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Referrals

Referrals 
You can access the service via your midwife, doctor, Plunket/Tamariki Ora nurse, Whanau Ora, Pasifika provider or Maternal/Baby hub. They can refer you.

For health care providers
Hamilton city referrals via Referral Coordination Centre - RCC@waikatodhb.health.nz
Outside of Hamilton referrals email referrals Community Referral Centre - CommunityReferralCentre@waikatodhb.health.nz

If you live in Hamilton City a woman/family can contact the service directly

Call/text 021 761 935 or 07…

Thames Family Health Team

Thames Family Health TeamPhysiotherapists, occupational therapists, district nurses, social workers, dietitians and public health nurses work in the community and provide services on referral from GPs, hospital and other health care providers.

They are part of the Community and Southern Rural Health services, but managed on a geographical basis. 

Key personnelJade Sewell
Service Manager, Thames & Coromandel Health Service

Derlys Jones
Clinical Nurse Director

LocationCommunity services op…

51 Gallagher Drive

… a community equipment and supplies loan area.

Services located here include

Community Equipment & Supplies 
Hamilton & Rural Community reception
Patient (booked only) clinics held on site

District Nursing
Public Health Nursing clinics
Ear Nurse s led clinics
Vision/Hearing screening
Dietitian clinics

Where do I go?

It's completely up to you who does your cervical screening. You can choose to go to your regular medical practice or choose to go to your:

your medical practice nurse or doctor
Hauora i-Hub (at Waikato Hospital, Level 1 Meade Clinical Centre)
your midwife
Family Planning
marae-based or other Māori health centres
community health services, eg, Pacific or women’s health centres
screening support services
You can request a female cervical screener from most services.

Whoever you choose, all…

Critical Care

… routes.
It provides a healing and a supportive environment for patients and families, as well as ideal conditions for staff attending to patients.

The Critical Care team comprises intensivists (physicians specialising in intensive care), registrars, nurse managers and registered nurses, nurse educators, allied health team, health care assistants, technicians, research team, and clerical support.

The service is supported by clinical resource nurses who form a Patient At Risk service which pro…

How is HWNZ funding prioritised?

To establish transparency and equity in the HWD funding programme, the following priority funding framework has been developed.

The following groups will receive priority

Completion of a qualification – includes RN2s *
Required for role – senior nurse position
Identified service workforce development need.
This prioritising demonstrates support by the District Health Board to those in nursing leadership, specialist  and management positions. These applications receive high priority considerati…

Professional supervision

… structured process to support professional and practice development. This is usually negotiated on a monthly basis for an hour with another health professional who has completed training to be a supervisor.  It can be one-on-one or sometimes as a group.

For nurses and midwives who identify as Māori, cultural mentorship is also an option. 

Professional supervision and cultural mentorship for employees of Waikato DHB can be accessed through the Nursing and Midwifery Professional Development Uni…

Dermatology

… Dermatology Department has four Dermatologists and two to four Registrars. We have daily outpatient clinics for adult patients, twice-weekly clinics for children, and once-weekly clinics for vulval conditions. We provide a cutaneous oncology surgical service.

Nurse-led services include phototherapy, eczema clinic, systemic medicines follow-up clinic, patch testing, sun damage treatment, and wound care.

Key personnel

Andrea Coxhead
Business Manager

A/Prof. Amanda Oakley, Dr Karen Koch, Dr R…

HWD funding for postgraduate nursing study

… applications:  16 September 2022 (for semesters 1 & 2 of 2023)

For further information please read our HWD Postgraduate Funding online handbook information which covers many Frequently Asked Questions and includes necessary forms.

Contacts

Lin Marriott
Nurse Manager – Workforce
Ph: 021 359 498
Email: lin.marriott@waikatodhb.health.nz

Nicola McKenzie
Coordinator
Ph: 021 241 5802
Email: Postgraduate@waikatodhb.health.nz