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Interventional radiology (including Angio and Neuro)

950 Ultrasound Interventions.

Neuro Angiograms/Interventions
Nephrostomies/Ureteric Stents
SVC stents/IVC Filters
Gastrostomies/G-J Tube insertions
Hepato-Biliary Procedures
Blood Sampling

Full time: 2
Part time: 1
Shared with Conventional Imaging department (working 50:50):  7 staff
Interventional Radiologists

4 Interventional Radiologists
+ 2 Radiologists who perform Biopsies
+ 2 Neuro-trained...

When you are referred

... referred you to us.

Assessment of a referralSleep Clinic will assess your referral and either:

Move to an investigation stage
Make a clinic appointment
Refer you back to the referring doctor with advice.
Investigation(s)These may include sleep studies, blood tests, sleep diary, and other investigations and tests. Note: Sleep studies (where your sleep is monitored by sensors in our Sleep Lab or at your home) are not relevant for all patients.

Follow up clinic appointmentThis will discuss the...

Māori consultation

... DHB.
To be considered please provide completed copies of:

your ethics application (HDEC or Institutional application)
Participant Consent and Participant Information Sheet(s), where applicable
laboratory confirmation pertaining to the storage of tissue/blood samples that will be sent overseas, where applicable
Māori Research Ethical Framework - Te Ara Tika guidelines for Māori research.

3. Bio-Banking: If a secondary aim of a study involves bio-banking, then separate consent for this must be...

Obstetric cholestasis

... run in families so if your mother or sister have had cholestasis, you might be more likely to get it too.

How is obstetric cholestasis diagnosed?You may be diagnosed with obstetric cholestasis if you have unexplained itching in pregnancy with abnormal blood tests (liver function and bile salts tests) – both of which get better after your baby is born.

Cholestasis is a diagnosis that is made once other causes of itching and abnormal liver function have been ruled out.

What cholestasis means...

Induction of labour (IOL) at Waikato Hospital

... either be assessed in the Women’s Assessment Unit (WAU) or admitted to the antenatal ward.

Before your induction starts, we will monitor your baby with a cardiotocograph (CTG), insert an IV line to administer fluids and medications as needed, and do blood tests to confirm your blood group, haemoglobin and platelet levels. All of this information helps us provide you with safe and appropriate care during your induction.

Induction methodsThere are a range of methods that may be used to induce...

Preterm birth in a previous pregnancy

... and symptoms of preterm birth If you have any of the following signs and symptoms of preterm birth contact your midwife straight away.

Abnormal vaginal discharge. Watch for vaginal discharge of water or mucus; sometimes there may be a small amount of blood. The breaking of the bag of waters around the baby can cause a gush of fluid. This may be one of the first signs of being in premature labour.
Bleeding. Vaginal bleeding is never a normal part of pregnancy. A ‘show’ is mucus and blood that o...

Coping with grazes, tears and stitches

... week follow-up appointment with your obstetrician and physiotherapist. 

Coping with a painful perineum
Get plenty of rest. Elevating your perineum by lying down will help reduce swelling.
Begin pelvic floor muscle exercises within 24 hours to increase blood flow and reduce swelling.
Apply ice to the affected area for 10 minutes and repeat regularly for the first one or two days.
Wash your perineum with a squeegee bottle of warm water or a shower attachment. Pat dry with tissues or soft toil...

Support people in labour

... they think a woman needs pain relief and none seems to be coming. Keep talking with the midwives about what’s happening and what you are feeling. It’s ok to take a break, and make sure you keep yourself fed and watered too.

If you are really scared of blood or other body fluids, or would be embarrassed to see a naked woman, you may want to ask if there are other ways you can support the family.

Find more information
A childbirth cheat sheet for dads-to-be.
Birth support tips and suggestions....

Going into labour

... usually gradual – it can last for hours, and may stop and start over several days. There are many signs of labour starting.  

A ‘show’ – the mucus plug that seals your cervix closed may come out of your vagina. It looks like mucus mixed with red or brown blood. This can happen several days before you go into labour.
Your waters breaking – your waters can break before labour, right at the end of labour, or anywhere in between. If the water coming out is green/brown, or quite red like blood, the...

Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CCTVS)

Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CCTVS)Cardiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery concerns all conditions related to heart, lung and blood vessels.

Waikato Hospital’s Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CCTVS) team provides a combination of cardiac, thoracic and vascular procedures in the one speciality area. The team includes cardiologists, cardiothoracic consultants, vascular consultants, registrars and house officers, interns, and ward staff includes a clini...