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  • Wainuioru Boil Water Notice

    Published Friday 15 Nov 2019

    Users of the Wainuioru Rural Water Scheme have been reminded to boil their water before it is used for human consumption, after a sample tested positive for E.coli.

  • Wairarapa Hospital - calling out for crutches

    Published Monday 11 Nov 2019

    Have you got crutches at home you've forgotten about? They can be returned, no questions asked, to Wairarapa Hospital main reception, or to your local medical centre.

  • Switch to water!

    Published Tuesday 5 Nov 2019

    New Zealanders are being challenged to switch to water, swapping out sugary drinks for the month of November.

  • Radiography staff on strike next week

    Published Friday 25 Oct 2019

    A series of radiographer strikes will take place next week in a third round of industrial action affecting the country. The strikes include both full and partial withdrawal of labour and will take place from Tuesday 29th October to Monday 4th November.

  • Code Red & elective surgery waitlists

    Published Thursday 24 Oct 2019

    On Tuesday, for 24 hours, Wairarapa hospital was in code red for the second time this year. With all beds full, capacity was stretched beyond what was manageable and some elective surgeries (planned surgery by appointment) were cancelled in order to treat urgent need. For some patients, it was not the first time their appointment was put off. Wairarapa DHB Chief Medical Officer, Shawn Sturland, explains.

  • Central Region Equity Framework

    Published Monday 14 Oct 2019

    The Central Region District Health Boards have developed a Central Region Equity Framework to promote equity of health outcomes for everyone receiving health services in the Region.

  • Welcome to our new board members

    Published Monday 14 Oct 2019

    The 2019 triennial elections have concluded, with a whole lot of fresh new faces for Wairarapa District Health Board. All of whom are likely to be familiar to the DHB team....

  • Wairarapa Hospital’s radiography staff are on strike today

    Published Monday 14 Oct 2019

    A small number of imaging staff are working to meet urgent need. X-rays for acute emergency and ward inpatients and acute GP referrals will be available.

  • Would you recognise a heart attach or stroke?

    Published Friday 11 Oct 2019

    The Heart Foundation, Wellington Free Ambulance and Stroke Central Region are running a FREE seniors week event to talk about the symptoms of a heart attack of stroke, so you know what to do if you see or experience them.

  • Wairarapa Hospital’s radiography staff will strike again next week

    Published Thursday 10 Oct 2019

    We have made arrangements to ensure the hospital can continue to provide the best possible care for the Wairarapa community.