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Media releases

Honouring Sir Graeme Douglas

The late Sir Graeme Douglas will be remembered as pillar of the West Auckland community, a leader in business and an innovator of pharmacy, Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) Chief…

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World-class Emergency Department opens at Waitakere Hospital

Waitakere Hospital’s new Emergency Department officially opens today providing a world-class emergency medicine facility for the people of West Auckland.

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Council lifts ban on Lake Pupuke recreational activities

Auckland Council has now removed its ban on Lake Pupuke recreational activities following last month's leakage of diesel from our hospital storage tanks.

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Green light for falls prevention programme

A major national community falls prevention programme for people aged over‐65 which was developed by the joint Auckland‐Waitemata DHB Funding team was given the official go‐ahead today.

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Waitemata DHB pharmacist nationally recognised for advancements in patient safety

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) Pharmacy Operations Manager David Ryan has been named a finalist in the New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards for introducing electronic prescribing (e‐prescribing) across North…

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Sky Bridge next major step in North Shore's ongoing renaissance

Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key today opened North Shore Hospital's new Sky Bridge linking the Elective Surgery Centre (ESC) with the main hospital tower as part of plans…

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Hospital bedside technology to fast-track care for patients who need it most

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) clinicians have new technology at their fingertips to help identify and fast-track care to hospital patients who need it most.

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Court of Appeal upholds Waitemata DHB smoking ban

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) is pleased to announce that the Court of Appeal issued its decision this morning upholding the legality of Waitemata DHB’s Smokefree Policy.

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Free Wi-Fi the next step in enhancing patient experience

Patients and visitors now have access to free, high speed Wi-Fi at North Shore Hospital, Waitakere Hospital as well as most clinical and community sites.

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Waitemata DHB leads the way as a ‘Good Employer’

An analysis of 91 Crown entities across New Zealand has seen Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) ranked equal-first for compliance with ‘Good Employer’ principles.

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