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COVID-19 community vaccination options expand north with new Albany centre

A second North Shore-based community COVID-19 vaccination centre was officially blessed and opened at Albany this morning – the fourth of its kind in the Waitematā DHB catchment.

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Wilson Home Trust appoints new manager

With more than three decades’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, newly appointed Trust Manager Chris Jones brings a wealth of knowledge to The Wilson Home Trust.

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New HPV self-testing research programme to launch in Auckland

Waitematā DHB, Auckland DHB, Counties Manukau Health and Total Healthcare PHO will offer HPV self-testing at select Local Doctors clinics from June 2021, as part of a new 18-month research programme.

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$1.96 million grant a welcome boost to Māori-led lung cancer screening programme

Waitematā DHB, Auckland DHB and University of Otago have today welcomed a $1.96 million grant from the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) - via the Health Research Council.

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Westgate Mall site of new COVID-19 vaccination centre for West Auckland

“Love thy neighbour and get vaccinated” was the catch cry as Auckland’s second Pasifika-led community vaccination centre opened at Westgate Mall today, Wednesday 12 May.

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Birkenhead community COVID-19 vaccination clinic open for business

The North Shore’s first community COVID-19 vaccination clinic opened at Birkenhead this morning, making another important milestone in the rollout of the programme to protect the public.

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$40 million funding boost for new ward at Waitakere Hospital

Waitematā DHB welcomes today’s announcement of a $40 million funding package to build a new 30-bed inpatient ward at Waitakere Hospital.

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New breast screening clinic to save lives of Auckland women

Auckland and Waitematā DHBs, with the help of Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall, have launched a new breast screening clinic in central Auckland today.

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Prime Minister opens new unit at Mason Clinic

E Tū Tanekaha, Waitematā DHB’s new state-of-the-art 15-bed medium secure unit at the Mason Clinic, was opened today by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, and Minister of Health...

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North Shore Hospital celebrates four 100-day milestones in SCBU

Over the next two weeks, four families in North Shore Hospital's Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) are celebrating their pre-term babies turning 100 days old.

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