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Waitematā DHB Māori Nurse of the Year 2021 turned personal tragedy into equity focused career

Angela’s late son, who would have turned 40 this week, passed away at nine-months-old after complications related to an ear infection that was never diagnosed, despite her repeated efforts to…

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Funding grant welcome by advocate for aspiring Māori surgeons

Waitematā DHB surgical registrar Dr Jamie-Lee Rahiri knew she wanted to be a doctor by the time she was in her sixth-form year at Northcote College.

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New breast service removes travel barriers for women out west

How to get to North Shore Hospital from West Auckland? An easy question to answer if you own a car and have the means to pay for petrol or alternative transport.…

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COVID-19 community vaccination options expand north with new Albany centre

A second North Shore-based community COVID-19 vaccination centre was officially blessed and opened at Albany this morning – the fourth of its kind in the Waitematā DHB catchment.

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Wilson Home Trust appoints new manager

With more than three decades’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, newly appointed Trust Manager Chris Jones brings a wealth of knowledge to The Wilson Home Trust.

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New HPV self-testing research programme to launch in Auckland

Waitematā DHB, Auckland DHB, Counties Manukau Health and Total Healthcare PHO will offer HPV self-testing at select Local Doctors clinics from June 2021, as part of a new 18-month research…

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$1.96 million grant a welcome boost to Māori-led lung cancer screening programme

Waitematā DHB, Auckland DHB and University of Otago have today welcomed a $1.

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Westgate Mall site of new COVID-19 vaccination centre for West Auckland

“Love thy neighbour and get vaccinated” was the catch cry as Auckland’s second Pasifika-led community vaccination centre opened at Westgate Mall today, Wednesday 12 May.

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Birkenhead community COVID-19 vaccination clinic open for business

The North Shore’s first community COVID-19 vaccination clinic opened at Birkenhead this morning, making another important milestone in the rollout of the programme to protect the public.

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$40 million funding boost for new ward at Waitakere Hospital

Waitematā DHB welcomes today’s announcement of a $40 million funding package to build a new 30-bed inpatient ward at Waitakere Hospital. Read full release 

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