21 December 2012

news item Alcohol and Christmas can be a happy mix

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.

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18 December 2012

news item Get to your Doctor before Christmas

Don't wait - go see your GP now and get organised for Christmas

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17 December 2012

news item Public health warning Mohakatino - Motunui in Taranaki

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.

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17 December 2012

news item Taranaki DHB awards scholarships to encourage careers in health

Taranaki District Health Board is helping young students achieve their dream of working in the health sector.

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11 December 2012

news item Taranaki DHB jubilant at water fluoridation decision for Patea & Waverley

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.

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7 December 2012

news item Taranaki District Health Board signs Disability Strategy

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.

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27 November 2012

news item 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. 

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21 November 2012

news item National Release of DHB's Serious & Sentinel Events

The Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand today released a report from all DHBs on their Serious & Sentinel Events.

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19 November 2012

news item Dr Alan Parsons Injury Prevention Scholarship goes to DHB health promoter

Taranaki DHB Health Promoter Rebecca Thacker has recently received the 2012 Dr Alan Parsons Foundation Certificate in Injury Prevention (FCIP) Scholarship Award.

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13 November 2012

news item International Social Workers have learning opportunity at Taranaki DHB

During November Taranaki becomes home to three international social workers as part of the Council of International Fellowship (CIF) Aotearoa New Zealand exchange programme.

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1 November 2012

news item Coastal Taranaki could soon have community transport

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.

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19 October 2012

news item Health Services available for young people in the New Plymouth Area

See inside for health services that are available for young people.

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17 October 2012

news item Children's Ward receives donation from Child Cancer Taranaki

Taranaki Base Hospital Children's Ward received a generous gift in the shape of an iPad recently

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11 October 2012

news item Interested in being a Midwife? Study in Taranaki!

If you or someone you know is interested in being a midwife, head along to one of the upcoming meetings to learn more.

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10 October 2012

news item Nominations open for TDHB Maternity Quality Committee

Call for nominations for the Taranaki District Health Board Maternity Quality Committee. Closing date is 26 October 2012.

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26 September 2012

news item Celebrating Social Workers Day

National Social Workers Day is today - 26 September and Taranaki DHB social workers are joining the celebration.

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17 September 2012

news item Not Even hits Waitara

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.

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12 September 2012

news item ShakeOut

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!

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11 September 2012

news item Good relationships key to Taranaki’s cervical screening success

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.

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10 September 2012

news item Army Logistics personnel visit Base Hospital

Taranaki DHB staff fielded questions from 20 New Zealand Defence Force personnel while on a visit to Base Hospital on Thursday 30 August.

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6 September 2012

news item Meningococcal disease

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.

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3 September 2012

news item CJ celebrates his one year anniversary as Taranaki Base Hospital’s regular ‘care clown’

CJ the Clown, aka Wayne Annand, first started clowning around at Base Hospital in August 2011 and is dedicated to the hospital voluntarily.

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30 August 2012

news item 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. 

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27 August 2012

news item Campaign urging earlier dementia diagnosis

A campaign is being launched in early September encouraging people showing early signs of Alzheimer’s disease to talk to their doctor.

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24 August 2012

news item Taranaki DHB recognised for outstanding performance

Local Taranaki MP Jonathan Young has congratulated Taranaki District Health Board staff for their excellent achievement in elective surgery.

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23 August 2012

news item PROMPT course now in Taranaki

Taranaki DHB provided the Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training (PROMPT) course in house for the first time on Wednesday 22 August.

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22 August 2012

news item Dedicated nurse for Taranaki cancer patients

Taranaki cancer patients will have a dedicated cancer coordination nurse to support and guide them throughout their treatment.

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20 August 2012

news item David Street entrance closure

This Saturday, 25 August 2012, the David Street entrance to Taranaki Base Hospital will be closed while roading repairs are underway.

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10 August 2012

news item Project Maunga webpages get a makeover

A new look to our Project Maunga pages has been developed for you to keep up to date with Project Maunga.

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8 August 2012

news item Media statement on behalf of Spotswood College

Firstly our thoughts are with all the families involved in this situation

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7 August 2012

news item No ashfall for Taranaki from Tongariro eruption

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.

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31 July 2012

news item World Breastfeeding Week 2012

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).

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27 July 2012

news item Winter flu levels are being closely monitored

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.

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20 July 2012

news item Resthome has gastroenteritis outbreak well contained

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.

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18 July 2012

news item Text reminders to be sent to patients

Taranaki DHB is set to send text reminders to those people with outpatient appointments in a bid to reduce did not attend (DNA) rates.

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18 July 2012

news item Shared Health Information Seminar

A series of community seminars is being held to get your feedback on future changes in sharing health information.

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10 July 2012

news item Influenza A circulating in Taranaki

Taranaki people suffering from influenza like illness is on the rise, said Taranaki DHB Medical Officer of Health, Dr Greg Simmons.

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9 July 2012

news item Information on Whooping Cough

Whooping cough (or pertussis) is a highly contagious illness that is caused by a bacterium (Bordatella pertussis). It can affect babies, children and adults.

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6 July 2012

news item Free General Practice Visits for Children Under Six

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.

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28 June 2012

news item Kidsafe Taranaki Trust Safety Gate Scheme

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.

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17 June 2012

news item Te Whare Punanga Korero Newsletter

Te Whare Punanga Korero Trust has produced a Newsletter.

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17 June 2012

news item Avalanche Patients

Two patients who survived the avalanche on Mount Taranaki are in a stable condition in Taranaki Base Hospital.

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14 June 2012

news item Bowel Cancer awareness week – don’t hide your symptoms

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.

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11 June 2012

news item Free Professional training for staff employed in Pubs, Clubs & Restaurants

Staff at Taranaki licensed premises have the opportunity to up skill to help them be responsible hosts in their work place.

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6 June 2012

news item Like Minds on Access Radio

Tune into ACCESS RADIO 104.4 FM and listen to “The Importance of Culture to our Mental Health”

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30 May 2012

news item Breastfeeding Welcome Here Café in Opunake

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.

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29 May 2012

news item Flu shots race towards million mark

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.

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29 May 2012

news item World Smokefree Day marks countdown for Taranaki hospital sites

Taranaki DHB are celebrating World Smokefree Day with a wish come true. 

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28 May 2012

news item 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. 

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27 May 2012

news item Rescue at Fitzroy Beach

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.

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24 May 2012

news item Public Presentation

Taranaki DHB Mental Health & Addiction Services and Like Minds Taranaki are inviting the public to presentations about mental illness.

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21 May 2012

news item More Kiwis get flu vaccination

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.

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21 May 2012

news item Patea Parents Fill Their Baskets – Nga Kete Hauora

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.

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21 May 2012

news item Mellowpuff Trust gives back to childrens ward

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.

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21 May 2012

news item ‘Not Even’ heads to Patea for parents and teenagers

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.

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18 May 2012

news item Youth Week: 19 - 27 May

National Youth Week this year runs from 19 – 27 May and the theme is Love the Skin you're In!

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9 May 2012

news item Clinical nurse specialists to work with older people

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.

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4 May 2012

news item Celebrating International Midwifery and Nurses Days

Taranaki DHB has produced a Special Edition of the Pulse to celebrate the wonderful work our midwives and nurses do.

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30 April 2012

news item Taranaki DHB smokefree policy ramps up

The Community & Public Health and Disability Advisory Committee endorsed Taranaki DHB becoming a Smokefree site by early 2013, today.

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30 April 2012

news item Privacy Awareness Week

This week is Privacy Awareness Week (29 April – 5 May) and is all about promoting awareness about privacy rights and responsibilities in the community.

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23 April 2012

news item Protect your child - Immunisation Week 23-29 April 2012

“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.

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19 April 2012

news item Whanau ora health needs assessed

“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.

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19 April 2012

news item Practice nurses doing more for patients

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.

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13 April 2012

news item Top Taranaki men get protected

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.

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5 April 2012

news item Dental clinic facility go ahead for South Taranaki

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.

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29 March 2012

news item 302,000 free pieces of fruit a year for Taranaki kids

1,557 Taranaki primary school children in 13 schools are eating their way through around 302,000 free pieces of fruit this year.

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28 March 2012

news item Hearing Devices at Taranaki Base a big help

Amigo hearing devices are at Taranaki Base Hospital to help both patients and health professionals communicate.

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21 March 2012

news item Taranaki Community Oral Health Mobile bus in Patea

The mobile dental bus has been in Patea for three weeks and has seen almost 100 children.

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19 March 2012

news item Inglewood community fights the flu early

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.

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5 March 2012

news item Five Midland DHBs work together to be Smokefree/Tobacco Free by 2025

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.

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28 February 2012

news item 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. 

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20 February 2012

news item Serious and Sentinel Events Report – Making Our Hospitals Safer

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.

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3 February 2012

news item Meningococcal Disease Cases Prompt Health Warning

Two confirmed cases of meningococcal disease reported this week have prompted a warning from Dr Greg Simmons, Taranaki DHB Medical Officer of Health.

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23 January 2012

news item A new pilot to help Taranaki children with weight issues

The Taranaki District Health Board and Sport Taranaki have joined forces to help combat the rise of overweight children in our community.

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