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Next stage in new $267 million hospital building kicked off today

Today marks the next step in the construction of Waitematā DHB’s new hospital building, Tōtara Haumaru, on the North Shore Hospital campus.

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Waitematā DHB celebrates a milestone moment in vaccination rollout

Emergency Department nurse Tegan Mayo was among the first Waitematā DHB first staff members toreceive a dose of the Pfizer vaccine this week when new on-site healthcare worker vaccination clinicswere...

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Waitematā DHB is set to hire 100 new nurses

The biggest DHB in the country is embarking on its biggest recruitment drive ever, seeking 100 new nurses before the end of June. 

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Waitematā DHB appoints former Secretary for Te Marae Ora Cook Islands Ministry of Health as Director of Pacific Health

Former Secretary for Te Marae Ora Cook Islands Ministry of Health Dr Josephine Aumea Herman has been appointed Director of Pacific Health at Waitematā DHB.

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Thank you to the people of Northland and Auckland – 1 million COVID-19 tests and counting

More than 1 million COVID-19 tests have been completed in the Northern Region (Northland and Auckland) since testing began in February 2020. 

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Changing the lives of Pacific youth

Waitematā DHB’s community alcohol and drug service (CADS) is leading the way with a specialised programme for pacific youth who experience alcohol and/or drug issues.

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Auckland health authorities boost testing in response to new cases

Health authorities in Auckland are asking residents to be vigilant and follow public health advice following the three new positive cases of COVID-19 in the city, which has led to...

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Diagnostic breast service boosts the battle against breast cancer

A newly developed facility, renamed as Kia Ū Ora – Waitematā Breast Service, brings multiple procedures and clinics together under one roof at North Shore Hospital to improve access and...

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Independent external expert review of He Puna Waiora mental health unit released

Waitematā District Health Board (DHB) has today publicly released an independent external review of its He Puna Waiora inpatient mental health unit following the deaths of two patients in May...

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Hawkins to build North Shore’s new hospital building

Hawkins has been appointed by Waitematā DHB as the construction contractor for Tōtara Haumaru, the new state-of-the-art hospital facility at North Shore Hospital.

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