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Help to stop smoking

... support you on a weekly basis. You will be given free nicotine replacement therapy to help you with your cravings or withdrawal symptoms and you will receive a $50 voucher as an incentive if you are still smokefree 4-6 weeks after your quit date.

To contact Once and For All call 0800 6623 4255 or visit www.onceandforall.co.nz. You can also contact the national Quitline on 0800 778 778 for support, or speak to your GP.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is an infectious disease which attacks the liver.  It is spread by contact with blood or other body fluids of an infected person, such as through open cuts, unprotected sexual contact, or sharing drug needles.  Most people recover from hepatitis B, and are no longer infectious afterwards; however some people have an ongoing infection, which can cause serious complications. 

There is an effective vaccine for hepatitis B, which is free for children, and some other high risk patient gr...

Community and Southern Rural Health

... district (grouped for management into three geographical areas - Thames and surrounding areas, Hamilton and surrounding areas, and southern Waikato.
Three rural hospitals in Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui.
ContactPlease refer to the specific service for contact and referral information.

Continuing Care

Patients in these facilities maybe short-term or long-term clients. Waikato DHB has two continuing care facilities:

Rhoda Read Continuing Care in Morrinsville.
Matariki Continuing Care in Te Awamutu.
Services provided 

Long-term residents
Carer relief / support / respite care / intermittent care
Palliative Care
Primary Care bed/funding (GP bed)
Waikato patients requiring convalescent care
Meals on wheels
Day care 

Matariki Continuing Care
Key personnel
Emily Willan
Charge Nurse Manager

Locat...

Information for suppliers

... environment so we are continually looking for ways to be more productive, efficient and effective.

The Purchasing and Distribution service is responsible for all purchasing and procurement processes for capital expense items, consumables and services.

Contact information

Purchasing Help Desk
purchasinghelpdesk@waikatodhb.health.nz 

Clinical Products Coordinator
CPC@waikatodhb.health.nz 

Community health transport shuttles

... staffed by volunteers, and are for transport to and from health appointments and admissions. They are sometimes referred to as community health shuttles, community buses or vans, or community health transport providers.

Pre-booking is important.
Please contact the service you need as early as possible to make a booking.
List of community health transport providers [PDF, 356 KB]

Social workers

... This could involve information, support, assistance and coordination around emotional and practical issues, legal issues, family and relationship issues, social circumstances, family violence issues, and discharge planning.

Please ask the ward staff to contact a social worker if you need this type of advice or support.

Midland Trauma System

Main areas of research
High quality data to provide a picture of trauma in our community, using the Midland Trauma Registry and clinical trials involving trauma patients.

Contact
Grant Christey
Trauma Director

Phone: 021 761 941
www.midlandtrauma.nz

Active/recruiting research
Patients for the PATCH (Pre-hospital Anti-fibrinolytics for Traumatic Coagulopathy and Haemorrhage) clinical trial.

Completed research
Research using registry data including 'Older persons incidence of trauma...