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Pathway Clinic

... into the community.

Referrals to Pathway can be internal or external.

There are two types of Pathway Clinic:

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

During your hospital stay

COVID-19: 'No Visitors' permitted to enter Waikato DHB hospitals
Click here for details and some exceptions.Our 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.

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). 


Research and education priorities

... the learning environment. 

Develop an integrated approach to education and research for all Allied Health disciplines, which will drive patient centred care and ensure health service delivery meets the needs of the community.
Give staff access to a wide range of quality education and research opportunities.
Improve the translation of new findings into learning opportunities for the workforce.
Innovative learning
Create an environment where skills, knowledge...

Planning my postgraduate study - time it takes and where to study

... /> nurse or midwife educator
nurse manager
clinical nurse or midwife director
a specialist in your field
primary health care management
Professional Development Unit, Waikato DHB
 Another option is to talk to other staff/colleagues that have completed or are enrolled in study.  Most of the universities will also be very happy to discuss pathways and what education you can do to get there.

Where do I want to study?Predominantly our nursing staff s...