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Thursday, 24 July 2014
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Wednesday, 16 July 2014
DHB authored paper goes global
DHB Authored Paper Goes Global A paper highlighting development of audit tools to deal consistently with domestic abuse cases at Hawke’s Bay Hospital has appeared in a prestigious American publication, The Springer US Journal of Family Violence. It... Read more
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Napier Health Centre Reaches Milestone
The opening of the central reception area at the Napier Health Centre signifies the halfway point of the $1 million refit. On the ground floor, it now means visitors no longer have to climb the stairs to find out... Read more
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Building work to begin
Building work on mental health unit to begin Work on Hawke’s Bay District Health Board’s $20 million Mental Health Unit is about to begin with Napier based company Alexander Construction winning the tender for the building work. Building work is... Read more
Monday, 7 July 2014
The Hearing Dog
Have You Heard The One About The Hearing Dog Murray Whittington’s dog, Frodo, provides him with the ring of confidence. Living with a 85 percent hearing loss, the 44-year-old Napier man relies on his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to fill in the... Read more
Thursday, 3 July 2014
Memorial Garden Vandalism Dismays
Vandalism at the recently opened Hawke’s Bay Hospital Soldiers’ Memorial Garden has caused dismay. Gardener Bruce Allport said there had been two attacks on the garden over the past week resulting in damage to a hedge,... Read more
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Confirmed cases of measles in HB
Confirmed cases of measles in Hawke’s Bay Health officials are urging anyone under the age of 45 to check they have been vaccinated against measles, with two confirmed and five suspected cases of the disease in Hawke’s Bay in the past week. Medical... Read more
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Funded Gastroenteritis Vaccine Is Here
As of today, babies born in Hawke’s Bay will be eligible for funded vaccination against rotavirus gastroenteritis caused by rotavirus infection. PHARMAC has funded ROTATEQ® and added it to the Immunisation... Read more
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Smokefree message promoted to pregnant women
SMOKEFREE MESSAGE PROMOTED TO PREGNANT WOMEN With 28 percent of women in Hawke’s Bay still smoking during pregnancy, the District Health Board has developed a new series of posters to emphasise the importance of being smokefree. The idea of Maternal... Read more
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Big ups to Ministry
The following article from a Hawke's Bay District Health Board staff member appeared as a Talking Point in Hawke's Bay Today this morning (Thursday 27 June 2014) with the final two paragraphs edited out. Here is the full article.  It was written by... Read more
Saturday, 21 June 2014
Safe Sex Message for Bay Students
A programme designed to promote healthy relationships and positive sexual health will be delivered to some Hawke’s Bay secondary schools next week (23-27 June). The Dunedin-based THETA (The Theatre in Health Education... Read more
Friday, 20 June 2014
Hospital Volunteer says Do It
Hospital Volunteer Says “Do It” Volunteer Awareness Week (June 16-22) Jo Bell describes herself as a “spontaneous” person. It’s a trait which can have the Hawke’s Bay Hospital volunteer hugging a new mother one minute, and the next telling off a smoker... Read more
Friday, 20 June 2014
Show embracing fight against rural depression
Farming Show Embracing Fight Against Rural Depression Rural mental health, and more specifically the battle with depression, is a continuing focus for the health sector. The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is currently sponsoring a series of... Read more
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Mens Health Week - Rural Mental Helth given voice
RURAL MENTAL HEALTH GIVEN VOICE In recognition of Men’s Health Week (June 9-15) the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is sponsoring a series of advertisements starting today on Radio Sport’s popular Farming Show hosted by Jamie Mackay. The seven... Read more
Friday, 6 June 2014
Winter is here Heather is ready
\Winter’s Here, Heather’s Ready As founder of the successful Ironmaori franchise, Heather Te Au-Skipworth has walked the talk as a non-smoker, non-drinker and finisher in five Ironman New Zealand events. Now as an expectant mother and elected member of... Read more
Friday, 6 June 2014
Speech official opening of Memorial Garden
SPEECH OFFICIAL OPENING HAWKE’S BAY HOSPITAL SOLDIERS’ MEMORIAL GARDEN, Dr Kevin Snee CEO We have had many openings and celebrated many new beginnings for a variety of buildings and services in my time as chief executive of Hawke’s Bay District Health... Read more
Friday, 30 May 2014
Pink Ribbon Breakfast Raises Crucial Funds
The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board’s Cancer Service has raised $1200 from a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this morning.   Around 80 DHB staff, patients and support groups – people who provide patient wigs, and... Read more
Thursday, 29 May 2014
Smoking in cars focus of World Smokefree Day
Smoking in Cars Focus of World Smokefree Day Surveys have shown that Kiwis are almost unanimously against smoking in cars carrying young children. Even the vast majority of smokers – more than 80 percent - say “no” to smoking when the passengers are... Read more
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Awareness of Macular Degeneration crucial
Awareness of Macular Degeneration Crucial Many New Zealanders – especially those over 50 - risk blindness simply because they don’t know about macular degeneration (MD), Hawke’s Bay District Health Board consultant ophthalmologist Muhammad Khalid... Read more
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Opportunity to improve
Quarter three national health targets, released today, highlight opportunities for improvement for Hawke’s Bay District Health Board. Chief executive Kevin Snee said while he was pleased with the ongoing work to improve... Read more