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Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Retinal Screening Service Expands
RETINAL SCREENING SERVICE EXPANDS Napier residents who require retinal screening no longer have to travel to Hastings for treatment. When a new service provider was sought for the service after the withdrawal of Totara Health, who had managed the... Read more
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Entries for Health Awards Close Friday
The deadline for entry into the 2014 Hawke’s Bay Health Awards is coming up fast. Those wishing to enter the fourth edition of the awards, honouring excellence across the health sector, have until this Friday... Read more
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Grounbreaking Pilot in HB
Groundbreaking Pilot in Hawke’s Bay A pilot programme involving Hawke’s Bay District Health Board District Nurses, Health Hawke’s Bay (PHO) and three General Practices is breaking new ground in patient care. Rolled out at The Hastings Health Centre,... Read more
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
DHB Launch Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal
Dreams are wonderful things.   But despite what we are led to believe, dreams aren’t free. Neither are they always easy to achieve.   For four-year-old Hawke’s Bay boy Zayden Jensen-Shaw who dreams of... Read more
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
HB Hospital Full
Hawke’s Bay Hospital full Hawke’s Bay Hospital is full as winter illnesses and a variety of trauma and injury presentations place added demand on an already busy hospital. Chief operating officer Warrick Frater said hospital occupancy was high and... Read more
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Ease up in the Bay
Ease Up In the Bay Host responsibility has taken on greater meaning at the Napier Old Boys Marist (NOBM) clubrooms this winter. The Park Island-based club has been piloting Ease Up In The Bay, a project jointly run by Hawke’s Bay District Health Board... Read more
Thursday, 31 July 2014
Kelvin Loveridge a less than orderly start
The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board’s Orderly Supervisor Kelvin Loveridge ends 50 years service this week. It’s a career however which almost ended within a week. Less Than Orderly Start Kelvin Loveridge, who ends 50 years service to the Hawke’s Bay... Read more
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