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Media releases

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. Read full release 

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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. Read full release 

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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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Waitematā DHB launches refreshed Friends and Family survey

A newly updated Friends and Family survey is now in use at the North Shore and Waitakere hospitals. Read full release 

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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. Read full release 

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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. Read full release 

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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…

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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. Read full release here

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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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