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Recruitment to graduate programmes through ACE

We have multiple intakes throughout the year.

Early 2021 intakes

ACE opens
Interviews at Waikato
Graduate intake start dates

12 August 2020
Early October 2020
9 February 2021

15 March 2021

Mid-Year 2021 Intake

ACE opens
Interviews at Waikato
Graduate intake start dates

7 April 2021
Early June 2021
6 September 2021

Early 2022 intakes

ACE opens
Interviews at Waikato
Graduate intake start dates

12 August 2021
Early October 2021
TBC February 2022

TBC March 2022

Applications to Wa...

Home visits

Many of our community services can involve visits to your home – for example district nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, members of the START team and others.

Our staff will always carry a staff photo identification card.

Please make sure you are at home for the appointment.

What we ask you to do
Restrain and secure any dogs.
Do not smoke during our visits.
Advise us if there are any hazards that may be around your home or workplace.
Occasionally we may need to...

How to access your video appointment using the Microsoft Teams app on a desktop/laptop

... on 'Join Video Appointment' link (if you have not received the appointment invite in your email, remember to also check in your Junk/Spam folder)
Enter your date of birth and tick the 'I'm not a robot' box then click the 'Start appointment'
This will launch a new browser window, and a pop up will display, click on 'Open Microsoft Teams'
You will then be prompted to make sure your video and audio is turned on, then click the 'Join now'

Advance Care Planning

... incapable of making decisions for yourself.

If you have an Advance Care Plan which you have shared with your family, healthcare decision-making is also less stressful for them and your loved ones.

Why not do an Advance Care Plan now?A good place to start is the Advance Care Planning website. There are lots of free resources to help you think about and prepare your advance care plan.

Another good website is Te Hokinga ā Wairua End of Life Service - it covers advanced care planning as well as...

A career in health

... uses a range of methods for education and career development including workshops, secondments, mentoring/preceptorships, study leave, as well as online, workshop and classroom-style learning.

Waikato DHB is always looking for talented people at the start of their career or with proven experience.

Quit smoking

... For All is a Pinnacle service that coordinates all enquiries about smoking cessation in the Waikato and Tairawhiti regions.

Its website gives lots of good advice and puts you in touch with the support closest to you or which best matches your needs.

Start your quit journey online now!

ACLS core skills courses

... Hospital and the Waikato Skills and simulation Centre.  For GPs requiring CME accreditation for AVE and MOPS these courses are endorsed for 8 CME Credits.  They are non-assessed and meet the RNZCGP three yearly refresher requirements for GPs. 

Courses start at 5pm and finish at 10pm. Pre-registration is required as course numbers are limited.  Course details and dates are available on request. - email

For anyone requiring details of the ACLS CORE ADVANCED C...

Recommended NZ websites on specific health topics or conditions

... Foundation 
Just the facts - for young adults, information about sexual health, STIs and safer sex
Mental Health Foundation 
Organ Donation NZ
Seniorline - for older people making decisions about staying at home, rest homes, day care etc
Stroke Foundation
SmartStart for pregnancy and looking after your baby
Te Hokinga a Wairua End of Life Service - covers information on what to do following the death of someone close to you; plus planning for what you want to happen when you die.

Questions you may wish to ask

... treatments, you may wish to ask questions such as:

For your GP/doctor or nurse

Am I anaemic or is my iron level low?
If so, how can my iron level be improved before my treatment?
Are there any medications, herbal or vitamin supplements I should stop or start taking before my treatment?
Is there anything I can change in my diet so I can be healthier to support my recovery?
For your surgeon or anaesthetist

Will I need a blood transfusion with my planned surgery/treatment?
What are the risks in...