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... information as you can about the patient you wish to contact.
Messages will be processed and forwarded to the appropriate ward, service or department as soon as possible; usually by the next morning.
Your message will need to be read by Waikato DHB staff to determine where it should be forwarded to.

Midland Trauma System

The Midland Trauma System (MTS) puts the needs of the patient first. It is a network of specialised, clinical personnel committed to ensuring application of best practice in trauma care across the Midland Region.

Clinical staff members perform clinical risk assessment and mitigation, collect trauma data, and facilitate local trauma committees to enable quality improvement initiatives. The hub group based at Waikato DHB manages the regional database, develops and manages clinical gu...

Kaitiaki cultural support

... cultural support for Māori and their whānau, who are accessing health and disability services in Waiora Waikato, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti, Thames and Taumaranui hospitals.

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

What is the role of Kaitiaki?

To offer assistance, regarding Māori beliefs, values and cultural practices
To offer assistance, regarding Tupapaku, Māori...

Can I take photos?

... patients’ privacy, as well as their health. Please help us.

Ask for permission to take photosOnly take photographs if the patient, or their legal guardian, says you can. Please don’t take pictures, videos or make audio recordings of our staff unless they say it is okay. You may not take photos or videos of other patients and visitors. This includes general shots of wards, waiting rooms, corridors, cafe areas etc where other people are. 

Think before you uploadDo not po...

ACLS core skills courses

(Previously known as ACLS Refresher Courses no-assessed)

These courses are delivered by qualified and experienced NZRC instructors who are practicing medical, paramedical and nursing staff from Waikato Hospital and the Waikato Skills and simulation Centre.  For GPs requiring CME accreditation for AVE and MOPS these courses are endorsed for 8 CME Credits.  They are non-assessed and meet the RNZCGP three yearly refresher requirements for GPs. 

Courses start at 5pm and fin...

What is a mammogram?

... the changes will not be cancer.

At your appointment, you will be asked to fill in a form. You will remove your upper clothing in a private changing area, and put on a wrap ready for the x-ray.

In the x-ray room, an experienced staff member will show you where to place each breast, one at a time, on or against the x-ray plate.

To get a high quality x-ray, your breast must be made flatter. This is done by the x-ray machine firmly but gently squeezing your br...

Focus of work

... residential services.
Providing a mechanism by which productive links can be fostered between clinicians and academics in regard to clinical care, research, policy and education.
Supporting the development of research skills for Waikato DHB staff and the University of Auckland.
Providing leadership in the critical examination of current trends and evidence-based practice in rehabilitation and older person care, and the implications for research, education and practice for both...