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Home visits

Many of our community services can involve visits to your home – for example district nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, members of the START team and others.

Our staff will always carry a staff photo identification card.

Please make sure you are at home for the appointment.

What we ask you to do
Restrain and secure any dogs.
Do not smoke during our visits.
Advise us if there are any hazards that may be arou...

A career in health

... range of methods for education and career development including workshops, secondments, mentoring/preceptorships, study leave, as well as online, workshop and classroom-style learning.

Waikato DHB is always looking for talented people at the start of their career or with proven experience.

Advance Care Planning

... decisions for yourself.

If you have an Advance Care Plan which you have shared with your family, healthcare decision-making is also less stressful for them and your loved ones.

Why not do an Advance Care Plan now?A good place to start is the Advance Care Planning website. There are lots of free resources to help you think about and prepare your advance care plan.

Another good website is Te Hokinga ā Wairua End of Life Service - it covers advanced care plan...

Quit smoking

... service that coordinates all enquiries about smoking cessation in the Waikato and Tairawhiti regions.

Its website gives lots of good advice and puts you in touch with the support closest to you or which best matches your needs.

Start your quit journey online now!

ACLS core skills courses

... the Waikato Skills and simulation Centre.  For GPs requiring CME accreditation for AVE and MOPS these courses are endorsed for 8 CME Credits.  They are non-assessed and meet the RNZCGP three yearly refresher requirements for GPs. 

Courses start at 5pm and finish at 10pm. Pre-registration is required as course numbers are limited.  Course details and dates are available on request. - email

For anyone requiring details of the ACLS CORE...

Recommended NZ websites on specific health topics or conditions

... adults, information about sexual health, STIs and safer sex
Mental Health Foundation 
Organ Donation NZ
Seniorline - for older people making decisions about staying at home, rest homes, day care etc
Stroke Foundation
SmartStart for pregnancy and looking after your baby
Te Hokinga a Wairua End of Life Service - covers information on what to do following the death of someone close to you; plus planning for what you want to happen when you die.

Questions you may wish to ask

... questions such as:

For your GP/doctor or nurse

Am I anaemic or is my iron level low?
If so, how can my iron level be improved before my treatment?
Are there any medications, herbal or vitamin supplements I should stop or start taking before my treatment?
Is there anything I can change in my diet so I can be healthier to support my recovery?
For your surgeon or anaesthetist

Will I need a blood transfusion with my planned surgery/trea...

Older Persons, Rehabilitation and Allied Health

... Needs assessment and coordination (NASC) service for people with disabilities of any age

0 - 65 Disability Support Services (DSS)
Health of Older People (HOP) 65+

Supported Transfer and Accelerated Rehabilitation Team (START)
Intensive in-home rehabilitation to those discharged from hospital, focusing on achieving personal, meaningful goals identified by the patient and their family
Realising Employment through Active Co-ordinated Healthcare (REACH)<...