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Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre

COVID-19: Visitor policy in Alert Level 1
Click here for more informationHenry Rongomau Bennett Centre is a mental health facility located on Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus, Hamilton. 

Te Kuiti Hospital

COVID-19: Visitor policy in Alert Level 1
Click here for more informationTe Kuiti Hospital is a rural hospital 80 Kilometres south of Hamilton. It serves the Otorohanga/northern King Country area, and is part of the Waikato District Health Board.

Matariki Continuing Care

COVID-19: Visitor policy in Alert Level 1
Click here for more informationMatariki Continuing Care facility is part of Waikato District Health Board and located in Te Awamutu, about 30 kilometres south of Hamilton.

Supporting a patient

COVID-19: Visitor policy in Alert Level 1
Click here for more informationClose family and friends or carers are an important part of a patient’s care and recovery.

Support by family/whānau is encouraged. Care needs will vary from patient to patient. Some patients may want their family/whānau to provide personal hands-on care, while others may prefer emotional or spiritual support.

We appreciate that family and close friends want to know what is happening and even be involved in care decisions....

Support for Māori

COVID-19: Visitor policy in Alert Level 1
Click here for more informationWaikato DHB has Kaitiaki and Kaitakawaenga teams to support 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.

Kaitakawaeng...

Visiting rules and tips

COVID-19: Restricted visitor policy for all Waikato DHB Hospitals 
Restricted visitor policy for all Waikato DHB hospitals

To help keep our patients, staff and community safe we are restricting visitors at our sites from today (October 3) until further notice.

The primary purpose of our no visitor policy at this time is to reduce risk of infection in our hospitals and to keep everyone safe.

As our Public Health unit conducts further investigation into the COVID-19 cases identified in the Ragl...

Terms of Reference

... and enduring relationships with Maori health researchers and Maori organisations and community in the Waikato.
To ensure research undertaken within Waikato District Health Board is scientifically valid, is carried out in a co-ordinated manner, follows policy and has the potential to improve service delivery, personal health outcomes or population health.
To ensure results of research undertaken is disseminated appropriately.
Increase the focus on translational research (research into practice);...

Overseas applicants

... provide any required supporting documentation should you be made an offer of employment.

To support your application and make the process as easy as possible Waikato District Health Board has accreditation under the Talent (Accredited Employers) Work Policy. This provides a pathway for health professionals to be appointed to a position that may not have been possible under the work visa/permit scheme.

The best way to ensure that your application is processed efficiently is to ensure that when...

No smoking or vaping

We have a no smoking, no vaping policy that applies to all patients, visitors and staff. Whether you are coming to us for a clinic appointment or a hospital stay, you must not smoke or 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 t...