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  • Free Public lecture: Bowel screening programme

    Published Friday 12 May 2017

    8 June, 5pm - 7pm Masterton Club, Chapel Street Masterton For anyone with a family history of bowel cancer, or wanting to learn more about the Wairarapa programme. Speakers: Dr Paul Manuel and Dr Annie Lincoln. Hosted by Cancer Society Wairarapa.

  • Auction exceeds expectations raising over $14,000 for chemotherapy unit

    Published Tuesday 9 May 2017

    Wairarapa DHB's huge auction and garage sale last weekend, clearing the decks of surplus hospital furniture and equipment, was a huge success. All proceeds are earmarked to support the establishment of an outreach chemotherapy service in Wairarapa, so that most of our cancer patients won’t have to travel out of the area for much of their chemo treatment. Pictured: Kevin and Pam Basher with the first item sold under the hammer

  • What matters most to you for your future care?

    Published Tuesday 9 May 2017

    No matter what your age or health, it’s never too early to start talking about the care you’d like if you could no longer make decisions for yourself. Have you discussed with anyone: • what’s important to you • who you want to involve in decisions about your treatment and care • how much treatment you’d want and when you’d want it to stop • where you’d like to be cared for.

  • International Day of the Midwife

    Published Friday 5 May 2017

    5 May is International Midwives Day, and Wairarapa DHB is using the popular ‘Call the Midwife’ series to drive home some important messages that all pregnant women need to know. Some symptoms can be a sign there is something wrong with mother or child, and the midwife (LMC) needs to know about them straight away. It is easy to send a text, but a text doesn’t command immediate attention like a phone call does.

  • Auction to raise funds for Wairarapa chemotherapy unit

    Published Friday 28 Apr 2017

    Wairarapa DHB has teamed up with Cancer Society Wairarapa and Masterton Host Waipoua Lions to hold a huge auction and garage sale to clear the decks of surplus hospital furniture and equipment. All proceeds will go towards supporting the establishment of an outreach chemotherapy service in Wairarapa, so that most of our cancer patients won’t have to travel out of the area for much of their chemo treatment.

  • iMOKO™ makes its way to Wairarapa

    Published Thursday 27 Apr 2017

    iMOKO™ is a digital health programme that focuses on bringing healthcare closer to home for New Zealand children and Adri Isbister, Chief Executive of Wairarapa District Health Board, is seeking support to bring it much closer to home.

  • Flu can be anywhere!

    Published Monday 24 Apr 2017

    Not everybody knows about asymptomatic influenza. It may surprise you that 4 out of 5 people who have the flu may not show any symptoms and yet they can pass on the virus without even realizing it.

  • Asymptomatic flu - the master of disguise

    Published Monday 24 Apr 2017

    The National Influenza Startegy Group has launched a new influenza immunization infographic video consumer ad, based on the SHIVERS 2015 Serosurvey research findings about asymptomatic influenza. It explains how 4 out of 5 people who have influenza may not show any symptoms and can pass on the virus without realizing it.

  • New sports resources developed

    Published Monday 10 Apr 2017

    New sports resources that have been developed with input from the DHB’s Emergency Department (ED) team will make it easier for coaches and team managers to know what to do when a player gets injured this season.

  • Get your vaccination now, before the flu season starts

    Published Monday 3 Apr 2017

    A flu vaccination is one of the best ways to stay well during winter and now is the best time to get vaccinated, before winter arrives, to ensure you’re protected before the flu season starts.