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Paediatric Surgery

… offer cystoscopic, endoscopic, colonoscopic, laparoscopic and thoracoscopic services.

As part of the Women's and Children’s directorate we work closely with the paediatric medical and allied services teams to provide a high standard of care for our patients. We are also part of the Waikato DHB's Waikids brand for services focussed on children and young people.  We employ 1 Fellow and 3 Registrars in Paediatric Surgery, we are accredited to provide training for 1 Royal Australasian Co…


… the day. Getting into groups so as to find out about each other’s cultures, background. Putting puzzle words under the right heading made you think.

Though there are different HCAs in different fields, the course was an all-rounder in teaching from patients’ rights, cultures, hygiene for ourselves and patients, giving the best cares, knowing our boundaries. The dementia was an eye opener  = A MUST FOR ALL. The videos were great. 

It’s good to be recognised and having a Level 3 Certificate. Fe…

How are we tracking?

… helps us improve our services. We use feedback forms, formal complaints, and surveys to listen to our service users, their families and carers.

Learning from adverse events

Waikato DHB Learning from adverse events: latest report.
Patient Flow

When patients are referred to our hospitals for specialist services, the time it takes patients to get their first specialist assessment with the hospital consultant is measured by the Ministry of Health. How we are tracking compared to other DHBs is pu…

CALD Waikato workshops

… Flyer with details and booking information
Open to all health professionals
Thursday: 10 June 2021 (RSVP by 27 May) 

0830-1230 CALD 1+4 Cultural Competency and Working with Interpreters
1300-1700 CALD Module 9 Working in Mental Health Context with CALD Patients
VENUE:  Bryant Education Centre LG8 
Flyer with details and booking information
Specifically for Mental Health staff
Wednesday: 6 October 2021 (RSVP by 23 September)

0830-1230 CALD 1+4 Cultural Competency and Working with Interpreters…

Prior to treatment

… Radiation Oncologist or Radiation Registrar to discuss treatment options, the benefits, potential risks of radiation therapy, and to answer any questions you may have. This appointment will be on Level B1 of the Lomas building. Check in at reception. Patients who reside within the Tairāwhiti DHB will be seen in Gisborne.

If you decide to have radiation therapy, a simulation appointment will be scheduled. You will be contacted with a date and time. This appointment may be scheduled directly aft…

Speech Language Therapy

… rehabilitation services that are tailored to individual needs
advice on the use of compensatory strategies, including the use of alternative and assistive technology (e.g., communication boards, electronic voice output devices, voice amplifiers).
education to patients, family members and care staff working with the person with communication and/ or swallowing difficulties
We provide a service to adults with communication or swallowing difficulties due to conditions such as:


Interventional radiology (including Angio and Neuro)

… FD20 with a Maquet surgical/angio table in the Hybrid Theatre, where the EVARs and trauma cases are performed.
One Philips Allura FD20/10 Bi-Plane situated in Cardiology – used by IR one day a week for Neuro work, and whenever required for acute cases.
Patients  (figures per year 2017)

900Angio cases( including Neuro) ,
950 Ultrasound Interventions.

Neuro Angiograms/Interventions
Nephrostomies/Ureteric Stents
SVC stents/IVC Filters…

Kerry Gibbs

… doing outback nursing in Australia. Prior to this I was a registered nurse here.

I returned because Waikato is my home, it’s central to beaches and my parents live in Waihi.

Waikato Hospital is a real hub with lots of variety; you get all sorts of patients with all sorts of illnesses and injuries.

Outside of work, I love the music scene and cafes in Hamilton, I’m also a florist, so you’ll often find me making flower arrangements for weddings.”

Care to join Kerry?

If you want to find out mo…

Allied Health

We employ more than 770 Allied Health and scientific staff.

In New Zealand health professionals (other than nurses and doctors) who contribute to the assessment, care and treatment of patients or clients are known as Allied Health professionals. They work in many settings such as a patient or client’s home, schools or work places, community clinics or in hospital inpatient or outpatient environments.

Career path opportunities for allied health professionals include clinical specialist, clinica…

When you are referred

… 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 results of the investigations. Treatment may be offered.

Treatment(s)These may include (but are not limited to) continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), behavioural therapies, weight…