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A tribute to the late Levapolo Seupule Mupopo Siaosi Tiava'asu'e

Waitematā DHB today extends its condolences to the Samoan community and the family of respected matua (elder) Levapolo Seupule Mupopo Siaosi Tiava'asu'e, who died peacefully on Easter Sunday morning.

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Hospital EDs are open for business despite COVID-19

As we enter the Easter holiday, district health boards have issued a reminder that hospital Emergency Departments remain open to provide care to patients despite the COVID-19 lockdown.

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New Website for Pacific Communities to Fight COVID-19

A new website dedicated to providing information for Pacific communities across New Zealand is being launched today to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus.

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Māori and Pacific COVID-19 testing boosted with new centres

The number of Māori and Pacific people being tested for COVID-19 is set to significantlyincrease with the opening of two new community testing centres in South Auckland.

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Waitematā DHB sets aside entire hospital building to care for COVID-19 patients

Major changes have been implemented at North Shore Hospital in readiness for the arrival of any patients who are unwell enough to require hospital-level care due to COVID-19.

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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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