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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.

Clinical education calen...

Websites

... compassionate kōrero about suicide with taiohi/young people.

www.mentalhealth.org.nz

FLO: Pasifika for LifeFLO equips Pasifika families and communities to prevent suicide.

www.leva.co.nz

HeadFirstThis site was created to help players, coaches, support staff and families in the rugby community to support their own wellbeing and that of others.

www.headfirst.co.nz

Aunty DeeWe see Pasifika wellbeing in a holistic way – taking in to account all dimensions of a person, family or community – ph...

CALD Waikato workshops

... 0830-1230 CALD 1+4 Cultural Competency and Working with Interpreters
1300-1700 CALD Module 9 Working in Mental Health Context with CALD Patients
VENUE:  Bryant Education Centre LG8 
Flyer with details and booking information
Specifically for Mental Health staff
Wednesday: 6 October 2021 (RSVP by 23 September)

0830-1230 CALD 1+4 Cultural Competency and Working with Interpreters
1300-1700 CALD Module 2 Working with Migrant Patients
Western Community Centre, Hyde Road, Nawton, Hamilton 
Flyer wit...

COVID-19 vaccination workers

As the COVID-19 vaccination programme begins to ramp up, we're looking to significantly boost our teams of vaccinators, admin staff and kai manaaki. We'd love for you to join us in this important mahi to help protect Aotearoa/New Zealand against COVID-19.

We have some great opportunities for the right people, though there are some specific requirements for the role we have available.

AdministratorWe're looking for administrators to support the vaccination programme by booking ap...

Diabetes clinic during COVID-19 Level 2

In response to the COVID-19, we have changed how Waikato DHB's diabetes service and clinics are run. We are limiting face to face contact in our diabetes outpatient clinics to ensure you and your whānau, our staff and other patients are safe while you are being cared for.

Women with Gestation Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)

A routine blood test in early pregnancy may indicate you need further screening for gestation diabetes mellitus (GDM). This will take place between 24 – 28 weeks pregnancy. Yo...

Privacy statement

... the date of 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

... most women.

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 tem...

Preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM)

... problem is more likely when 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 factors...

Formula feeding your baby

... going.

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 your baby. 

P...