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Radiation Therapy

Radiation TherapyRadiation Oncology is part of the Waikato Regional Cancer Centre and is located in the Lomas Building at Waikato Hospital. We serve a wide geographical area including patients from the Waikato, Lakes, and Tairāwhiti District Health Boards (DHB).

It is one of nine Radiation Oncology departments in New Zealand.

Our services are primarily used for treating cancer patients but radiation therapy can be an effective form of treatment for several other health conditions.
In 2019 1570…

Volunteer opportunities

… volunteer roles we offer at Waikato Hospital. We do not always have vacancies on our volunteer teams.  

For further information please contact our Volunteer coordinator.

Hospital hostsHospital hosts provide direction, hospitality and information to patients and visitors.
They provide physical and wheelchair assistance to those people who find it difficult to reach clinics and wards.

St John Friends of the Emergency Department (FEDs)St John FEDS support the work of our staff in the Emergen…

Volunteer opportunities

… volunteer roles we offer at Waikato Hospital. We do not always have vacancies on our volunteer teams.  

For further information please contact our Volunteer coordinator.

Hospital hostsHospital hosts provide direction, hospitality and information to patients and visitors.
They provide physical and wheelchair assistance to those people who find it difficult to reach clinics and wards.

St John Friends of the Emergency Department (FEDs)St John FEDS support the work of our staff in the Emergency…

Are patient’s health records safe?

We are using a cloud-based service and the system sits in the United States. It is held at the highest security level. This service is being used by hundreds of thousands of patients in the United States and across the world, with thousands of New Zealanders already using the international version of HealthTap too.

We have agreement to use this system from the New Zealand Government's chief information officer.

The patient controls which clinicians are part of their care team, which then…

Getting started

Creating a profile
Set profile [PDF, 837 KB]
Add role and specialty
Add role and specialty [PDF, 65 KB] 
Setting virtual practice office hours
Setting virtual practice office hours [PDF, 151 KB]
Signing up your patients
Form for 16 years old and over [PDF, 396 KB]
Minors user verification form (for signing up patients under 16 years or 16 years and older but unable to manage their own account) [PDF, 1.2 MB]
User guide for minors and those who lack capacity to manage their own account [PDF, 287 K…

Allied Health

… the knowledge base and identifying any barriers to implementing best practice will inform future educational opportunities and initiatives to deliver quality patient care across service provision.

Factors associated with length of stay of bariatric patients in Waikato DHBAims: The study aimed to explore how factors impacted prolonged hospital length of stay amongst people considered having bariatric needs, or extreme obesity within a New Zealand tertiary hospital.
Outcomes: Thematic analysis…

Continuing Care

Patients in these facilities maybe short-term or long-term clients. Waikato DHB has two continuing care facilities:

Rhoda Read Continuing Care in Morrinsville.
Matariki Continuing Care in Te Awamutu.
Services provided 

Long-term residents
Carer relief / support / respite care / intermittent care
Palliative Care
Primary Care bed/funding (GP bed)
Waikato patients requiring convalescent care
Meals on wheels
Day care 

Matariki Continuing Care
Key personnel
Emily Willan
Charge Nurse Manager

Locat…

How to install Microsoft Teams

You will need the Microsoft Teams app installed on your Android device and iPhone/iPad to take part in a Video Appointment with Waikato DHB clinicians. 

Below is a guide on how to install Microsoft Teams:  

If you have an iPhone or iPad open the App Store OR if you're using an Android device open Google Play.
Search for 'Microsoft Teams' and then tap the install button.

App Store (iPhone, iPad)

Google Play (Android)

Once the Microsoft Teams app has finished installing on your…

Midland Trauma System

… specialised clinical people committed to ensuring best practice is applied in trauma care across the five District Health Boards in the Midland region (Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Hauora Tairāwhiti, Taranaki and Waikato).  They are dedicated to helping trauma patients, their families and the wider community.

Trauma Research CentreThe Midlands Trauma Research Centre (MTRC) is part of the MTS and was established to translate data into knowledge.  The focus of the MTRC is to identify and monitor trauma…