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New District Nurse for North Shore

The North Shore District Nursing Team has a special new recruit doing rounds in the community. 

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North Shore Hospital marks a year of Herceptin treatment

It’s been a year since Michelle Jackson received her first Herceptin treatment - the first patient to ever receive the drug at Waitematā DHB.

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Waitemata DHB celebrates 2018 Diversity Awards win

An innovative Waitemata District Health Board education programme to overcome cultural barriers in communication with patients has been recognised at the 2018 Diversity Awards NZ.

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Achieving health equity for our Māori communities

Health equity for Māori communities remains at the heart of a Waitemata DHB recruitment drive for nurses.

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Māori nurses encourage others to follow in their footsteps

Māori Clinical Nurse Specialist Coral Skipper has been honoured for her exemplary leadership and Waitemata DHB is now looking for new recruits to follow in her footsteps.

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High winter demand ED message

Waitemata District Health Board is seeking the support of the public to avoid hospital emergency departments unless in genuine need of emergency healthcare.

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New research aims to understand breast cancer treatment inequities

Why do some women with breast cancer decline certain types of treatment? That’s the question a collaborative research project funded by Waitemata and Auckland District Health Boards, Health Research Council...

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Hand hygiene compliance

A workplace culture with patient safety at its heart has helped Waitemata District Health Board achieve the country’s highest score in hand hygiene.

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Kia ora hauora to boost Maori health workforce

Waitematā DHB is the new lead organisation for KOH coordinating four regional coordination centres to implement initiatives designed to encourage more Māori into the health workforce and improve Māori health outcomes.

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Inpatient Snapshot

Doctors at North Shore and Waitakere hospitals will be able to spend more time with patients thanks to a new initiative making it faster to access a patient’s health history.

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