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Top marks for Waitematā DHB

Waitematā DHB is excelling in its training of junior doctors with both North Shore and Waitakere hospitals achieving the maximum possible accreditation of five years from the Royal Australasian College...

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Independent external review following deaths at mental health inpatient unit

 Waitematā DHB has announced an immediate independent external review of its He Puna Waiora inpatient mental health unit after the deaths of two patients in the unit this week.

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Five-day national strike action

Waitematā DHB has contingency plans in place to ensure patients and whānau, continue to receive a high level of care and support during the five-day national strike. 

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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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