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Knitting to help delirium patients

Westernleader.co.nz - A creative knitting project is helping delirium patients in an unexpected way.

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Hospital's new measures helping patients doze off

Newshub.co.nz - Patients at North Shore Hospital are getting a better night's sleep thanks to a new pilot scheme.

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E-prescribing set to make illegible handwriting a thing of the past

TVNZ.co.nz - Remember the drug charts that used to (and, in some cases, still do) hang on clipboards at the end of a patients' hospital beds?

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Christmas spirit shines bright in Waitakere Hospital

Stuff.co.nz - Hand-made decorations and Christmas lights have turned the children's ward at Waitakere Hospital into a "big magical cave".

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New mental health service for northern children

Stuff.co.nz - As the fastest growing area in the country the increasing population in Hibiscus Coast and Rodney is behind the opening of a new mental health facility for children and adolescents in Orewa.The...

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Waitemata DHB leads in health targets

Stuff.co.nz - Waitemata is leading the way in two health targets, giving faster cancer treatment and tackling childhood obesity.

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Retiree donates knitting to North Shore Hospital's maternity ward

Stuff.co.nz - Every night after dinner, Fay Macrae sits down, takes out her yarn and needles, and gets knitting.It's part of her daily routine. She doesn't really enjoy television and would...

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Doctor prepares for journey to Antarctica

Stuff.co.nz - A flurry of adorable, crocheted penguins have taken over Dr Danielle Medek's life.The scientist and first-year doctor at Auckland's North Shore Hospital is making 100 of them to sell as...

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EDARS gets patients back in their homes

Newshub.co.nz - A pilot scheme is getting stroke patients out of hospital and back into their homes faster. 

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Knitting group helps North Shore Hospital's delirium patients

Stuff.co.nz - Crafty knitters are helping nurses at Auckland's Waitemata District Health Board with a special project.

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