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Quest to find the person who donated a stunning quilt to the children’s ward at Waitakere Hospital

Seven Sharp paid a visit to Rangatira Paediatric Ward in Waitakere Hospital to help us find the infamous Dr Seuss quiltmaker that inspired the ward's beautiful decorations.

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Grandma, 90, is NZ's oldest living person with diabetes and now her sights are on a world record

Seven Sharp - Diagnosed with type one diabetes when she was only six, Winsome Johnston has spent decades living with the condition. Now she’s in line for a Guinness World Record.

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New research to understand why more Māori die of breast cancer

NZ Herald - A study hopes to better understand why more Māori women are dying of breast cancer than any other ethnicity across the country..... read more>>

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First new grad in a decade for Waitemata district nursing service

Nursing ReviewWaitemata’s first new graduate district nurse in over a decade was one of 50 nurses who completed the DHB’s new graduate programme last month. Read More 

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Waitematā health board doubles Māori workforce

RNZ- The Waitematā District Health Board has doubled the number of Māori nurses in three years and is set to double its entire Māori workforce...read more>>

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New Zealand carries out our first robot-assisted knee surgery

Newshub - The country's first robot-assisted knee surgery has been carried out at Auckland's North Shore Hospital.

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First robot-assisted knee surgery has patient working and walking two weeks later

NZ Herald - The country's first robot-assisted partial knee replacement surgery was performed successfully last month.

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Mobile devices help clinicians spend more time with patients in Auckland's Waitemata

Stuff.co.nz - Speech and language therapist Bridget Oliver used to lug around books, flash cards, forms and photocopied bits of paper as she visited patients in west and north Auckland.

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Kiwi doctors swapping stethoscopes for iPads

Newshub - We're used to seeing doctors with stethoscopes, now it seems an iPad is the new medical must-have accessory.

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Experiencing patients' struggles all part of hospital empathy zone in Auckland

Stuff.co.nz - Ensuring patients have a good experience in hospital not only helps them feel happier, it also helps them get better quicker

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