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Referrals

Waikato Regional Diabetes Service

We receive referrals from;

Primary health care (GP’s/NPs/CNS)
Secondary specialist services
Diabetes services from outside the Waikato region
Waikato DHB Hospital Wards
Referrals are for people over the age of 15. All referrals for paediatric diabetes (people under the age of 15) go via the Waikato Hospital Referral Coordination Centre.

Phone
07 859 9180

Free phone
0800 459 9180

Postal address
Waikato Regional Diabetes Service
26 Clarence Street
Hamilton...

Physiotherapy

... Development Centre

LocationWaikato DHB’s physiotherapists work in community and hospital settings across the district. They work closely with doctors, nurses and other health professionals.

Waikato Hospital
Pembroke Street Hamilton

Services provided on all wards
Gym, hydro pool and service base Level B1, Waiora Waikato Centre

Older Persons and Rehabilitation Building
Gate 3 Pembroke Street Hamilton

Services provided on all wards
Rehabilitation clinic and other outpatient services

Physioth...

Support for Māori

... Māori patients and their whānau.

KaitiakiOur Kaitiaki team offers cultural support for Māori and their whānau in hospital.

The service is available at Waikato, Thames, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui hospitals, and Older Persons and Rehabilitation wards.

Phone 
021 806 171 or ask at the ward reception.

Service hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm.

KaitakawaengaFor Māori patients and whānau in mental health and addictions services, cultural support is also available from our Kaitakawaenga t...

Can I take photos?

... the patient, or their legal guardian, says you can. Please don’t take pictures, videos or make audio recordings of our staff unless they say it is okay. You may not take photos or videos of other patients and visitors. This includes general shots of wards, waiting rooms, corridors, cafe areas etc where other people are. 

Think before you uploadDo not post photos or information about your friend or loved one’s condition on social media unless they are happy for it to be seen by many people, inc...

BUPA Fellow and Research Associate update

... multidisciplinary team at Waikato Hospital.
This research will look at the role of the physiotherapist and therapy assistants but distinguish the current culture and responsibility of initiating and maintaining mobility for patients admitted to the acute medical wards.

Clinician knowledge in amputee rehabilitation at Waikato District Health Board.
This research examines physiotherapists and occupational therapists knowledge of both upper and lower amputation post prosthesis amputee rehabilita...

Critical Care

... or following a major operation.
Critical Care is divided into two areas:

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where critically ill patients are cared for
High Dependency Unit (HDU) where patients require extra monitoring above what can be safely provided in the wards are cared for.
Critical Care is located in a state-of-the-art facility in the Waikato Hospital’s Meade Clinical Centre. The new area is near the Emergency Department, operating theatres and main hospital circulation routes.
It provides a he...

Cardiology

... Cardiac catheterisation laboratory
Cardiology rehabilitation and secondary prevention
Waikato Integrated Heart Failure service
Cardiac inherited disease
LocationWaikato Hospital, Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus, Pembroke Street, Hamilton

Cardiac Care wards (CCU1, CCU2, CCU3), Level 1, Menzies Building
Cardiology Clinics (Meade Clinical Centre)
Waikato Integrated Heart Failure service (based at Waikato Hospital but provide inpatient and community services)
Cardiac Secondary Prevention service (e...

No smoking or vaping

... vape anywhere inside our buildings or on our grounds.

It is routine for our staff to ask all patients if they smoke and to offer you options to help you be smokefree during your stay. If you let us know, we can provide clean nicotine products on the wards (e.g. patches, lozenges or gum). 

We can also refer you to quit smoking organisations. 

Did you know that smoking can slow down your healing? Being in hospital with access to recommended clean nicotine products and smokefree support may be...

Waikids

... issues
caring for children with health issues and their families
keeping children healthy.
If you use our services, you may see the Waikids brand used in our programmes, our forms or publications, and even in the names of our paediatric (child health) wards and clinics. 

It is there because we care about the health of pēpi, tamariki and rangatahi - babies, children and youth, and want to work with them and their families for better health.