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Our region, the mighty Waikato

The Waikato region is a great place to work and live, with a variety of recreational activities, relatively affordable housing, great shopping and few traffic issues. Waikato hosts many world-class sporting events and festivals and has amazing restaurants and plenty of walking and cycling tracks.

Close to other major cities and attractions in the North Island, you could find yourself in a new location within two hours: Auckland, The City of Sails renowned for its shopping and nightlife; Rotorua...

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research Trials

Main areas of research

Induction of labour
Analgesia in labour
Steroids in pregnancy
Analgesia for outpatient hysteroscopy
Contacts

Dr R Foon
Dr N Titchiner and Jessica Jordan – OBLIGE study
Dr V Carlsen – C steroids trial
Dr E Twidale – MACH

OBLIGE study
Outpatient Balloon vs. Inpatient GEl: A multi-centre randomised clinical trial of outpatient intrauterine Foley catheter balloon vs inpatient prostaglandin for cervical priming for women undergoing induction of labour.

Visit the OBLIGE webs...

How will this process be done?

Waikato DHB is approaching this task using the ‘Framework for Local DHB Holidays Act Review’ document provided by the national programme. Unions are represented in the Waikato DHB Steering Group and Project Team set up to oversee the process. 

There are 3 key phases. 

Review – This phase has been completed. It involved testing DHB payroll systems against the Baseline Interpretation agreed by the DHBs and unions to identify the extent of non-compliance.

Rectification – Fixing any identified is...

Volunteering at Waikato DHB

Volunteering at Waikato DHBWaikato DHB supports opportunities for volunteering at all its hospitals. Volunteering promotes good health and emotional well being, and sustains and strengthens values of community, caring and sharing.

The philosophy behind volunteering for Waikato DHB

Waikato DHB believes that volunteers have an integral part to play in the provision of health services.
Volunteers do not replace professional services but, through their time, skills and personal interest, bring an...

Delivery Suite at Waikato Hospital

COVID-19: Visitor policy
Click here for more informationWaikato Hospital Delivery Suite is clearly signposted in red on all our hospital signage, external and internal. It is in Elizabeth Rothwell Building. The entrance is off Pembroke Street, near the corner of Selwyn Street. There is a drop-off area directly outside the B2 entrance of Elizabeth Rothwell Building. 

Matariki Continuing Care

COVID-19: Visitor policy
Click here for more informationMatariki Continuing Care facility is part of Waikato District Health Board and located in Te Awamutu, about 30 kilometres south of Hamilton.

Feedback or complaints

What matters to you is important to us. Your feedback helps us improve our services.

If you have an immediate concern about your treatment or care, or the care of a family member, tell us. Many problems can be resolved quickly by talking things over. Speak to a staff member or ask to speak to a manager e.g. charge nurse, clinical nurse leader or team leader in the department, clinic or ward. If they are not available, ask to speak to the duty manager.

Patient advocacy servicesIf you would like...

Care in the community and having a plan

Isolation and care in the Community

Omicron is circulating in our community  - make a plan if your family have to self-isolate. Protect yourself and others from COVID-19 by following the latest health advice and not sharing unreliable information. 

Download the Household Planning and Support Booklet:

More information here on COVID-19: Self-isolation, managed isolation/quarantine.

The Health Navigator website has a lot of information about COVID-19 and looking after yourself at home.

COVID-1...

Library

Hours
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: Noon - 4pm
Sunday/public holidays: CLOSED

The Library provides information resources and services to all Waikato District Health Board employees, to support excellence in patient care, education and research.

It also provides a range of services and resources, free of charge, to health professionals working in the Waikato District Health Board region.

Read the latest edition of News@theLibrary for up-dates on new books, journals, e-resources and tips...

When you are referred

A brief outline of how a referral works and what to expect from your first clinic appointment with a hospital doctor or specialist.

ReferralIn most cases, you will be referred to one of our hospital services by a health professional, e.g. your general practitioner (GP), if they want a specialist to see you or if they believe hospital treatment may be necessary.

If you meet the criteria for referral, you will be seen by a hospital doctor within four months.
If you do not meet the criteria for r...