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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...

Regional Renal Centre

Regional Renal Centre is located in a stand-alone building on Ryburn Lane, one of the internal roads on the Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus, in Hamilton. There is patient-only parking directly outside.

Rheumatology Clinic

Rheumatology Clinic is located in a stand-alone building on Ryburn Lane, one of the internal roads on the Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus, in Hamilton. There is patient-only parking directly outside.

If you have concerns or need an advocate

... to your concerns, support and advise you, communicate with the provider and liaise with them on your behalf.

Health and Disability Advocacy
0800 555 050

The following brochures are available from Waikato DHB and displayed in patient/public areas.

What matters to you – Making a complaint.
What matters to you – Your feedback.
Having a problem with a health or disability service? (Produced by Health and Disability Advocates).

You can also make a complaint to the Health...

Can I take photos?

We want to protect our patients’ privacy, as well as their health. Please help us.

Ask for permission to take photosOnly take photographs if the patient, or their legal guardian, says you can. Please don’t take pictures, videos or make audio recordings of our staff unless they say it is okay. You may not take photos or videos of other patients and visitors. This includes general shots of wards, waiting rooms, corridors, cafe areas etc where other people are. 

Think before you uploadDo not post...


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Sunday/public holidays: CLOSED

The Library provides information resources and services to all Waikato District Health Board employees, to support excellence in patient care, education and research.

It also provides a range of services and resources, free of charge, to health professionals working in the Waikato District Health Board region.

Read the latest edition of News@theLibrary for up-dates on new books, journals, e-resources and tips...

Waikato Hospital Arts Committee

... collection from numerous artists in each of its hospitals through donation or purchase.

Well selected and appropriately placed artwork has a positive impact on wellness and wellbeing. Decorating hospitals with specific types of artwork can speed up a patient's healing process, shorten hospital stays and help manage pain.

The Arts Committee was established to monitor the acquisition of art, by making sure every piece donated adds value to the current collection.

If you are passionate abo...

Women's Health

... gynaecologist. Two of the Women’s Health physiotherapists have undertaken training to be able to offer this service which is fully supported by the Waikato gynae team. The Women’s Health physio team are also completing a study to look at the effectiveness and patient satisfaction of the implementation of this new service.

'Having the conversation’: Health care practitioners’ experiences of discussing pelvic floor problems with patients.Aim: The focus of this study was to explore the curre...