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Flu vaccination during pregnancy

... flu vaccination is available for pregnant women at the antenatal clinic in Waikato Hospital. If you have an appointment in the clinic you will be offered vaccination. If you have previously declined the flu vaccination but change your mind, you can ask staff to be vaccinated.
More information about flu vaccination during pregnancy
Fightflu.co.nz – information for pregnant women.
Health Navigator New Zealand – influenza vaccine.

Study days and education

... education initiatives delivered by the Professional Development Unit are open to external applicants from the nursing community in the Waikato region (such as Aged Care, Practice Nurses etc.), unless flyers/calendar specifies “target audience Waikato DHB staff only”.

Some of our education initiatives are also facilitated by the use of Telehealth, so that rural nurses can remain at their home base and interact in the education events using videoconferencing technology.

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Privacy statement

... your last treatment or care.

Who has access to your information?Generally only your team of clinicians from Waikato DHB and your General Practice centre will have access to your information on SmartHealth. However, on occasion HealthTap staff, your General Practice centre staff or others authorised by the Waikato DHB may also need to access your information to ensure that the system is working correctly, to fix any issues that might arise and/or to respond to any complaints, questi...

Going into labour

... The cord from the placenta, which is attached to the baby, may be clamped or left until the cord has stopped pulsating. If you wish to use a clamp alternative, such as a muka tie, you can bring one to the delivery suite.

Waikato Hospital staff recognise that some people place special significance on the whenua/afterbirth/placenta. We encourage women who are keeping their placenta to find a family member to take the placenta home directly from the delivery suite. We do provide temp...

How are we tracking?

... financial markers is an important part of managing and improving Waikato District Health Board. It is also important to do so in a transparent and publicly accountable way.

Performance reports, including operational, financial, quality, people/staff, infrastructure, funded/contracted providers, and information technology areas, are presented to Waikato DHB’s governance level on a regular basis.

Service user experienceWhat matters to you is important to us. Your feedbac...

Nursing & Midwifery Education Fund

The Nursing and Midwifery Education Fund provides fair and equitable access to education for all nursing / midwifery staff at Waikato DHB.

What is the Nursing and Midwifery Education Fund?
The Nursing and Midwifery Education & Development Fund was established in 1999. The fund continues to be part of the NZNO MECA. It comprises of fees generated from a series of student practice placement agreements and the funds negotiated as part of the NZNO MECA (1999)

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Draft Waikato DHB Disability responsiveness plan

He mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.  Nau mai Haere mai.  Homai ō whakāro mo te Waikato DHB Disability Responsiveness Plan. 

We want your feedback – you are invited to a hui

We know we have to make some big changes to meet the needs of whānau hauā.   

In late January 2019 we held a Disability Workshop seeking information on the challenges whānau hauā (people living with a disability and their whānau) face when accessing health services. The aim of the workshop wa...

Preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM)

... PPROM has occurred before 24 weeks.

After your baby is bornThe biggest risk to your baby after PPROM is prematurity. Infection can also be a problem.

If there is a chance your baby will need specialised care after birth, the staff from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will be at your delivery to care for your baby if needed.

Your baby will probably need antibiotics and may need help breathing. How much special care your baby needs depends on many...

Maternity Quality and Safety Programme

... increasing health equity.

Safe, quality health services for all / Haumaru - Quality and safety is the overarching aim of the MQSP Programme.

People centred services / Manaaki - Waikato MQSP has a strong focus on consumer and staff engagement particularly using co-design methodology when making changes.

Effective and efficient care and services / Ratonga a iwi - Waikato MQSP projects include an element of effective and efficient service improvement.
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Formula feeding your baby

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Waikato DHB acknowledges that a small number of women are unable to breastfeed their baby. Some women may choose to both breastfeed and formula feed their baby. Some women may choose not to breastfeed. However you choose to feed your baby, the staff at Waikato Hospital and the primary birth centres are here to help and support you. 

The information below will give you some general information about formula feeding, as well as other resources to lower any health risks for you...