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Appointments have been changed in response to COVID-19. This is to minimise face-to-face contact and to maximise safety. Depending on your condition and the reason for your referral to clinic, your appointment may be carried out over the phone. We will keep you informed about what will happen.
If you require a scan/tests/monitoring...
A large team consisting of specialist surgeons, registrars, and senior house officers, perfusionists technicians, clinical nurse specialists and registered nurse first surgical assistants, a research scientists, manager, and administration support.
Cardiothoracic surgery is the diagnosis and treatment (operative and non-operative) of...
Waikato DHB has a free wifi service which will enable you to stay in contact with your loved ones, wider whānau and friends.
All women will be screened for COVID-19 before admission to the ward.
Women staying on the ward will continue to receive the same clinical care for their condition from our midwives, nurses a...
WAU is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for urgent care for pregnant women. However it is not a drop-in service or walk-in clinic.
Your midwife (LMC) or doctor (GP) will contact WAU and arrange for you to attend and we will expect your arrival. If you need to be seen that day, but not urgently, the WAU team will discuss this with your LMC/GP and they will let you know about the best time to attend.
If you have...
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If you have a complaint, stop, think, ask for complaint form, fill in, and be brief to the point, time, and detail how many persons involved, date, and your contact detail. Put in envelope provided and hand to staff or Kaitiaki.
Thank you your complaint helps us be better connected and better providers.
If you smoke it is important to stop smoking as soon as possible in your pregnancy. Smoking greatly increases the risk of going into labour too early. You can talk to your midwife about what support is available or contact your local Once and For All stop smoking service.
Alcohol and recreational drug use (such as marijuana, synthetic cannabis and other drugs) is also linked with preterm birth. Talk to your midwife or GP if you have concerns about this.
You can find more information about alcohol and pregnancy at www.alcohol.org.nz, including a handy set of frequently asked questions. Health Navigator New Zealand also has information about alcohol and pregnancy.
Talk to your midwife if you are concerned about your weight or the weight you have gained during pregnancy. Your midwife can refer you for a Green Prescription programme with the Waikato Active and Well team at Sport Waikato, or you can contact them directly yourself.
The Green Prescription is an individual programme that will help you set realistic goals and give you information about healthy eating and physical activity advice. The programme is free and lasts between 3-6...
For more information on the traffic light changes go to https://covid19.govt.nz
Getting tested for COVID-19
You should only get a COVID-19 test if:
you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, or
you are a Household Contact.
The government website Unite Against COVID-19 brings together information for the public on health, travel, business, looking after each other, financial assistance etc.
The official Ministry of Health website is still the main sour...
We would also like to remind the community that support remains available to anyone who may have any questions or concerns about their personal information following the incident. Listed below are some of the organisations (including their contact details) where further support and guidance can be obtained.
Again, Waikato DHB sincerely apologies to the Waikato community for the added stress this incident is causing during a challenging time for all.
Below are some...