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Asian Health Week and a special birthday at Waitematā DHB

An extra-special invitation is being issued as Waitematā DHB’s Asian Health Services (AHS) prepares to mark its 20th anniversary with traditional tea-sharing ceremonies at both of the DHB’s general hospitals.

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Orthopaedic surgeon calls time on 50-year ‘extraordinary’ career

Well known orthopaedic surgeon Mr Tim Astley has retired after 50 extraordinary years in medicine.

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Hospital construction project to meet future health needs

Waitematā DHB is embarking on the construction of a major new $240 million-plus hospital building on the North Shore Hospital campus over the next four years.

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Future of feet in good hands thanks to new podiatry partnership

In an effort to reduce the devastating foot-related complications from diabetes, Waitematā DHB and AUT have teamed-up to provide trainee podiatrists with hands-on experience in early diagnosis and prevention. 

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Annual award for Māori represents nursing values at Waitematā DHB

Registered nurse Stella Williams wears the korowai with pride as the latest winner of Waitematā DHB’s Te Kauae Raro Māori Nursing and Midwifery Award.

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New Chief Medical Officer inspired by GP's example

Newly appointed Waitematā DHB Chief Medical Officer Dr Jonathan Christiansen hasn’t forgotten the hard-working family GP whose example helped put him on the path to medical school.

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Protecting our communities from the measles outbreak

Between 11 June and 28 June 2019, an estimated 1,555 Auckland infants received their first dose of MMR as a result of Auckland Regional Public Health Service’s (ARPHS) decision to...

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New Consumer Council provides additional community voice at Waitematā DHB

Thirteen everyday people had their first taste of life behind the scenes of New Zealand’s biggest DHB today.

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Radiology services boosted with arrival of new CT scanner at Waitematā DHB

A new high-tech CT scanner at North Shore Hospital will help Waitematā DHB meet the increased demands of its rapidly growing population.

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Waitematā DHB arming younger generations with life-saving information

Waitematā DHB, which cares for the largest district population in the country, is taking a fresh approach to health promotion in an effort to boost awareness of bowel health.

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