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  • Revised New Zealand Health Strategy

    Published Thursday 2 Feb 2017

    The newly updated health care strategy and reforms sets a clear direction for healthcare services over the next ten years.

  • Wairarapa cancer support services

    Published Tuesday 31 Jan 2017

    Cancer Support: Psychology & Social Work is a new service that provides psychological and social work support to adult cancer patients and their whanāu across the 3DHBs (Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley & Wairarapa).

  • Powhiri for Sir Paul

    Published Wednesday 21 Dec 2016

    Te Oranga o Te Iwi Kainga, Wairarapa DHB’s Māori Relationship Board, invited the newly appointed Chair and the board to be welcomed onto Te Ore Ore Marae to mark the start of the new triennium. It was also an opportunity to recognise the newly formed Executive Leadership Team.

  • Board chair and members appointed by the Minister

    Published Monday 5 Dec 2016

    Board members across the country have been appointed by Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman. Wairarapa DHB welcomes new Chair, Sir Paul Collins. Martinborough’s Sir Paul was appointed a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit on the New Year Honours List last year for his service to sports administration.

  • Building disability responsiveness

    Published Monday 28 Nov 2016

    Wairarapa DHB is encouraging both staff and the community to consider access to health services for our patients living with a disability.

  • Junior doctors strike action withdrawn

    Published Friday 11 Nov 2016

    A proposed strike by junior doctors who are members of NZRDA will not go ahead next week.

  • New CT scanner blessed and operational

    Published Wednesday 9 Nov 2016

    On Monday 7 November, Mr Ian Hicks became the first patient through Wairarapa DHB’s newly installed Toshiba Prime CT scanner, following a formal blessing ceremony by Hospital Chaplain, Lizzie Snowsill. Mr Hicks is pictured with his wife, and Interim Director, Wairarapa Hospital Services Jill Stringer who presented the couple with a celebratory bouquet.

  • Love your bones - World Osteoporosis Day October 20

    Published Thursday 20 Oct 2016

    “Our skeleton is formed before we are born, supports us throughout our lives, and can remain long after we die. Regardless of age, gender, race or nationality, we all have one. Yet this essential organ is so often taken for granted”. World Osteoporosis Day Report 2015.

  • Stacks of old medicines headed for safe disposal

    Published Wednesday 19 Oct 2016

    Wairarapa people can feel safer this week knowing that 62 cartons worth of unused, outdated medicines have been rounded up and are destined for disposal.

  • Stoptober NZ - go for it!

    Published Monday 10 Oct 2016

    The campaign is underway - with the theme "let's kick butt together". This emphasises the support a person who smokes can gain by picking a date during October to stop. From friends, whānau and stop smoking services, Quitline, health promoters and primary health.