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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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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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