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Eketahuna and the surrounding area is formally part of the MidCentral DHB district but it has always been common practice to allow residents to choose to receive care from Wairarapa DHB. Recently, due to workforce constraints and a reduced service, we have had to reconsider access for out of domicile patients.
Waitemata DHB has created a 4 minute stroke patient story to help showcase the teamwork and advancements in the stroke service.
Wairarapa DHB is developing a contingency plan for acute orthopaedic care while we work to address a shortage of surgeons at the hospital.