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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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Community podiatrists learning new skills from Waitematā DHB specialists

Waitematā DHB is teaming up with community-based podiatrists to provide specialised care for people with diabetes-related foot problems.

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Waitematā, Auckland, and Counties Manukau DHBs continue COVID-19 outbreak measures – delay some planned care, move to virtual where possible

The three metropolitan Auckland district health boards (DHBs) will continue with measures that have been in place since Monday 17 August in response to the current community outbreak of COVID-19.

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Waitematā, Auckland, and Counties Manukau DHBs delay outpatient appointments and planned care, move to virtual where possible

From Monday 17 August, the three Auckland metropolitan district health boards (DHBs) will postpone some face-to-face planned care appointments or move to virtual appointments where it is appropriate to do so.

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Auckland COVID-19 designated practices and new pop-up

Auckland health authorities have released a list of designated practices, further increasing public options for COVID-19 testing.

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Record testing numbers and new location for central city CTC

Wednesday 12 August was a record day for testing in Auckland with more than 7,800 tests now registered by the city’s laboratories.

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Seven new COVID-19 testing pop-ups in Auckland

Seven pop-up Community Testing Centres (CTCs) opened in metropolitan Auckland this afternoon (12 August 2020) as health officials continue to boost testing capacity following four confirmed community cases of COVID-19.

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