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Shortland St comes to Waitakere Hospital

Fact and fiction came together at Waitakere Hospital on Saturday, October 14 when cast members from the TV medical soap Shortland Street dropped by to help celebrate Radio Lollipop's 5th...

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Birthday surprise for centenarian at North Shore Hospital

Staff at North Shore Hospital’s Ward 5 made sure one patient’s very special birthday milestone got off to a memorable start on October 11.

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Strong bond reunites past and present Waitakere Hospital staff

Past and present staff from the Wainamu Ward at Waitakere Hospital met for their first-ever reunion on September 28.

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Giving Waitemata babies ‘the best start in life’

Waitemata District Health Board has given in-principle approval to plans to establish an urban primary birthing unit - a direct response to community requests to provide more choices for the...

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Herceptin treatment close to home for Waitemata DHB patients

Breast cancer patient Michelle Jackson from Snell’s Beach used to drive for over an hour each way to have Herceptin infusion treatment at Auckland City Hospital. Now she receives it closer...

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Robot-assisted knee surgery a national first for Waitemata DHB

Drainlayer Adam Squire was back at work just two weeks after having the country’s first robot-assisted partial knee replacement surgery at Waitemata DHB’s North Shore Hospital in Auckland.

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Developing young leaders for the Waitemata DHB

Early 5am wake-up calls and nights under tarpaulin in a remote bush location aren’t for everyone – especially in the midst of winter.Download full release

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A Waitemata DHB tribute to Millicent

Arthritis forced long-time North Shore Hospital Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) supporter Millicent McComb to hang up her knitting needles when she was just four-months shy of her 101st birthday.

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#O2TheFix – Oxygen prescribing saves lives

Waitemata DHB is the first in the country to transform the way oxygen is prescribed.Download full release

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Keeping patients and staff healthy in, and out, of hospital

Waitemata DHB has one of the highest rates of hand washing compliance in the country.

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