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Students' Painting Pride On Display At Waikato Hospital

Students' Painting Pride On Display At Waikato Hospital

Some of the Waikato's best student artwork is now on display at Waikato Hospital and it's already stopping traffic.

The paintings were done by Waikato secondary school students as part of the Transfusion Painting Competition and featured in a Waikato Museum exhibition in July.

Access Block Under The Microscope Yet Again

Access Block Under The Microscope Yet Again

While politicians and health bureaucrats continue to pay lip service to finding solutions to access block and overcrowding, very little has been achieved, the annual scientific meeting of the Australas

Survey Reveals Second Hand Smoke An Issue

Survey Reveals Second Hand Smoke An Issue

The 2009 Tobacco Use Survey released today shows that the overall prevalence of smoking is continuing to decline but exposure to second-hand smoke is still a significant issue for some households, says Associate Health Minister Ta

Mental Health Inquiry Called For To Stem NZ Suicide Rate

Mental Health Inquiry Called For To Stem NZ Suicide Rate

Wellington, Nov 18 NZPA - A recently formed family support group wants to see more action over the number of people committing suicide under the care of district health boards, and wants a commission of inquiry into New Zealand's mental health servic

Movember & MENtal Health

Movember & MENtal Health

Now that it’s Movember we’re raising awareness for men’s health. A very worthy cause.

Toiora Whanau Ora Centres Launched

Toiora Whanau Ora Centres Launched

Two Whanau Ora Centres were launched today in the Waikato by the Hon. Tariana Turia, Associate Minister of Health, as part of the Government's new primary health care programme.

Gaps In Vitamin D Knowledge A Concern

Gaps In Vitamin D Knowledge A Concern

A survey of more than 9000 New Zealand mothers has exposed gaps in knowledge about vitamin D's role in health that researchers describe as worrying.

Warning From DHB Of Potential Phone Scam

Warning From DHB Of Potential Phone Scam

Waikato District Health Board is aware of a potential phone scam relating to Thames Hospital.

Burwood Spinal Patients Benefiting From New High-Tech Cycle

Burwood Spinal Patients Benefiting From New High-Tech Cycle

Patients at Burwood Hospital's spinal unit are benefiting from a new high-tech cycle which not only helps them get fitter and stronger but also recover as much as possible from their injuries - thanks to the generosity of the New Zealand Rugby Football Union (NZRFU) Foundation Board.

Truckloads Of Concrete Draws Hospital Crowds

Truckloads Of Concrete Draws Hospital Crowds

The region's biggest hospital building project hit a milestone today with a giant concrete pour.

Work on Waikato Hospital's five-level Meade Clinical Centre began in late 2009. It will open in three stages from early 2012.