For Waikato Hospital's New Emergency Department

After years of planning, preparation and anticipation, Waikato Hospital moves into its new Emergency Department (ED) on Tuesday.

The move will start at 5am, with patients treated in the new facility from 8am.

Health Warning: Shellfish Toxins Continue To Be Detected Along The Coromandel And Bay Of Plenty Coastline

Health Warning: Shellfish Toxins Continue To Be Detected Along The Coromandel And Bay Of Plenty Coastline

The health warning, first issued back in December 2009, advising against the collection and consumption of shellfish along much of the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty coastline remains in place, but the geographic extent of it has been reduced.

Primary Care Pilots To Tackle Kidney Disease - Media Release

Primary Care Pilots To Tackle Kidney Disease - Media Release

A new initiative, which started with the appointment of a clinical nurse specialist in July 2010 at Waikato District Health Board to prevent and or delay the progression of diabetic end stage kidney failure, is an intensive education and moni