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Specialist Nursing Roles within Cardiology

… secondary prevention nurses, the cardiology service is supported by a number of Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) - from the Cardiology Patient Flow CNS (who plays an integral part in managing patient flow with an aim to provide equity for cardiology patients across the Midland Region) to Electrophysiology to Cardiac Inherited Diseases to Structural Heart Disease. Each play a key role in the day-to-day functioning of the service and care of both inpatients and outpatients in the Waikato and grea…

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…

How do I see SOAP notes from previous consultations with other health professionals?

… consultation
Click on the Patient Chart button and then click on Questions & Consults. The section will expand to reveal questions the patient has asked and previous consultations.

After completing a consultation
Search for the patient in the Your Patients section. Patients you have had a consultation with will have a View transcript link that you can click on to view previous consults the patient has had with you or other health care professionals.

Please Note: If you have never had a co…

Patient Blood Management

… ManagementWe are an evidence-based multidisciplinary team approach to improve patient outcomes by improving the patient’s medical and surgical management in ways that boost and conserve the patient’s own blood. As a consequence of better management, patients usually require fewer transfusions of donated blood components thus avoiding transfusion-associated complications.

The Patient Blood Management team is based at Waikato Hospital but provides services and advice across Waikato DHB.


Kaitiaki cultural support

Kaitiaki Frontline Service offers cultural support for Maaori and their whaanau, who are accessing General Hospital services in Waiora Waikato, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti, Thames and Taumaranui hospitals.

When Māori turoro/patients and their whaanau need Kaitiaki intervention/support ask your ward staff to make a referral to Kaitiaki.

What is the role of Kaitiaki?
To offer hauora advice and understanding about your clinical cares, treatment and discharge pathway whilst being a patient keeping your Māor…

Critical Care - ICU Research Unit

… Bacteremia Antibiotic Length Actually Needed for Clinical Effectiveness – A prospective multicentre, randomised, non-inferiority, concealed allocation trial of shorter duration (7 days) versus longer duration (14 days) antibiotic treatment for critically ill patients with bloodstream infections.
REMAP- CAP- Randomised Embedded Multifactorial Adaptive Platform Trial of Community-Acquired Pneumonia.
The NAC-ICU trial - Nebulised Acetylcysteine vs Nebulised Saline in invasively ventilated ICU pati…

Visiting rules and tips

… if you have someone in hospital
Amohia ake te ora o te iwi, ka puta ki te wheiao.
To protect the wellbeing of our people is paramount.
Kiingi Tuuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero te tuawhitu

Whānau and friends play an important role in the wellbeing of patients, however, to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses at our facilities we have a restricted visitor policy in place.

Please ensure you and your whānau understand and follow our visitor guidelines. 

Thank you for your support…

Kidney donation

… kindness or positive change for a person, their whānau and the wider community than the gift of life.

There are approximately 600 people in New Zealand waiting for a kidney transplant. About 180 transplants were performed last year in New Zealand. Some patients had to come off the waiting list because they became too sick for a transplant.

The average waiting time for a deceased donor kidney transplant is between three and four years. The time it takes to be transplanted can be greatly reduce…