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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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Extension of community laboratory testing contract provides certainty

The Northern Region’s four district health boards, covering a population of 1.8 million people, have secured a long-term agreement that provides ongoing certainty about the provision of community-referred pathology services.

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Home-tailored early intervention programme gets international attention

An early intervention programme, tailored by Waitemata DHB to cater for some of society’s most vulnerable parents, is now being used overseas.

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Long-term regional health planning already delivering

Major recent funding announcements worth more than half a billion dollars were proof of the benefits of the new regional approach to health investment planning, according to Waitemata DHB CEO...

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Expansion of surgery at Waitakere Hospital

Waitemata and Auckland DHBs are delivering specialist eye and dental care closer to home, with the launch of a greater range of surgeries at Waitakere Hospital.

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