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Pathway Clinic

... into the community.

Referrals to Pathway can be internal or external.

There are two types of Pathway Clinic:

Preschool
School-age (for children 5-8 years). 

The Pathway Clinic is run by senior staff, who interview caregivers, undertake a developmental screen and, depending on their findings, refer on to further services within Child Development Centre and/or to early intervention and other community services.
A Pathway Clinic appoi...

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...

Children's ear clinic

... nurse for advice on: glue ear assessment and management, wax/foreign body removal, grommet checks, treatment of discharging ears.

Please note clinics may be cancelled without notice due to unforeseen circumstances. Clinic will be closed for staff breaks. These will be noted on clinic door

Resources for patients

Jabber Guest – Patient guidesJabber guest is the app required to have a virtual consultation. Follow the instructions in these guides to access the Jabber Guest app on various mobile devices and internet browsers.

Jabber Guest Patient Instructions Android
Jabber Guest Patient Instructions Chrome
Jabber Guest Patient Instructions Internet Explorer
Jabber Guest Patient Instructions iPhone iPad
Webex – Patient guides
Webex Meetings - Patient smart device Telehealth For Health Professionals

Having a planned c-section at Waikato Hospital

... is a very important time for you and your whanau and you may be apprehensive about giving birth at this time. We are working very hard to ensure the c-section (caesarean) theatre environment is safe for you, your baby and support person as well as our staff and other patients.  For us to do this we have made some changes to how things work for planned c-sections.

Support people
You are welcome to bring one support person with you in theatre. If you have other children at home...

During your hospital stay

COVID-19: Restricted visitor policy during Alert Level 2
Click here for more informationOur aim is to give you excellent care and support while you are here. Our staff will explain what is happening each step of the way. Please ask us if you have concerns or don’t understand something. We welcome your comments and feedback.

Telehealth

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...

Spiritual support and hospital chaplains

... support and comfort, prayer, scripture readings and other religious services on request, including Holy Communion.
Chaplaincy assistants (volunteers) are trained to help our chaplains in their work.

ContactAsk ward/clinic reception staff, or Enquiries to request a chaplain for you.

Or phone 07 839 8899 and ask for the duty chaplain.

Chaplaincy team
Sister Marie Finn.
Pastor Sonny Poutapu.
Rev Julian Perkins.
Pastor Bruce Sligo...

Waikato Postgraduate Medicine Inc. (WPGMI)

... medical education and programmes are endorsed with CME accreditation, when appropriate.

Any medical graduate may become a member of the Society.  There are approximately 500 members including general practitioners and Waikato DHB medical staff

WPGMI administration organises, manages and runs programmes, seminars and workshops.  Most of these events are held at the Bryant Education Centre on the Waikato Hospital Campus in Hamilton. 

The programme includes...

No smoking or vaping

We have a no smoking, no vaping policy that applies to all patients, visitors and staff. Whether you are coming to us for a clinic appointment or a hospital stay, you must not smoke or vape anywhere inside our buildings or on our grounds.

It is routine for our staff to ask all patients if they smoke and to offer you options to help you be smokefree during your stay. If you let us know, we can provide clean nicotine products on the wards (e.g. patches, lozenges or gum). 

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