“Today we have been handed the keys for level one which includes theatre, endoscopy, sterile services and day surgery, Level 2 - the Children’s Ward and the Orthopaedic Surgical Ward on level 3.”
Women in South Taranaki will continue to receive the same high quality maternity service at Hawera Hospital.
Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew says World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May is an important reminder of the vital role hand hygiene plays in preventing harm to patients.
Applications are invited for projects or services that will show benefit to the Patea and Waverley communities.
Registration of Interest for the Scheme’s fifth intake (2013) is open for doctors, nurses, midwives, radiation therapists and medical physicists until 24 May.
Protecting your child and your community by getting your child immunised on time every time is the theme for Immunisation Week, 22-28 April.
Protecting your child and your community by getting your child immunised on time every time is the theme for Immunisation Week, 22-28 April.
Mellowpuff Charitable Trust's latest donation to the Children's Ward.
Dr Nikki Turner, Director of The Immunisation Advisory Centre, ,University of Auckland will be in Taranaki on Thursday, 18 April to talk with local health professionals on the importance of immunisation.
To celebrate this occasion the Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention programme presented a gift of a teddy bear kindly sponsored by Budget Rentals to the first baby born on our anniversary, 1 April.
"The TSB Community Trust makes its largest grant ever in the year the Trust celebrates its 25th anniversary. “It is marvellous to think that through this generous gift the children and whole community will benefit for generations to come,” said Chief Executive Tony Foulkes.
Preventing falls in hospital is everyone’s business. That’s the message of this year’s April Falls promotion which is underway at Taranaki DHB.
Health Minister Tony Ryall says it is incorrect to say that 50 hospital kitchens will be closed, as is being claimed.
The Australian and New Zealand Burns Association (ANZBA) offers a highly regarded course for health professionals that teaches critical skills for the early treatment of severe burns. Richard Wong She, who helps write and teach the course, filled us in on the difficulty of burns, and the recent course held in Taranaki.
Taranaki DHB is pleased to present our Taranaki Palliative Care Plan 2013-16 which will guide the delivery of palliative care across our region over the next three years. This plan has been developed in partnership with local stakeholders who support us in the delivery of quality palliative care services to our community.
Taranaki DHB Request for Proposal (RFP): Mental Health and Addictions Crisis and Planned Respite Servcies for Adult and Youth
Taranaki District Health Board (DHB) is seeking a suitably qualified providers of Mental Health and Addictions Services to establish Crisis and Planned Respite Services for Adult and Youth in Taranaki.
Falls are a particular issue for older people living in aged residential care. A fall will often result in serious injury, reduced mobility and a loss of confidence and independence. ACC, DHBs and Primary Health Organisations are supporting a programme aimed at reducing falls in residential facilities by ensuring Vitamin D supplements are available to residents.
Health Minister Tony Ryall has today announced children under the age of five with significant respiratory illnesses, such as asthma, will be able to get the influenza vaccine free from 1 April.
A course aimed at all health professionals who may find themselves caring for an acute burn victim was recently held at Taranaki Base Hospital.
Taranaki Base Hospital has a dedicated Hospital Play Specialist who helps our children and young people adjust to their stay in hospital.
Health professionals are taking a lead role in identifying and helping those vulnerable to abuse, with all 20 DHBs having set up Violence Intervention Programmes (VIPs), Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew announced today.
Health Minister Tony Ryall rolled up his sleeves at Karori Medical Centre in Wellington today to receive his annual influenza vaccination and launch the 2013 influenza immunisation campaign.
Everyday dietitians around New Zealand apply their specialised food and nutrition knowledge to improve the health of New Zealanders.
The new Hawera Community Oral Health Service officially opens on Monday, taking their first patient that afternoon.
Health Minister Tony Ryall congratulated health professionals for providing New Zealanders with over 78,000 elective operations and exceeding the government’s national health target.
In 2011 there were 30 reported cases of whooping cough in Taranaki and in 2012 there was 131 cases reported.
Taranaki District Health Board Health Targets 2012-2013 - Second Quarter
The second quarter health targets of 2012-2013 have been released by the Ministry of Health.
Taranaki cancer patients and their families will have better support thanks to the appointment of a dedicated cancer nurse who will coordinate and streamline patient care.
The Taranaki DHB Sexual Health Clinic is moving to 188 Powderham Street, New Plymouth on Friday February 22nd.
A whanau day out is the opening event for the ‘Nga Kete Hauora’ event series to be held at the Pungarehu pools on Sunday the 10th of February.
Choosing healthy family meal ideas has just become easier at the 4Square45 in Opunake, with the beginning of the “Green Feet” campaign.
Four Taranaki retailers are facing possible fines after selling cigarettes to a person under 18 years of age.
Due to demand and interest the Taranaki DHB FVIP Training will now be open to non-DHB staff at a cost of $250.00 per person.
The Taranaki District Health Board today lifted a public health warning against collecting or consuming shellfish from Mohakatino down to Motunui.
Christmas is a time of celebrating and coming together for fun with family. Taranaki DHB Public Health Unit has some tips to keeping the alcohol in balance.
Don't wait - go see your GP now and get organised for Christmas
The Taranaki District Health Board Public Health Unit today issue a public health warning advising people not to collect or consume shellfish from Mohakatino down to Motunui.
Taranaki District Health Board is helping young students achieve their dream of working in the health sector.
Taranaki DHB is delighted that the South Taranaki District Council (STDC) voted 10 -3 in favour of introducing fluoride into the Patea and Waverley water supplies yesterday.
Taranaki DHB has demonstrated its commitment to working collaboratively to reduce the impact of disability in our region by formally signing up as a partner to the Taranaki Disability Strategy.
Taranaki District Health Board Health Targets 2012-2013 - First Quarter
The first quarter health targets of 2012-2013 have been released by the Ministry of Health.
The Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand today released a report from all DHBs on their Serious & Sentinel Events.
Taranaki DHB Health Promoter Rebecca Thacker has recently received the 2012 Dr Alan Parsons Foundation Certificate in Injury Prevention (FCIP) Scholarship Award.
During November Taranaki becomes home to three international social workers as part of the Council of International Fellowship (CIF) Aotearoa New Zealand exchange programme.
Help may be on its way to Coastal people struggling to get to essential commitments such as social service or hospital appointments and training opportunities.
See inside for health services that are available for young people.
Taranaki Base Hospital Children's Ward received a generous gift in the shape of an iPad recently
If you or someone you know is interested in being a midwife, head along to one of the upcoming meetings to learn more.
Call for nominations for the Taranaki District Health Board Maternity Quality Committee. Closing date is 26 October 2012.
National Social Workers Day is today - 26 September and Taranaki DHB social workers are joining the celebration.
Not Even is a fun, educational free evening for young people of about 12 to 15 years living in Waitara and their parents. Not Even is to be held at Waitara High School on Thursday 27th of September.
On 26 September at 9:26am, Taranaki DHB will take part in the first ever nationwide earthquake drill.
Exercise ShakeOut has been created to help people and organisations be better prepared for an earthquake. More than one million people from across New Zealand have registered!
Taranaki’s Cervical Screening Programme is extremely successful at reaching priority women, with figures showing that 84 percent of all eligible women in Taranaki and 67 percent of Maori women have had a smear in the last three years.
Taranaki DHB staff fielded questions from 20 New Zealand Defence Force personnel while on a visit to Base Hospital on Thursday 30 August.
Meningococcal disease is caused by the bacterial germ Neisseria meningitidis. It can cause meningitis (infection of the membrane around the brain) or septicaemia (blood poisoning) and rarely, infection in other sties in the body.
CJ the Clown, aka Wayne Annand, first started clowning around at Base Hospital in August 2011 and is dedicated to the hospital voluntarily.
Taranaki District Health Board Health Targets 2011-2012 - Fourth Quarter
The fourth quarter health targets of 2011-2012 have been released by the Ministry of Health.
A campaign is being launched in early September encouraging people showing early signs of Alzheimer’s disease to talk to their doctor.
Local Taranaki MP Jonathan Young has congratulated Taranaki District Health Board staff for their excellent achievement in elective surgery.
Taranaki DHB provided the Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training (PROMPT) course in house for the first time on Wednesday 22 August.
Taranaki cancer patients will have a dedicated cancer coordination nurse to support and guide them throughout their treatment.
This Saturday, 25 August 2012, the David Street entrance to Taranaki Base Hospital will be closed while roading repairs are underway.
A new look to our Project Maunga pages has been developed for you to keep up to date with Project Maunga.
Firstly our thoughts are with all the families involved in this situation
The ash from last night’s eruption at Tongariro Volcano has fallen locally around the mountain and is being blown east. The area affected by ashfall does not include the Taranaki region.
The theme for World Breastfeeding Week 2012 is "Understanding the past - Planning for the future" and celebrates 20 years since the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) launched its first World Breastfeeding Week (WBW).
Health officials are closely monitoring this year’s seasonal flu levels with regular reporting from surveillance general practices, Healthline and hospitals, says Health Minister Tony Ryall.
Taranaki DHB Public Health Unit confirmed that there is an outbreak of gastroenteritis at a Taranaki resthome and that it is being well managed by staff with just one case yesterday and none today.
Taranaki DHB is set to send text reminders to those people with outpatient appointments in a bid to reduce did not attend (DNA) rates.
Shared Health Information Seminar
A series of community seminars is being held to get your feedback on future changes in sharing health information.
Taranaki people suffering from influenza like illness is on the rise, said Taranaki DHB Medical Officer of Health, Dr Greg Simmons.
Whooping cough (or pertussis) is a highly contagious illness that is caused by a bacterium (Bordatella pertussis). It can affect babies, children and adults.
Taranaki District Health Board continues to reduce barriers to health care for parents of children aged under six by making visits to a doctor or nurse after normal practice hours free.
In 2011 Kidsafe Taranaki Trust launched the new safety gate scheme in Waitara, where 40 child safety gates (valued at over $100.00) are available to low income families with children under five years old, and is now available to New Plymouth families.
Te Whare Punanga Korero Trust has produced a Newsletter.
Two patients who survived the avalanche on Mount Taranaki are in a stable condition in Taranaki Base Hospital.
Bowel cancer is New Zealand’s most common cancer and second biggest cancer killer. The good news is that 75% of cases can be cured if they are diagnosed and treated early.
Staff at Taranaki licensed premises have the opportunity to up skill to help them be responsible hosts in their work place.
Tune into ACCESS RADIO 104.4 FM and listen to “The Importance of Culture to our Mental Health”
Breastfeeding is welcome at Headlands Restaurant and Cafe in Opunake. The café has recently become part of the Breastfeeding Welcome Here project run by the Taranaki DHB, Public Health Unit.
New Zealanders are taking up flu vaccination in droves this year. The number of doses distributed so far this year in New Zealand has just passed the 910,000 mark.
Taranaki DHB are celebrating World Smokefree Day with a wish come true.
Taranaki District Health Board Health Targets 2011-2012 - Third Quarter
The third quarter health targets of 2011-2012 have been released by the Ministry of Health.
The 35 year old man who was rescued at Fitzroy beach Saturday 26th May is in a serious but stable condition in ICU at Taranaki Base Hospital.
Taranaki DHB Mental Health & Addiction Services and Like Minds Taranaki are inviting the public to presentations about mental illness.
More than 858,980 doses of influenza vaccine have already been distributed this year in New Zealand, an increase of 28,530 doses for the same period in 2011.
Parents in Patea are filling their basket with knowledge and skills to keep their whanau healthy. Nga Kete Hauora is a series of workshops coordinated by Taranaki DHB for parents on a range of health topics.
A distraction bag for children in hospital is an idea the Mellowpuff Trust has come up with to help children cope with their stay in hospital.
Not Even is a fun, free evening for young people of about 12 to 15 years living in South Taranaki and their parents to look at ways of talking together about the hard conversations.
National Youth Week this year runs from 19 – 27 May and the theme is Love the Skin you're In!
Taranaki DHB has implemented two new clinical nurse specialist roles to work with older people as the needs of our aging population become more complex.
Taranaki DHB has produced a Special Edition of the Pulse to celebrate the wonderful work our midwives and nurses do.
The Community & Public Health and Disability Advisory Committee endorsed Taranaki DHB becoming a Smokefree site by early 2013, today.
This week is Privacy Awareness Week (29 April – 5 May) and is all about promoting awareness about privacy rights and responsibilities in the community.
“Protecting your child and your community by getting your child immunised on time is the theme for Immunisation Week (April 23-29) – and it’s free.
“A Whanau Ora health needs assessment undertaken by the Taranaki DHB of Maori living in Taranaki will be invaluable in planning how to improve the health of Maori living in Taranaki” says DHB Chief Advisor Maori Health, Ngawai Henare.
Health Minister Tony Ryall says Taranaki people have better access to care provided by general practices, thanks to the 58,417 practice nurse consultations performed last year.
The Stratford Mayor, South Taranaki Mayor and New Plymouth Deputy Mayor are united in their drive to encourage their communities to get their flu vaccination early this year.
Children in South Taranaki will benefit from a state-of-the-art dental facility following a Taranaki District Health Board decision to locate the South Taranaki Community dental clinic at Hawera Hospital today.
1,557 Taranaki primary school children in 13 schools are eating their way through around 302,000 free pieces of fruit this year.
Amigo hearing devices are at Taranaki Base Hospital to help both patients and health professionals communicate.
The mobile dental bus has been in Patea for three weeks and has seen almost 100 children.
A cup of tea and a get together in Inglewood is the key to keeping the flu bugs away this year. The Inglewood Medical Centre is running a community flu clinic on Tuesday, 20 March, 9.00am to 4.30pm, at the Mamaku Centre in Inglewood.
The five Midland DHBs have combined with the Midland Iwi Relationship Board (MIRB) to renew commitment to making their central North Island districts entirely Smokefree/Tobacco Free by 2025.
Taranaki District Health Board Health Targets 2011-2012 - Second Quarter
The second quarter health targets of 2011-2012 have been released by the Ministry of Health.
A total of 377 serious and sentinel events occurred in New Zealand’s public hospitals in 2010/2011 – a rate of more than one for every day of the year.
Two confirmed cases of meningococcal disease reported this week have prompted a warning from Dr Greg Simmons, Taranaki DHB Medical Officer of Health.
The Taranaki District Health Board and Sport Taranaki have joined forces to help combat the rise of overweight children in our community.