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Speech Language Therapy

... Language TherapyThe Speech Language Therapy Department (SLT) at Waikato Hospital provides in-patient and out-patient services for people in the Waikato region. We have inpatient and outpatient services at Waikato Hospital, and outreach clinics in Thames, Tokoroa and Te Kuiti. 

Speech Language Therapy involves

assessment and diagnosis
rehabilitation services that are tailored to individual needs
advice on the use of compensatory strategies, including the use of alternative and assistive techno...

Heart Failure

... community teams 

Key personnelDr Raewyn Fisher
Medical Director, Heart Failure Service

Clinical Nurse Specialists

Cathy Callagher
Debbie Chappell
Eileen Gibbons
Maria Prendergast
Nick Smith
Dai Te Wiata
LocationThe clinical nurse specialists are based at Tokoroa, Te Kuiti, Thames and Waikato Hospitals . The team also works out of community bases across Waikato DHB's health district.

ContactThe service can be contacted via the telephone operators at the rural hospitals, Thames Hospital ...

Waikato DHB position placements for NETP

... Outpatient department
Child health – paediatric medical and surgical wards; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Health of older people (DHB)
Rural hospitals placement areas

Thames hospital: four places in total - emergency, medicine, rehab, surgery.
Tokoroa hospital: one place - inpatient ward.
Taumarunui hospital: one place - inpatient ward.
Te Kuiti hospital: two places - inpatient ward.
These rural campus sites offer the RN graduate a comprehensive experience within general ED and inpatient...

Laboratory processing over weekends

... forms into individual bags and drop into the specimen collection basket for processing.
If laboratory staff are working over the weekend, they can process the swabs.  If they are not, they can process the swabs first thing Monday morning.
 

Te Kuiti and Tokoroa Hospital Laboratories

Either

take to Hamilton (if someone is going that way) and drop into the Waikato Hospital laboratory – they process swabs throughout the weekend
drop into local hospital laboratory for processing first thing Mond...

Physiotherapy

... base Level B1, Waiora Waikato Centre

Older Persons and Rehabilitation Building
Gate 3 Pembroke Street Hamilton

Services provided on all wards
Rehabilitation clinic and other outpatient services

Physiotherapy teams are also located at Thames Hospital, Tokoroa Hospital, Te Kuiti Hospital and Taumarunui Hospital and provide hospital and outpatient services. Continuing Care facilities at Morrinsville (Rhoda Read) and Te Awamutu (Matariki) also provide inpatient physiotherapy care to patients.

P...

Social Work

... Older Persons & Rehabilitation, and the Child Development Centre

Lynette Eade
Lead Social Work Clinician, Mental Health and Addictions

LocationHealth social workers are based in several locations in the community as well as:

Waikato, Thames, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui hospitals
Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre.
ContactPhone 07 839 8899 for all hospital departments and services

For nurses

Waikato DHB has one of the most diverse nursing workforces in New Zealand, covering acute and specialty nursing, community-based and district nursing, nursing in a secondary hospital at Thames and rural hospitals in Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumaruni, as well as public health nurses.

The size and diversity of Waikato DHB’s nursing workforce provides great opportunities to:

develop skills and be supervised by highly experienced nurses
work alongside and in collaboration with nursing colleagues who...

Health of Older People (HOP)

... assessor coordinators, all who have extensive experience in health of older people. We have a team leader who reports to the manager of Disability Support Link.

LocationThe team covers all of the Waikato DHB with offices in Whitianga, Thames, Matamata, Tokoroa, Taumarunui, Te Awamutu and Hamilton.

ContactPhone: 0800 55 33 99 or 07 839 8883
Fax: 07 839 1225
Email: dsloffice@waikatodhb.health.nz

 

Maternity Services

... birthing facilities are midwifery led and provide birth and postnatal care closer to home in a comfortable setting suitable for women who have a low risk, complication free pregnancy. Waikato DHB has three primary birthing units (located at Thames and in Tokoroa and Taumarunui rural hospitals), plus contracts with six primary birthing facilities located across the Waikato area.

Waikato Pregnancy and Parenting EducationAlso known as childbirth education, antenatal classes can also be Hapu Wānan...

Influenza in the Waikato

As people in Aotearoa emerge from their bubbles, there’s a much bigger chance of catching the flu (influenza).

Pandemic measures like mask wearing and hand hygiene mean we've had very little influenza circulating in New Zealand for the past two years, so community immunity is lower than usual. And, with international borders opening, we’ll see new strains of flu spreading in our communities.

Getting a flu jab is your best defence from the flu this winter. They’re available now and are fre...