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Critical Care

Critical Care including Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Dependency Unit (HDU)Critical Care is an area where specialist care is given to patients when rapid, potentially reversible, life-threatening diseases or injury occur, such as a major accident, a severe infection, coma or following a major operation.
Critical Care is divided into two areas:

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where critically ill patients are cared for
High Dependency Unit (HDU) where patients require extra monitoring above what...

Nursing and Midwifery Professional Development Unit

The Nursing and Midwifery Professional Development Unit (PDU) provides education and development activity that

values our staff
improves patient experience
applies best practise
builds effective clinical decision making
sustains quality care
The PDU team coordinate and initiate professional development, education and learning opportunities for midwives, nurses and healthcare assistants (HCAs), psychiatric assistants and supports the certification programme for hospital attendants.

Details abou...

Midland Trauma System

The Midland Trauma System (MTS) puts the needs of the patient first. It is a network of specialised, clinical personnel committed to ensuring application of best practice in trauma care across the Midland Region.

Clinical staff members perform clinical risk assessment and mitigation, collect trauma data, and facilitate local trauma committees to enable quality improvement initiatives. The hub group based at Waikato DHB manages the regional database, develops and manages clinical guidelines and...

How to apply

Send your request to suicideprevention@waikatodhb.health.nz (or mail to Suicide Prevention and Postvention Coordinator, Quality and Patient Safety, 218 Pembroke Street, Hamilton 3204) stating:

the name of the conference or course
the dates
venue
your usual place of residence
approximate anticipated expenditure (registration fee, travel costs, if you require accommodation)
include an email address or postal address
a copy of the information sheet or flyer
your reasons for wishing to attend
how y...

What to expect from the Memory Service?

... further assessments maybe indicated such as neuropsychological assessment, social work assessment or occupational assessment.

Finally a clinic appointment will be scheduled with a consultant psychiatrist to provide an outcome and an agreed plan with the patient and family assessments.

Post clinic interventions may involve:

Supporting clients and their family/whanau to make sense of their diagnosis
Prescribing and monitoring medications
Further assessments
Psychological interventions
Psychoso...

Your care team

... health staff – physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists and other specialised health professionals
healthcare assistants – who will help with a lot of the daily personal cares you need
kaitiaki – who give support for Māori patients.
When health professionals work as a team on your treatment and care, they are called a multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

Our receptionists, attendants (orderlies), kitchen and cleaning staff are also an important part of our patient ser...

Breastfeeding at work

... express and store milk. 
colleagues can also support you while you are breastfeeding – it is not always easy to balance work and being a new mum.
knowing that getting back to work can change established feeding and sleep patterns - it is important to be patient and to ask for help from knowledgeable friends and family until patterns are re-established.
Breastfeeding at work is protected by employment legislation (Employment Relations Act 2000). By law, as far as reasonable, employers are requir...

Referrals

... health or hospital service. Self-referrals are not accepted.

Inclusion criteria

Confirmed Heart Failure diagnosis (with supported evidence on CXR, BNP +/- proven reduced EF)
Priority is given to HFrEf (where medication uptitration is of proven benefit)
Patients of advanced age and/or multiple co-morbidity and/or social, compliance concern are best managed in primary care
Referral to service does not guarantee acceptance. Decline referrals are discussed with Heart Failure SMO, and referrer not...

Hepatitis B

... recover from hepatitis B, and are no longer infectious afterwards; however some people have an ongoing infection, which can cause serious complications. 

There is an effective vaccine for hepatitis B, which is free for children, and some other high risk patient groups. It has been part of the routine childhood immunisations since 1988.

A baby born to a mother with hepatitis B has a high risk of becoming infected with hepatitis B at birth.  The baby can be protected from the virus by giving th...