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Southern Rural Health

… clinical nurse specialists, health promoters and other agencies and providers for their local areas. 

The rural hospitals

operate 24/7 emergency departments
support the retrieval service (air and road ambulance) to Waikato Hospital for high acuity patients requiring complex/secondary/tertiary care 
offer a range of speciality clinics for outpatients with visiting senior doctors
general laboratory and radiology diagnostics
fracture clinics
repatriation of rural patients from Waikato Hospital t…

Support services

… family/ whānau and friends. A wide range of support services are available.
Visit www.cancernz.org.nz

ChaplainsOffer spiritual support regardless of religious or cultural backgrounds.

More information on Chaplains

Clinical Nurse SpecialistsSupport patients and their family/whanau throughout the whole cancer journey. They are available to offer advice, information, symptom management and act as you link person for any concerns you may have.

InterpretersInterpreters can be booked if you are u…

BUPA Fellow and Research Associate update

… physiotherapist within the 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 pr…

Clinical Workstation

Clinical Workstation is available for GPs, Nurses, and any 3rd Party organisation that deal with our patients, to use to help assist them in the care of their patients. All 3rd Party Users MUST obtain patient consent before accessing patient information within CWS. Verbal consent is acceptable.

If you require access, all GP practice users are to go through your Practice Manager in the first instance.  All other users should have a nominated Organisation Contact that can collect and send all rel…

Visitors

… any restrictions on what food you are allowed.

If you have visitors who can only come at other times, talk to the nurse in charge of the ward.
If you don’t want to be disturbed by visitors, please let us know.
All visitors must be considerate of other patients, and respect our staff.

Please ask your visitors not to smoke while they are visiting you in hospital. All our hospital sites are smokefree both inside and outside.
You may be asked if you want to nominate a key support person.

What sort of time commitment do I have to make?

Most of our positions require a weekly rostered time commitment of three to four hours. The majority of our positions are Mon-Fri and within the hours of 8.30am – 4pm.

Patients, families, visitors and staff must be able to depend on volunteers so we ask for a minimum commitment of at least three months.

Volunteers are asked to volunteer for no more than 16 hours a week. Most volunteers gift four hours of their time once or twice a week.

Volunteers usually take a three to four week break over…

Can I take photos?

We want to protect our patients’ privacy, as well as their health. Please help us.

Ask for permission to take photosPlease don’t take pictures, videos or make audio recordings of our staff unless they say it is okay to do so.

People can only take non-medical photographs of you if you (the patient) or your legal guardian, says they can. 

If our staff take photographs of you for any reason, you will be asked to complete a consent form.

Think before you uploadFamilies and friends - Do not post…

Meals

We pride ourselves on providing good quality, locally produced meals. We get consistently high patient ratings from patients for our hospital food.

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

7am - 8.30am
Noon - 1.30pm
5pm - 6.30pm

 
 
 

Tea and coffee are offered after breakfast and lunch, and at morning tea, afternoon tea and supper time.

A standard meal will be sent to you until you are able to select your own choices on the menu provided each day.
If you need assistance at meal times, please ask the ward…

What sort of time commitment do I have to make?

Most of our positions require a weekly rostered time commitment of three to four hours. The majority of our positions are Mon-Fri and within the hours of 8.30am – 4pm.

Patients, families, visitors and staff must be able to depend on volunteers so we ask for a minimum commitment of at least three months.

Volunteers are asked to volunteer for no more than 16 hours a week. Most volunteers gift four hours of their time once or twice a week.

Volunteers usually take a three to four week break over…

Telehealth

Telehealth is the term for the use of information and communication technologies to deliver health care when patients and care providers are not in the same physical location.

To be effective, telehealth relies on fast broadband internet services. Telehealth enables health professionals to diagnose illnesses and provide treatment without being in the room with the patient. Health care-related education, research and evaluation can also take place remotely. Telehealth has many benefits including…