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Media releases

Changes to pharmacy services for aged care and residential facilities

An Auckland-wide move to improve the safety, supply and management of medication to the elderly and disabled will be progressed with strong support from the community.

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Budgeting software changes the financial game for DHBs

Ground-breaking new budgeting software developed by Waitematā DHB could be a game-changer for financial planning within the health sector.

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Response to HDC decision released today

Waitematā District Health Board (DHB) accepts in full the Health and Disability Commissioner’s findings, released today, into the care of a patient at our Waiatarau mental health inpatient unit in...

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Waitematā DHB Consumer Council - your chance to make a difference

Twelve very special people will soon have the opportunity to work alongside Waitematā DHB’s CEO on a new consumer council designed to make a real difference in the lives of patients.

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Free staff Te Reo Māori classes to help reduce inequity

Waitematā DHB staff have the opportunity to learn te reo Māori on-site for free thanks to a new initiative aimed at raising cultural awareness in the workplace and improving the...

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Patients urged to dispose of unwanted medicines safely

People with expired or unwanted medicines at home are urged to dispose of them by dropping them into any community pharmacy for free.

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World’s longest-living diabetic celebrates 90th birthday

Winsome Johnston, believed to be the longest-living diabetic in the world, has a few wise words for young people disheartened by a type-one diabetes diagnosis.

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Waitematā DHB welcomes Inquiry recommendations

Waitematā DHB welcomes today’s release by the Government of the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction.

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New radiology facilities to cater for population boom in West Auckland

The opening of a newly-expanded Radiology Department at Waitakere Hospital is specifically designed to match the increased demands of West Auckland’s fast-growing population – doubling capability and giving more people...

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Innovative Kōrero Mai service co-designed by patients, families and whānau

Better patient experience and outcomes lie at the very heart of an innovative service launched by the Waitemata DHB and supported by the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission).

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