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Hapū Wānanga ki Tainui

A series of FREE kaupapa Māori Pregnancy Education Wānanga for all residence in the Waikato area.

- Hapū Wānanga is a one day wānanga that includes pregnancy changes, stages of labour, birthing, pain relief, medical intervention, parenting, safe sleep and breastfeeding

- WaiŪ Wānanga is a 2.5hour Pregnancy Breastfeeding Wānanga that includes preparing for baby, positioning, latching, breast and nipple care and tips and tricks on how to breastfeed successfully

- Te poho o Nuku Wānanga is a 2.5...

COVID-19 public information

Waikato - Changes to Orange

At Orange, there is community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system. Learn what we all need to do. The traffic light systems makes life simpler and closer to normal, but retains the things that we know are most effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting people.

For us in health, things will remain the same for a while longer.

 

With COVID-19 still in our community and to help k...

Ways to improve mental health and wellbeing

 Increase wellbeing – build resilience
Connect, me whakawhanaunga
Give, tukua
Take notice, me aro tonu
Keep learning, me ako tonu
Be active, me kori tonu
You can introduce any of these actions into your life, any time, and you will begin to feel the benefits. Whakatōkia ngā rautaki māmā nei ki tō ao kia rongo ai koe i ngā painga.

Read more at www.mentalhealth.org.nz

Learn to relax and do things you enjoyHaving something to look forward to promotes positive mental health and wellbeing.  Everyon...

Suicide prevention

Feeling overwhelmed due to COVID-19.

Struggling to reconnect.

Having a low mood that you can’t seem to shake off.

Having little or no interest in doing things that you used to enjoy.

Being grumpy and irritable.

Lack of energy and feeling tired most of the time.

Changes in sleep and eating patterns.

Problems with concentrating and staying focused.

Low self-esteem and loss of libido. 

Feeling empty, lonely and isolated.

Increased use of alcohol or other forms of self- medicating.

Feelin...

Maternity Services

Maternity ServicesWaikato DHB provides safe, high quality maternity services in a number of settings across the Waikato District. Maternity and obstetrics is part of the Women’s Health service at Waikato District Health Board. Women receive care from their Lead Maternity Carer and can choose to birth at home, in one of nine local primary birthing facilities or Waikato Hospital.

All women who have a higher risk pregnancy or complications are cared for at Waikato Hospital by the obstetrics team a...

On the day of surgery

Bring everything with you that you will need, especially if you are staying overnight or longer. Your appointment time does not indicate the time of your surgery. Your actual operation will not happen until your preparation is complete. Please be prepared for some periods of waiting.

Questions we ask youWhen you arrive at the hospital you will be asked to give information about yourself to check against our records. You may be asked the same questions a few times before and after your procedure...

Intellectual Disability Clinic (ID Clinic)

Referrals to ID Clinic are internal to Child Development Centre or by specialist referral (e.g. paediatrician at Children’s Clinic).

The Intellectual Disability Clinic (ID Clinic) provides an assessment to establish whether a child or young person has an Intellectual Disability (ID). Intellectual Disability is a life long condition, which affects learning, understanding and problem solving. It is one of the most common causes of ongoing developmental delays and learning difficulties.

When a ch...

Who decides if I am safe to drive?

NZTA issues drivers licences based on information it receives from a number of sources. Your own general practitioner (GP) is oversees your overall health and managing medical conditions, so they are in the best position to confirm to NZTA your overall medical safety to drive. Your doctor will also receive information from other health teams involved in your health and wellbeing, such as a sleep service if you have been referred to one or prescribed treatment from one.

All medical practitioners...

Prevocational training

Waikato DHB offers well-structured and well-planned post-graduate training for PGY1, NZREX/IMG doctors, PGY2 and senior house officers (SHOs).

This training programme was commended by the New Zealand Medical Council during its latest accreditation review (August 2017). 

Orientation

Comprehensive orientation, annually reviewed and improved using intern feedback.
Orientation manual that includes formal education programmes for PGY1 and PGY2/SHOs for the year, and other important workplace infor...

Who decides if I am safe to drive?

NZTA issues driver licences based on information it receives from a number of sources. Your own general practitioner (GP) oversees your overall health and manages any medical conditions, so they are in the best position to confirm to NZTA your overall medical fitness to drive safely.

Your doctor will also receive information from other health teams involved in your health and wellbeing, including a sleep service if you are referred to one or receiving treatment from one. 

All medical practitio...