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Meningococcal disease

... in the past five years. There have been a low number of non-fatal cases.  

Unlike some diseases, the risk of catching meningococcal disease from attending an event is low, even if there was an infectious person there at the same time.

You need close contact with an infectious person (such as living in the same household or close kissing) to be considered at risk. The bacteria which cause meningitis/meningococcal disease is quite common however, and many people carry the bug without ever getti...

Breastfeeding your baby

... Breastfeeding can be challenging. Once you are home, take some time to read the apps and websites above to help you avoid or problem solve any breastfeeding issues you are experiencing.

If you think you have an infection or mastitis, continue to breastfeed and contact your midwife, GP, or Well Child Tamariki Ora nurse who will be able to help or refer you to the services outlined below.

Hamilton breastfeeding supportHamilton City Lactation Service provides breastfeeding support to mothers w...

Information for patients

... There are options for accommodation for family, the details of which can be provided.  We also have patients who are more than happy to talk about their past experiences, and this can be particularly helpful for some people.  For any queries, please contact Jay Hayden at peritonectomy@waikatodhb.health.nz.

Critical Care

... Clinical Nurse Director, Cardiovascular Services

Deborah Trail
Interim Charge Nurse Manager, Critical Care

LocationWaikato Hospital, Hamilton.

High Dependency Unit, Level 4, Meade Clinical Centre 
Intensive Care Unit, Level 4, Meade Clinical Centre 
Contact information
For all hospital departments and services: (07) 839 8899
For Critical Care patient enquiries: (07) 839 8899
Intensive Care Unit: (07) 839 8899 ext 96570
High Dependency Unit: (07) 839 8899 ext 96513

Childbirth education

... WaikatoThe following organisations/groups also provide childbirth education. These courses are not funded by Waikato DHB and there may be a cost to attend these classes. 

Te Awamutu BirthingHosts a course over two Sunday sessions, held every second month. Contact Te Awamutu Birthing on 07 871 5052 for more information and to book.

Waterford Birth Centre (Hamilton) Hosts a course in the evening for six weeks, or weekend classes held over two consecutive Saturdays. Both offer the same informa...

Women over 40 years old

... halves the risk of stillbirth compared to sleeping on your back.

Check baby movements from 28 weeks of pregnancyBaby movements are the best sign your baby is well. A change in pattern or slowing down of movements can indicate a problem and you should contact your midwife as soon as possible – do not wait until the next day.

Complications in pregnancyWomen who are over 40 years old have a higher risk of developing complications in pregnancy. Common complications are listed below.

Gestation...

Women under 20 years old

... halves the risk of stillbirth compared to sleeping on your back.

Check baby movements from 28 weeks of pregnancyBaby movements are the best sign your baby is well. A change in pattern or slowing down of movements can indicate a problem and you should contact your midwife as soon as possible – do not wait until the next day.

Complications in pregnancyWomen who are under 20 years old have a higher chance of some complications in pregnancy.

Pre-eclampsiaPre-eclampsia affects 3-7 per cent of...

Contraception after birth

... ward.
Intra uterine device (IUD) - Copper or Hormonal (Mirena or Jaydess) is available for women having a planned caesarean section, talk to your doctor at your antenatal visit if this is of interest to you.
For all LARC contraception you will need to contact your GP or Hamilton Family Planning Clinic for removal/replacement. Visit the NZ Family Planning website for more information about LARCs.

Permanent sterilisation Postpartum permanent sterilisation, also known as having your tubes tied,...

Hamilton City

... Old Boys Rugby Club entrance (across from FMG Stadium).

Anyone over 12 can book. You do not need to be a NZ resident. For a booking please phone or email Robert Lavei 022 318 7151/ Robert.lavei@kautepasifika.co.nz. For Covid swabbing or testing, place contact Terereawai Kipa-Kearns 0225445030.

For general enquires, please ring Gade 022 461 47111
For Pacific emergency relief (food and other urgent needs), please call Moli 022 488 0294
For non-Pacific emergency relief (food and other urgent n...

Visiting rules and tips

... Only one parent can stay overnight.
Children under 16 must not visit except by prior arrangement.

Additional requirements

Wear a face mask or covering at all times 
Use the NZ COVID-19 Tracer app and scan codes displayed or record details to ensure contact tracing can be carried out if required 
Remember, physical distancing at all times 
Use the hand sanitiser provided before entering and after visiting 
If you are unwell, do not visit. 

Specific restrictions for higher risk areas

Delivery...