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Media releases

Hawkins to build North Shore’s new hospital building

Hawkins has been appointed by Waitematā DHB as the construction contractor for Tōtara Haumaru, the new state-of-the-art hospital facility at North Shore Hospital.

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Multisensory Snoezelen room opens at Wilson Centre

A new multisensory Snoezelen room to support children’s and adolescents’ wellbeing has opened at the Child Rehabilitation Service, based at the Wilson Centre in Takapuna.

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Wallet-sized health card launched

Waitematā DHB is marking Health Literacy Month in October with a new initiative that guides people to reliable, clear online health information.

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Updated media release - Waitematā DHB paves the way with New Zealand’s first-ever paramedic pilot

Paramedics are being employed to help transfer patients between Waitematā DHB’s hospitals and support medical staff in providing optimal care.

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Waitematā DHB pharmacist recognised

Joanna Hikaka has been named 2019 Pharmacist of the Year by the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand, making her the second Waitematā DHB pharmacist to win the award in the...

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Waitematā DHB launches refreshed Friends and Family survey

A newly updated Friends and Family survey is now in use at the North Shore and Waitakere hospitals.

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Lung cancer screening a step closer to reality following combined study

Newly released study results present a strong case for lung cancer screening in New Zealand – particularly for Māori whose mortality rates are between three and four times higher than...

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Waitematā DHB volunteer group sewing up a storm

Members of one of North Shore Hospital’s longest-serving volunteer groups are using their sewing skills to make face masks.

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New Associate Chief Medical Officer appointed at Waitematā DHB

Nineteen years have passed since Dr Andrew Old’s classmates at the University of Auckland honoured him with the Good Samaritan Award.

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Telehealth pod helps doctors maintain patient care during COVID

A soundproof pod equipped with digital technology is allowing doctors at Waitematā DHB to connect with patients and hold confidential consultations that would otherwise have been postponed during the COVID resurgence.

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