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MRI renovations continue in Radiology

MRI renovations continue in Radiology   Lisa, Clinical Manager Radiology, and Sasha, Charge MRI…

Cell enabled laptops for Public Health team at Whanganui Hospital

Cell enabled laptops for Public Health team at Whanganui Hospital   Our Public Health team at Health…

New measles case in Taranaki 

New measles case in Taranaki    A new measles case has been reported in Taranaki following international travel.

Te Whatu Ora Whanganui shines with first hospital DVFREE tick

Christopher Hill, Director Shine Family Violence Education, awarded Te Whatu Ora in Whanganui the DVFREE tick yesterday.

Whanganui DHB welcomes new name Te Whatu Ora

  Friday 1 July saw the official disbandment of District Health Boards across the motu with the announcement of the new healthcare system names accompanied by dawn blessings and karakia.

Your COVID-19 team in the Whanganui rohe

This week we introduce you to another member of the COVID-19 team who works alongside the WDHD in our rohe. Nicola Metcalfe, IMAC - The Immunisation Advisory Centre. 

Ka Ora, Ka Ako programme a big hit in Whanganui

Ka Ora, Ka Ako programme a big hit in Whanganui Ka Ora, Ka Ako - Free & Healthy School Lunches26 October 2021 Ka Ora,…

MP’s tasty tribute to health workers

Health workers got a treat when Whanganui MP Steph Lewis turned up for her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Wheels the way to go for vaccine drive

“Coming to a street or park near you” – that’s the message from the Whanganui COVID-19 vaccination team as it ramps up plans for mobile delivery of the vaccine.

Drive-through vaccinations at Whanganui East Club

Drive-through clinics have now become a strong focus for the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Whanganui.

Business as usual for cancer screening

On average, one person with cancer is identified each month by the Whanganui bowel screening programme.

Media statement -- Ski field breach

Three men from Auckland were arrested in Ohakune on 16 September after travelling to Turoa Ski Field.

COVID-19 vaccination rollout reaches halfway point

The Whanganui region’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout passed a significant milestone -- its' halfway point -- on Tuesday 7 September.

Vaccinations for homeless at river site

Vaccination team take it to the river as homeless site is set up.

Being alcohol-free is your baby’s best start

The dangers of drinking alcohol while pregnant are being highlighted by health services this month.

Colleagues salute 'a wonderful woman'

Tributes have flooded in from past colleagues of former nurse and stalwart of the community Ailsa Stewart QSO, who died on 25 August.

COVID-19 vaccination gets Whanganui MP's vote

On Wednesday 25 August, all New Zealanders aged 30-plus became eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, and Whanganui’s MP was among the first to take advantage of the opportunity to help protect Aotearoa.

Alert Level 4 changes at WAM

With Whanganui now at Alert Level 4 until Friday 27 August, primary care facilities at Whanganui Hospital are changing the way that patients are seen, including the location of patients waiting for appointments.

Extra vaccination clinic at Raetihi after bookings mix-up

An unfortunate mix-up with bookings at a Raetihi vaccination clinic on Monday 23 August meant some people missed out.


Whanganui DHB and hospital at Alert Level 4 #3

Whanganui District Health Board chief executive Russell Simpson is backing today’s Cabinet decision to extend the Alert Level 4 lockdown to midnight on Tuesday, 24 August.

Whanganui DHB and hospital at Alert Level 4 #2

After a pause on 18 August to make preparations for operating at Alert Level 4, the vaccine rollout was back at Te Rito, Aramoho Health Centre and Taihape Hospital.

Whanganui Hospital at Alert Level 4

Whanganui Hospital is now operating under Alert Level 4 conditions following community cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant in Auckland.

Community clinic puts focus on Pacific people

A week-long COVID-19 vaccination clinic got under way on Monday 16 August with the focus very much on the Pasifika community.

Vaccine team reaches out to ethnic communities

Joining the more than 400 people enjoying the costumes and colour of Whanganui's Multicultural Festival was the team promoting the COVID-19 vaccine programme.

Living Waters joins COVID-19 vaccine campaign

As COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up to record levels in the Whanganui rohe, Living Waters Medical in Castlecliff has joined the programme to protect the community against the deadly virus.

A simple test can beat 'the silent epidemic'

Known as “the silent epidemic”, hepatitis C infects around 1000 people in New Zealand each year, with about 200 dying from the virus, but Whanganui DHB aims to do something about those grim statistics.

Advice for RSV and other winter respiratory illnesses

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the contagious illness which affects young children, is affecting whānau all over New Zealand, but simple hygiene such as keeping children at home and washing hands can help stop the virus from spreading.

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine to the vulnerable

Registered nurse Brian Elliott has retired three times; Julie Blair, with an extensive district nursing background, was planning to retire last March … but now they are busy working as a crucial component in the biggest vaccination programme in Whanganui’s history.

Quitting ‘ciggies’ after 45 years inspires whānau

It was just the right moment that led Ned Tapa to quit cigarettes after being a smoker for 45 years.

Dry July – a chance to kick alcohol and help charity

Dry July should be a little easier this year with the help of a few of the lads from Whanganui District Health Board.


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