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Whenua (placenta)

... has a particular importance to Māori people because of the spiritual and physical connection between the whenua and the land. Because of this connection, there is sacredness around the care of the whenua.

Waikato HospitalWaikato Hospital staff recognise the special significance of the whenua.  We encourage māmā who are keeping their whenua to find a whānau member to take the whenua home directly from the delivery suite. We do provide temporary storage of your whenua in Maternity Wa...


Telehealth is the term for the use of information and communication technologies to deliver health care when patients and care providers are not in the same physical location.

To be effective, telehealth relies on fast broadband internet services. Telehealth enables health professionals to diagnose illnesses and provide treatment without being in the room with the patient. Health care-related education, research and evaluation can also take place remotely. Telehealth has many benefi...

After treatment

Side effects may get worse after your course of treatment is complete, for up to two weeks, and then should gradually subside.

Staff will educate you about continued management of these side effects in your final few days of radiation treatment.

Follow-up appointment
Once you have completed radiation therapy treatment you will be given a follow-up appointment with your Radiation Oncologist/Registrar.
The appointment may be shortly after your last treatment b...

Whose name goes on Pathlab form?

... referred to Pathlab to have their throat swabbed, the service should use their form with their GP name on it only.   
Midlands Community Pharmacy Group (MidCPG) swabbing programme

This includes the pharmacies, Pathlab sites and nursing staff at K’aute Pasifika Services and Asthma Waikato.
 If a patient drops into any of the services run under MidCPG, the MidCPG lab form is to be used, and the MidCPG patient data form is to be completed and faxed immediately to MidCPG. Rheumatic Rever resources For Health Professionals

Mental Health

We employ more than 700 staff working in mental health, including psychiatrists, registrars, house officers, mental health nurses, social workers, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, cultural advisers and psychiatric assistants. Our services are delivered within hospital and community settings including acute inpatient care, community, specialist (e.g. eating disorders), rehabilitation, child and adolescent and services for older people.

Working in mental health is ofte...

What sort of time commitment do I have to make?

Most of our positions require a weekly rostered time commitment of three to four hours. The majority of our positions are Mon-Fri and within the hours of 8.30am – 4pm.

Patients, families, visitors and staff must be able to depend on volunteers so we ask for a minimum commitment of at least three months.

Volunteers are asked to volunteer for no more than 16 hours a week. Most volunteers gift four hours of their time once or twice a week.

Volunteers usually t...

Kaitakawaenga for mental health services

Patients and their whānau can be put in touch with the Kaitakawaenga team by asking ward staff to refer them, or by ringing the team leader.

What is the role of Kaitakawaenga?

To provide cultural support to tangata whaiora and their whānau on admission to the Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre and within Waikato DHB’s Mental Health and Addiction Services.
As part of multidisciplinary teams, to help tangata whaiora and their whānau through their journey of care at Henry...


... and lunch, and at morning tea, afternoon tea and supper time.

A standard meal will be sent to you until you are able to select your own choices on the menu provided each day.
If you need assistance at meal times, please ask the ward staff.
If you need a special diet, please ask your nurse or midwife to contact the clinical dietitian for your ward.