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Media releases

Thank you to the people of Northland and Auckland – 1 million COVID-19 tests and counting

More than 1 million COVID-19 tests have been completed in the Northern Region (Northland and Auckland) since testing began in February 2020. 

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Changing the lives of Pacific youth

Waitematā DHB’s community alcohol and drug service (CADS) is leading the way with a specialised programme for pacific youth who experience alcohol and/or drug issues.

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Auckland health authorities boost testing in response to new cases

Health authorities in Auckland are asking residents to be vigilant and follow public health advice following the three new positive cases of COVID-19 in the city, which has led to...

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Diagnostic breast service boosts the battle against breast cancer

A newly developed facility, renamed as Kia Ū Ora – Waitematā Breast Service, brings multiple procedures and clinics together under one roof at North Shore Hospital to improve access and...

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Independent external expert review of He Puna Waiora mental health unit released

Waitematā District Health Board (DHB) has today publicly released an independent external review of its He Puna Waiora inpatient mental health unit following the deaths of two patients in May...

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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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