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New Waitematā DHB development gives vulnerable babies ‘best-possible’ start to life

The opening of a new Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Waitakere Hospital today is the latest milestone in an ongoing upgrade of the site that is designed to meet…

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Go-ahead given for four new units at Mason Clinic

Additional Government funding of $102.

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Official opening of new home for managed withdrawal inpatient service

A specialised service providing medically supervised withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs has relocated to a modern new city-based Auckland location. Read full release 

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Tribute to war nurse and hospital trail blazer

A plaque commemorating the life of World War Two nurse Eliza Daisy Cargo has been rediscovered on a construction site at North Shore Hospital and returned to a place of…

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Waitematā DHB nurturing and growing the Māori workforce

New Waitematā DHB employee Helen Kearns had a later-in-life call to become a doctor. Helen always had a passion for health care and first started training as a nurse.

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WDHB Online Appointment Booking

We are now offering an online appointment booking service for some of our outpatient clinics at North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals.

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Waitematā DHB and Department of Corrections develop new prison-based programme for junior doctors

Waitematā DHB and the Department of Corrections, have developed a new training role for junior doctors to experience healthcare within a prison. Read full release

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Waitematā DHB achieves 90% double vaccination milestone for Pasifika population and first-dose 90% vaccination milestone for Māori as part of the metro-wide Auckland vaccine drive

New Ministry of Health figures show 90% of the DHB’s eligible Pasifika population has now received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read full release

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Long-time ‘general medicine’ champion leaves a lasting legacy

Long-serving Waitematā physician and hospital leader Dr Hamish Hart is retiring after 50 years of medicine and mentorship – including nearly 40 with the DHB. Read full release

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Go-ahead for Waitakere Hospital Intensive Care Unit great news for West Aucklanders

Today’s announcement that a six-bed Intensive Care Unit will be built at Waitakere Hospital represents a historic moment in the evolution of health care for the people of West Auckland,…

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