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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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Waitematā DHB reaches 90% fully vaccinated

Waitematā has today become the third district health board in the country to achieve the goal of doublevaccinating 90 per cent of its eligible population against COVID-19 Read full release …

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First-dose 90% vaccination milestone for Waitematā DHB Pacific population

Congratulations Pasifika! That’s the word from Waitematā DHB, following the release of encouraging new Ministry of Health vaccination numbers. Read full release 

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Have a household plan ready as Auckland opens up

With COVID-19 circulating widely in the community, Waitematā DHB is encouraging families to have a plan in place to help them get through in the event that a member of their whānau…

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COVID-19 home isolation cases urged to seek the help they need without delay

In metro Auckland today, the Northern Region Health Coordination Centre (NRHCC) is coordinating the support of 1,441 COVID-19 positive cases to safely isolate at home.

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Vaccination options on the Hibiscus Coast this weekend

The Hibiscus Boating Club pop-up vaccination centre returns this weekend, alongside a new pop-up vaccination centre at the Ōrewa Surf Lifesaving Club. Read full release

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Let’s get vaccinated Warkworth!

Calling all Warkworth residents – there’s a new pop-up vaccination centre headed your way. Read full release 

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