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  • Wheelchair, crutches and equipment amnesty - please return!

    Published Monday 6 Nov 2017

    Wairarapa DHB asks anyone storing hospital equipment they no longer need, including wheelchairs, bathroom equipment and crutches, to please return them to the hospital so they can be used by people who need them.

  • Know your medicines

    Published Monday 6 Nov 2017

    For many of us, healthcare involves taking medicines. Knowing your medicines – what they are called, what they are for, how often you need to take them and for how long - is really important.

  • Diabetes is a "silent killer"

    Published Thursday 26 Oct 2017

    And with about 2500 people in Wairarapa living with the health condition, it is vital they learn how to manage it, and live the best quality lives they can, according to Diabetes Wairarapa president Finlay Sutherland. Join Compass Health's self management course: smcourse@compasshealth.org.nz.

  • Free self management course changes lives

    Published Friday 20 Oct 2017

    If there was one word to describe Liv Robinson, it would be "survivor". The Wairarapa College old girl has had neurosurgery twice, pneumonia three times, and is blind.But those setbacks haven't stopped her from making goals and striving to be the best version of herself she can be. Her, and her mother Maggie say they have learned to take back their lives with the help of a free self-management course offered by Compass Health.

  • WrDHB nurse wins Open for Leadership award

    Published Monday 16 Oct 2017

    Janice Wilson, Chief Executive, Health Quality & Safety Commission, presents Angelene Williams of WrDHB with a special award, and a certificate recognising her work in improving patient safety.

  • Join the RATs riders THIS SATURDAY and show your support for suicide awareness

    Published Friday 8 Sep 2017

    Farriers Carpark Masterton This Saturday, 9th September 1pm-3pm

  • Say it tika, Aotearoa!

    Published Friday 8 Sep 2017

    Temuera Morrison riding a cow? He aha ai!? Why!? He’s helping protect our Māori place names

  • Mena Antonio appointed as Wairarapa Health Consumer Council Chair

    Published Wednesday 6 Sep 2017

    Well known community identity and businesswoman Mena Antonio has been appointed as the first Wairarapa Health Consumer Council Chair, and starts the role immediately.

  • Wairarapa Maori urged to take up the free bowel screening test

    Published Thursday 31 Aug 2017

    Wairarapa District Health Board is working to spread the word amongst local Māori about the importance of taking part in the National Bowel Screening Programme. “We want our whānau to be really active in their health journeys – and be well”