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Bleeding in early pregnancy and the Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic (EPAC)

… specialist service for women experiencing pain and bleeding in early pregnancy, when the pregnancy is of an unknown location.

Women with gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD), also known as molar pregnancy, and women with a confirmed miscarriage are also patients at the clinic.

The EPAC service includes early pregnancy ultrasound, diagnostic tests, counselling and management planning. This service is an outpatient clinic and is open Monday to Friday.

The cause of bleedingThe cause of the…

Help our Waikids in hospital

… hospital – we call them our Waikids.

New Zealanders, especially our children, are fortunate to benefit from a free to low cost public health system. But there’s not a limitless pot of funding for some of the items needed to provide care.

We have over 900 patients in Waikato Hospital on any given day. If you are in hospital that means you are really unwell or seriously injured. Some of the whānau who need care sadly don’t have much at all.

Around 25% of Waikato’s people live in deprivation. T…


… Thames Hospital, Tokoroa Hospital, Te Kuiti Hospital and Taumarunui Hospital and provide hospital and outpatient services. Continuing Care facilities at Morrinsville (Rhoda Read) and Te Awamutu (Matariki) also provide inpatient physiotherapy care to patients.

Physiotherapy services work from community bases in Raglan, Ngaruawahia, Morrinsville, Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Putaruru, and Hamilton, as part of community health teams.

Social Work

Social WorkHealth social workers are professionally qualified social workers who assist patients and their whānau/families to manage the emotional and social impacts of illness and/or disability.

They assist the patient and family to develop strategies to manage any changes that have happened as a result of ill health or disability.

Health social workers

offer supportive counselling around health issues and the impacts those issues have on both the individual and the whānau/family
provide hel…

Preparing for hospital

… the hospital, what support you might need, and who needs to know.

If you smoke, consider giving it up before your hospital stay as this will help your recovery. All our facilities and campuses are smokefree, but we offer nicotine therapy support for patients.
If you have any questions, contact us using the phone number provided in your booking letter.
If you misplace your letter, use the main hospital number.
Make your surgery or treatment a priority. If for any reason you are not able to com…

Philomena Margaret McCormack

… together as a team. I am a valued team member of the Cardiology, Critical Care, Cath Lab, and Cardiothoracic and Vascular cluster. Having made some great relationships and connections enables us all to strive for the same outcome which is to provide our patients with excellent nursing care in a safe holistic environment.

My partner and I have just about completed our new home in Ohaupo on a lifestyle block where we have been fully involved in the building process, from designing our own home a…

Orthotic Services

… provider of orthotic services to the DHB and is a collaborative entity formed between the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service and Orthotic House to provide modern comprehensives services.

The Waikato DHB will be transitioning orthotic service users (patients) to the new provider commencing in mid-September 2018 as part of its Orthotics Transition project.

Orthotic Service Waikato offers an on-line referral process for delegated prescribers.

Murals, displays, plaques

… other apparatus, and some books used as registers.

Sanatorium display

Located: Level 2, Meade Clinical Centre at Waikato Hospital. In the waiting area of Reception G.

Photos of the historic Te Waikato Sanatorium which provided care for tuberculosis patients and convalescent servicemen between 1903 and 1922.

Pacemakers display

Located: Level 2, Meade Clinical Centre at Waikato Hospital.

A display case showing the development of pacemakers.


Key people in the history of health serv…

Advance Care Planning for Waikato health professionals

… - a simplified version of the national ACP booklet
ACP process – local guidance on completing an ACP with consumers
These documents have been developed by Waikato DHB and the Midland Regional ACP Facilitators Group to assist health professionals and patients when considering and answering the main questions of ACP.

HQSC website page for health care professionals and staff on Advance Care Planning contains links to or information on:

e-learning modules (Waikato DHB staff should access the modu…

Spiritual support and hospital chaplains

… Father Danny Fraser
Sister Marie Finn
Quiet roomA quiet room is available for reflection or prayer by all people regardless of faith.

Menzies Building, Level B1 (opposite the lifts), Waikato Hospital

Chapel and servicesThe Chapel is open to all patients and visitors.

Chapel service is on every Sunday at 10am during Level 1.

Let staff know early on Sunday if help is needed to get a patient to the Chapel for a service. Visitors are welcome.

Meade Clinical Centre, Level 1, M…