Taranaki Police supported by the Serious Crash Unit, are continuing to investigate a two-vehicle crash that occurred on State Highway 3 just north of Awakino yesterday (5 January, 2014) evening.
Taranaki DHB confirmed today that Maternity Services Taranaki Limited has exited the Primary Maternity Facility services in Stratford.
Taranaki Base Hospital has seen a reduction in presentations at its Emergency Department (ED) over the past five months and is determined to keep ED for real emergencies over the Christmas/New Year period.
During the busy Christmas period, Taranaki DHB would like to remind breastfeeding mothers of the accredited Breastfeeding Welcome Here sites which can be used when they are out and about.
It is never too early for parents and parents-to-be to learn about safe sleeping practices for babies, says the Health Quality & Safety Commission.
Taranaki District Health Board is helping young students achieve their aspirations of working in the health sector by awarding health scholarships to 25 students through its scholarship programme.
Taranaki DHB is working with Tui Ora, Plunket and Whakawhetu - national Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) prevention for Maori - to help raise awareness of national Safe Sleep Day on Friday 5 December.
Taranaki District Health Board Health Targets 2014-2015 - First Quarter
The first quarter health targets of 2014-2015 have been released by the Ministry of Health.
Taranaki DHB is supporting the week of White Ribbon Day, Tuesday 25 November, with the addition of three large (18 metre) white ribbon banners on the outside of the new Base Hospital, near the main entrance.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has agreed to explore a proposal put forward by DHBs to move implementation of the shared services programme to a DHB-owned vehicle.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more Kiwis are being screened for diabetes, and more support is being offered to those living with the condition
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says New Zealand is prepared to respond to a range of potential scenarios involving Ebola, with a table-top exercise held in Wellington today as part of ongoing readiness activities.
Maternity Services Taranaki Ltd, the current provider of Primary Maternity Facility services in Stratford has recently advised Taranaki DHB that they are unable to keep the Stratford Maternity Unit - Te Whare Whanau unit open as of 7am on the 15 November until further notice.
The Ministry of Health’s assessment is that the risk to New Zealand from Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) remains low, and that health and border authorities are well prepared. It is very unlikely that anyone with EVD will arrive in New Zealand and extremely unlikely that EVD would spread within New Zealand.
The Public Health Unit of Taranaki District Health Board has confirmed a case of measles in Taranaki. A child contracted measles while overseas and returned to New Zealand, via Auckland on November 2, 2014.
Taranaki DHB won the Government category at the Maori Language Awards 2014 on Friday 7 November in Rotorua, edging out the other finalists, the Inland Revenue Department (Palmerston North) and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a series of Ebola readiness briefings for key health sector staff in major metropolitan centres gets underway in Christchurch today.
Taranaki DHB is holding its first Patient Safety Week from Monday 3 to Sunday 9 November 2014
I’m pleased to be here today to hear your views, and look at how together we can make the best use of resources, people, facilities and funding.
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released their ‘Making health and disability services safer’ report today. This is the Commission’s sixth report and the eighth time DHBs and other health providers have publically reported details of serious and sentinel adverse events (SAE).
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today turned the first sod at the site of the new $15.3 million national youth forensic mental health unit in Wellington.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced the formation of a new steering group to explore optimising the role pharmacists play in community health care.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the National Depression Initiative has won two major advertising awards at the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) Effectiveness awards in London.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says three people entering New Zealand were identified for self-monitoring as healthcare workers helping in the response in West Africa, and all have now been cleared.
The Taranaki DHB is concerned that hoax calls are being made to members of the public asking for them to make a donation to the Taranaki Base Hospitals children’s ward (Ward 2B).
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says government agencies remain prepared to deal with any potential Ebola cases in New Zealand. “While the risk to New Zealand remains low, we are taking every precaution to deal with the threat of Ebola,” says Dr Coleman.
Taranaki DHB’s Workplace Wellness Committee is kicking off Workplace Wellness Week from Monday 20 – Friday 24 October and will promote healthy activity, healthy eating and a healthy body and mind.
The Rotary Club of New Plymouth is fundraising for a new monitor for colonoscopy procedures for the Taranaki Base Hospital Endoscopy Unit.
Taranaki Daily News reporter Helen Harvey spends a Saturday evening in Base Hospital's emergency department.
With this week’s depression and suicide storyline on Shortland Street, the Taranaki DHB would like to remind youth and their families and friends of the support available.
The Taranaki DHB has been shortlisted for the Maori Language Awards 2014 run by Te Taura Whiri i te reo Maori / Maori Language Commission.
A giant red ball rolled into town on Friday 12 September as New Plymouth prepares to join the country's first stop smoking month, Stoptober. Check out our photos from the event here.
The health sector magazine, The Specialist, has featured an article in this months issue about how Taranaki DHB are going the extra mile for IMGs (International Medical Graduate). Click below to read the full article.
Seven local youth workers from South Taranaki, including high school alternative education teachers, will be taught how to deliver kaupapa Māori Youth Health workshops. The Taiohi (Youth) Tū training will take part over two days, Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 September in Hawera.
On the eve of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness day (Tuesday 9 September 2014) the Taranaki DHB wants to remind pregnant women as well as those women planning to become pregnant to avoid all alcohol.
Taranaki women are being asked to consider the impact their health has on family and friends this September, by ensuring that their smears are up to date as part of Cervical Screening Awareness Month.
Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced a new National Intestinal Failure service, costing $1 million over three years, will be established to improve the quality of care for patients suffering with intestinal failure.
New Zealanders are getting more immunisations, checks for diabetes and heart diseases and more help to quit smoking says Health Minister Tony Ryall.
Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew welcomes Cervical Screening Awareness Month this September encouraging women to get up to date with their cervical smears.
The National Influenza Immunisation Campaign, which saw a record number of New Zealanders immunised against influenza in 2013, won a 2014 TVNZ Marketing Award in Auckland last night (Thursday). The campaign took out top prize in the healthcare category.
A giant red disc rolls into town on September 12 as New Plymouth prepares to join the country’s first stop smoking month, Stoptober.
The latest National Health Target results show more people in Taranaki are getting help to quit smoking and getting checked to see if they are at risk of developing diabetes or heart disease.
The Commerce Commission has today launched a new website aimed at helping the health sector understand more about competition and consumer laws and what they need to do to comply.
Taranaki District Health Board (DHB) announced today it has accepted the findings of the Health and Disability Commissioner, which found the DHB in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumer Rights of the Lawn family in 2012.
The National Cardiac Network, which is led by cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, GPs, nurses and other health professionals, continues to make gains and improve cardiac services in New Zealand.
Latest Ministry of Health data shows over 162,000 hips, knees and other elective operations were performed last financial year – 44,000 more operations than six years ago.
Alcohol, while enjoyed by many people, causes significant harm to individuals, families and communities in Taranaki.
The government is investing an extra $1.5 million to give 25 graduate nurses scholarships to work in general practices in some of New Zealand’s higher need communities next year.
Taranaki DHB Medical Officer of Health, Dr Greg Simmons said today that Taranaki has a confirmed case of measles.
Health Minister Tony Ryall will today open the new $80 million clinical building at Taranaki Hospital which will help meet the current and future health needs of the region.
"This is very exciting moment for the people of Taranaki, and I am extremely grateful for the level of commitment and enthusiasm from everyone involved that has resulted in a modern fit for purpose hospital that will serve our community for many years to come" Tony Foulkes
There has been an incident at Taranaki Base Hospital today.
The Taranaki DHB Public Health Unit is investigating a case of suspected measles in a child residing in North Taranaki. As a precautionary measure, contacts of the suspected case are being followed up and if not immune are being quarantined.
Taranaki DHB volunteers have been successful in receiving Minister of Health Volunteer Awards and will be recognised for their invaluable contribution to New Zealand’s health and disability sector this Tuesday 24 June 2014 at an awards ceremony at the Taranaki DHB.
Emergency departments (EDs) are not the best place for patients to come with non urgent health complaints says Taranaki DHB clinical services manager Gill Campbell.
Ruby Blu hairdresser in New Plymouth is the first hairdressing business to encourage breastfeeding welcome here on its premises and mothers love it.
Ruby Blu hairdresser in New Plymouth is the first hairdressing business to encourage breastfeeding welcome here on its premises and mothers love it.
‘Quit now – it’s about whanau’ is the message for this year’s World Smokefree Day (31 May), and it starts in Taranaki homes and communities.
From 21 May 2014, Taranaki DHB is implementing a policy that clarifies the exceptional circumstances under which we will permit payment of family members residing at the same address as a DHB-funded client for provision of long-term home based support services.
After the passing of his wife Chris, Kevin Armstrong and his family wanted to say thanks to Taranaki Base Hospital staff by donating a special electric lazy boy for the ward.
Sue Edlin gives up her time to create beautiful sock monkeys for kids in hospital.
Younger flu victims aged 18-64 years may be at greater risk from this year’s flu virus, warn health experts at the National Influenza Specialist Group (NISG).
Next week is Hospice Awareness Week. There will be a Hospice Awareness Forum held on the 15th May at the Pukekura Raceway Function Centre. Download the pdf here.
The Ministry of Health has an developed an information sheet called 'Getting Help: Psychoactive Substances'. Download the pdf here.
Midland midwives have extra reason to celebrate International Midwives Day today, with a new midwifery emergency refresher course they have designed being approved for national roll-out.
TSB Children and Young People’s Ward patient Anne Larcom shows off some of the pyjamas donated by the North Taranaki Federation of Women's Institute.
Congratulations to Ngati Ruanui Health Care for hosting a wonderful Immunisation Week celebration on Thursday 1 May.
Taranaki DHB is celebrating the importance of immunisation for children, families and communities this week as part of the World Health Organisation initiative “World Immunisation Week” which runs from 28 April to 2 May.
Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew is marking the start of Immunisation Week by promoting the upcoming introduction of free rotavirus vaccination.
May Day! Disability May Affect You! Hear key speakers on transportation in Taranaki, including Ironside, Driving Miss Daisy and Connector Bus Service.
Many of us find thinking about the end of life difficult. This can mean we do not get to make decisions. Planning could improve our care and help us and our families deal with our deaths.
Health experts at the National Influenza Specialist Group (NISG) say Kiwis should make sure they get an influenza vaccination before they head off for the school holidays.
The Australian and New Zealand Burns Association (ANZBA) recently ran a course for health professionals in Taranaki, teaching critical skills for the early treatment of trauma patients with severe burns.
If anyone knows the importance of Iron in pregnancy it’s Kendall Sigurdsson, she’s a dietitian at Taranaki DHB working in paediatrics, and a pregnant mother with a toddler as well.
“Rural depression is a significant issue. We want rural people who might be isolated to know that they’re not alone,” says Mrs Goodhew.
The most important message to remember is that if you suspect that you or someone has had a stroke get help FAST.
Outbreaks of a highly infectious tummy bug have been identified in five Taranaki rest homes and an estimated 100 people have been diagnosed with suspected viral gastroenteritis.
Taranaki DHB Chief Executive Tony Foulkes is delighted with the new signage that will be easy to follow and welcoming for all.
Taranaki District Health Board emergency departments are extremely busy with non urgent patients which is causing clinician’s concern as it’s only the beginning of winter says Clinical Service Manager Gillian Campbell.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has informed us of a consumer recall affecting the Klondyke Fresh brand milk and cream products produced between 4 and 12 March 2014
A Tauranga man born with a degenerative kidney condition has praised the Midland Regional Renal Service for improving his quality of life.
Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Theo Baker will be visiting Taranaki DHB tomorrow to present ‘Consumers at the Centre of Care’ to doctors and staff.
Registered dietitians work in a wide variety of settings throughout the community. The majority of registered dietitians work in the treatment and prevention of disease often in hospitals or other health care facilities.
A free immunisation drop in clinic for pregnant women is operating from today Tuesday 11th March between 2-3pm at the ante-natal clinic at Taranaki Base Hospital and every fortnight following.
Tony Ryall, MP for Bay of Plenty and Minister of Health and State Owned Enterprises, has announced he will retire from politics at the next election.
Taranaki DHB Chief Executive Tony Foulkes, said he is delighted to hear of this sensible outcome, particular for the communities of Patea and Waverley.
Taranaki District Health Board Health Targets 2013-2014 - Second Quarter
The second quarter health targets of 2013-2014 have been released by the Ministry of Health.
Little Fighters Charitable Trust Donation to Taranaki Children through the Taranaki Health Foundation
The Little Fighters Trust is proud to give a donation to the Taranaki Health Foundation to enable an additional television and six media players for the TSB Children and Young People ward at Taranaki Base Hospital.
A family fun day will be held in Manaia Saturday the 22nd of February kicking off at 10.30am.
New Zealand health professionals are teaming up to provide a better experience for people needing a hip or knee replacement or who have a fractured neck of femur.
Bookings have opened for the new weekday Hawera-New Plymouth bus service that will begin on Monday 24 February.
A workshop on Taming those Toddlers will be held in Manaia on Wednesday for parents and caregivers of under five year olds. 19 February 10.30am-12pm
Access to Base Hospital is changing over the next few weeks to incorporate the completion of the civil works at the new entrance to the hospital. While work is underway a temporary road and pedestrian layout will be in place.
Choosing healthy food for your kids just became even more fun at 4Square45 in Opunake, with the beginning of the ‘Green Feet’ campaign for 2014.
Individuals and organisations in the Taranaki region are being urged to support a smokefree cars and homes campaign.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) informed us that Fonterra Brands had detected the presence of E. coli in samples of fresh cream during routine testing at one dairy processing plant.
Two people, including a baby, had measles symptoms so severe they were sent to hospital over the weekend, health authorities say.