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After a death

… not already know or do not know well.

Counselling servicesCounselling or psychological services are available. These services are funded by the Waikato District Health Board and can support anyone who has been bereaved as a result of suicide. PLease contact your GP about this option or contact

Funded bereavement support sessions pamphlet
Support groupJoining a support group as they can be very helpful in the grieving process. There are informal get toget…

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]

Gynae Education

Improve your knowledge of women’s health with the most up to date knowledge required to ensure best practise.

Presented by
Nurse educator

 Please contact Nurse Educator to confirm session times

No cost


25 February:  Bryant Education LG10

11 May:  ERB Auditorium L9

28 July:  Hocking Committee Room

11 November:  Bryant Education LG10

How to book

Core staff: Request via Education Planner and email to CMM/CNM
External staff - request by emailing womanshealtheducation@waikat…

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.

Grant Christey
Trauma Director

Phone: 021 761 941

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…

Need help?

Your GP or medical centreFor non-urgent support/advice contact your general practitioner (GP) first. Your GP can send a referral to a Waikato mental health service. If you are not registered with a medical centre or don't have a GP/family doctor, contact our services direct at the numbers listed above.

Ministry of HealthThe Ministry of Health website has a good list of where to go to get help and support, for young people and people of all ages. This includes helplines, some great websites…

Preparing for hospital

… need, and who needs to know.

If you smoke, consider giving it up before your hospital stay as this will help your recovery. All our facilities and campuses are smokefree, but we offer nicotine therapy support for patients.
If you have any questions, contact us using the phone number provided in your booking letter.
If you misplace your letter, use the main hospital number.
Make your surgery or treatment a priority. If for any reason you are not able to come, you must let the service know as s…

Pre-eclampsia warning signs

… issues early.
For more information about pre-eclampsia visit the pregnancy complications page on the Waikato DHB website.

The six major warning signs of pre-eclampsiaIf you are past 20 weeks pregnancy and start having even one of these warning signs, contact your midwife as soon as possible – do not wait until the following day. She will arrange for you to be checked out.

Upper abdominal pain.
Feeling unwell, nauseous or throwing up.
Blurry vision or seeing flashing lights.
Swollen hands and…

Perinatal Mental Health

… experienced previous birth trauma or still born loss who are currently experiencing mental health difficulties
We also provide a consultative secondary service to women who are current clients of other Mental Health & Addiction services.

We welcome contact from other agencies for perinatal advice.

Appointments occur in clinic, at the clients' home, or at another agreed venue.

New appointments are usually one hour to 90 minutes long; follow up appointments 30 minutes to one hour. Wom…

Institute of Healthy Ageing

The Institute of Healthy Ageing is a collaborative venture between Waikato District Health Board, the University of Auckland and the University of Waikato, and was launched in 2013. Its purpose is to facilitate the sharing of research and clinical expertise, and the development of research initiatives in the field of ageing, older people's health and rehabilitation. 

PatronSir Peter Gluckman

LocationInstitute of Healthy Ageing
Older Persons and Rehabilitation Building
Waiora Waikato Hos…