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Hand hygiene compliance

A workplace culture with patient safety at its heart has helped Waitemata District Health Board achieve the country’s highest score in hand hygiene.

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Kia ora hauora to boost Maori health workforce

Waitematā DHB is the new lead organisation for KOH coordinating four regional coordination centres to implement initiatives designed to encourage more Māori into the health workforce and improve Māori health outcomes.

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Inpatient Snapshot

Doctors at North Shore and Waitakere hospitals will be able to spend more time with patients thanks to a new initiative making it faster to access a patient’s health history.

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Future-focused health educator recognised

Ground-breaking work within the Institute for Innovation and Improvement (i3), a core part of Waitemata District Health Board’s (WDHB) commitment to building and enhancing the next generation of health care...

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Community pharmacies recruited for Waitemata DHB Hepatitis C screening pilot

A potentially life-saving Waitemata DHB-funded Hepatitis C screening programme will be trialled at seven west and north Auckland pharmacies from today.

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Great teamwork sees Waitemata DHB hospitals managing well during nursing strike

Good contingency planning and great teamwork has seen North Shore Hospital and Waitakere Hospital functioning to a high standard during the national nursing strike.

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Self-sampling hailed for reducing screening inequities among Māori

Sixty-four Māori women have made a potentially life-saving move thanks to a self-sampling trial aimed at reducing barriers to cervical screening.

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Nationwide nursing strike by NZNO members

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) has contingency plans in place to maintain essential and emergency care during the 24-hour nationwide strike by New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation (NZNO) members starting at...

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Boosted service delivers lower cost after hours-care to those who need it most

Eligible patients will pay no more than $39 for after-hours and overnight care at selected urgent care clinics under a new-and-improved service negotiated by Waitemata and Auckland District Health Boards.

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Awhi Tamariki - a comprehensive health check for children

A new health assessment and education programme being introduced into five Waitemata schools will give public health nurses an holistic view of a child’s health and a better chance at...

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