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Snapshot of Waikato DHB

Our health districtWaikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of 20 district health boards in New Zealand.  District health boards are responsible for providing or funding the provision of health services in their district.

Waikato DHB serves a population of more than 425,000 and covers more than 21,000km2. It stretches from northern Coromandel to close to Mt Ruapehu in the south, and from Raglan on the west coast to Waihi on the east. 

59% of our population is defined as living in urban areas...

Waikato Health Trust

The broad purpose of the trust is to support the provision of health and disability services within the area served by the Waikato District Health Board.

The Waikato Health Trust (WHT) is an incorporated charitable trust. One of its main activities is to manage the donations and bequests received by the Waikato District Health Board. Under an arrangement between the board and the trust all donations and bequests received by the board are passed to the trust. They are then spent strictly in acco...

Radiation Therapy

Radiation TherapyRadiation Oncology is part of the Waikato Regional Cancer Centre and is located in the Lomas Building at Waikato Hospital. We serve a wide geographical area including patients from the Waikato, Lakes, and Tairāwhiti District Health Boards (DHB).

It is one of nine Radiation Oncology departments in New Zealand.

Our services are primarily used for treating cancer patients but radiation therapy can be an effective form of treatment for several other health conditions.
In 2019 1570...

For other health professionals working in the Waikato region

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Whenua (placenta)

Whenua (also called the placenta or afterbirth) 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 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...


The Nursing Preceptorship course is for Waikato DHB employees and Waikato DHB funded workplaces who are supporting students and new graduate registered nurses.The Preceptorship course is run in conjunction with Wintec.  We work collaboratively with them to develop your skills, in providing clinical practice instructions to, and evaluation of, students and newcomers to nursing.  Check the course content on the Wintec website - under Preceptorship of Nurses in Practice

Course dates 2022

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Tokoroa Hospital

COVID-19: Visitor policy
Click here for more informationTokoroa Hospital is a rural hospital about 90 kilometres south of Hamilton. It serves the South Waikato area, and is part of the Waikato District Health Board.


GynaecologyGynaecology is the care of women with problems of the female reproductive system (ovaries, tubes, womb, cervix, vagina).  The Gynaecology team provides general gynaecology at a secondary and tertiary level, and limited gynaecology oncology services for ovarian and endometrial malignancy.

General gynaecologyMenstrual disorders, endometriosis and pelvic pain, hormone replacement therapy, contraceptive and sterilisation advice, and early pregnancy difficulties.


Testing positive for COVID-19

Testing positive for COVID-19 – Ki te pāngia koe e te KOWHEORI-19

Most people who get COVID-19 will have mild to moderate symptoms, similar to other common viruses.

The majority of people will be able to manage their symptoms at home while isolating with some rest, fluids and paracetamol. Use simple remedies like lemon and honey drinks.

You don’t need to call your GP to let them know you have had a positive test for COVID-19.
Monitor your symptoms:
If you start to feel worse or have general...