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Northland and Auckland District Health Boards launch daily COVID-19 Q&A on Māori Television

The Northland, Waitematā, Auckland and Counties Manukau DHBs have launched a daily COVID-19 Q&A for Māori communities, broadcast on Māori Television’s Facebook page.

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COVID-19 community testing network expands in Auckland, with five additional centres

Five additional COVID-19 testing centres are now up-and-running across metro Auckland, ensuring even better community-based access to swabbing for those who meet the clinical criteria. 

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Altruistic organ donation and the gift of life

Would you donate a kidney to a stranger?

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Waitematā DHB moves to grow its Māori workforce

Waitematā DHB is thought to be the first district health board in the country to create a role designed specifically to recruit more Māori into its workforce.

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Statement regarding three-month sonography strike (18 January to 11 April, 2020)

Contingency plans are in place at metropolitan Auckland DHBs to minimise the impact of the three-month sonographers’ strike on our patients and ensure we continue to deliver the highest-possible standard...

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Expansion of Mason Clinic site announced

Waitematā DHB has announced the purchase of a significant block of additional land that will enable expansion of the Mason Clinic in Point Chevalier, a forensic mental health facility that...

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Waitematā DHB nurses to help fight Samoan measles epidemic

Waitematā DHB has answered a call to support a vaccination mission to Samoa.

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Waitematā DHB receives the Accessibility Tick

Waitematā DHB has received the Accessibility Tick at an event coinciding with the International Day of Disabled Persons.

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Responsible drinking during the festive season

The Christmas holiday period is often associated with increased alcohol consumption for some people. With this in mind, Waitematā DHB, which operates the Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) for...

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Statement regarding medical imaging strike action

Contingency planning is well advanced to ensure our hospitals deliver a high standard of service throughout the current period of industrial action by members of the APEX union. 

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