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How to access your video appointment using a browser on a desktop/laptop

... on 'Join Video Appointment' link (if you have not received the appointment invite in your email, remember to also check in your Junk/Spam folder)
Enter your date of birth and tick the 'I'm not a robot' box then click the 'Start appointment'
This will launch a new browser window, click 'Continue on this browser'
You will then be prompted to make sure your video and audio is turned on, then click the 'Join now'
From here, you will enter the l...

How to access your video appointment using the Microsoft Teams app on a mobile device

... on 'Join Video Appointment' link (if you have not received the appointment invite in your email, remember to also check in your Junk/Spam folder
Enter your date of birth and tick the 'I'm not a robot' box then click the 'Start appointment'
If you are not logged into Teams using your own credentials, click on 'Join as a guest' button, when you are prompted enter your name and click on 'Join Meeting' button
Microsoft Teams may prompt for perm...

Older Persons, Rehabilitation and Allied Health

... Disability Support Link (DSL)
Needs assessment and coordination (NASC) service for people with disabilities of any age

0 - 65 Disability Support Services (DSS)
Health of Older People (HOP) 65+

Supported Transfer and Accelerated Rehabilitation Team (START)
Intensive in-home rehabilitation to those discharged from hospital, focusing on achieving personal, meaningful goals identified by the patient and their family
Allied Health
Older Persons, Rehabilitation and Allied Health directorate is th...

Induction of labour (IOL) at Waikato Hospital

An induction of labour (IOL) is a process to start labour artificially, rather than waiting for it to start naturally on its own.

Induction may be recommended for:

women who are overdue (more than 41 weeks)
growth issues with your baby
diabetes in pregnancy
other conditions that may affect you or your baby’s health.
Generally, induction is planned in advance during an appointment at the antenatal clinic. A date and time will be discussed for you to come in to Waikato Hospital. We also recomme...

Kidney donation

... transplant in the Midland region identify as Māori.

Live donation is however less common. This is not simply because fewer people come forward; it is because many potential donors have health issues of their own.

We need all hapu, iwi, and whānau to start the kōrero and consider if you have two healthy kidneys, could you GIVE ONE and GIFT LIFE with a live kidney donation?

If you are interested in donating a kidney a renal physician will explain the procedure and the risks of the surgery to y...

No smoking or vaping

... patches, lozenges or gum). 

We can also refer you to quit smoking organisations. 

Did you know that smoking can slow down your healing? Being in hospital with access to recommended clean nicotine products and smokefree support may be a good time to start quitting altogether.

Click here if you want to go smokefree Once And For All

Vaping is not permittedWhile vaping can help smokers to stop smoking and carries less risk than smoking cigarettes, it is not risk free.

The exact nature of the l...

Treating obstructive sleep apnoea with CPAP

... device. Modern masks are made from silicone, modern plastics and fabrics designed to be lightweight, durable and comfortable to wear. Getting used to your CPAP can take time, and our Sleep Clinic service offers ongoing care to all CPAP users - when you start using CPAP and also on a longterm basis.

Many people using CPAP experience significant relief of symptoms and increased quality of life, and can do so without the use of medications or invasive medical procedures.

However CPAP will only t...

Treating obstructive sleep apnoea and CPAP

... Modern masks are made from silicone, modern plastics and fabrics and are designed to be lightweight, durable and comfortable to wear.

Getting used to your CPAP can take time, and our Sleep Clinic service offers ongoing care to all CPAP users - when you start using CPAP and also on a longterm basis.

Many people using CPAP experience significant relief of symptoms and increase in quality of life, and enjoy the fact they are being treated without the use of medications or invasive medical proced...

Getting a good sleep - tips for a healthy sleep routine

... Exercise is great, but earlier in the day or evening, not within 4 hours of bedtime.
Drink fluid to keep hydrated, but not too much just before bedtime if it means you will wake up for the bathroom repeatedly.
Don't take your worries to bed, or start worrying about something if you wake up. Write your worries down and put them somewhere safe to look at when you are wide awake. Do something purposeful but boring for a while before you return to bed. 
Treat yourself to relaxing things before...

Women with experience of mental illness

... how and where the best care for you would happen.
Once you are pregnant, it is important to find a midwife as early as possible in your pregnancy who you are relaxed and comfortable with, so you can discuss your mental health with her right from the start.
Your midwife will work with your mental health team to provide the best care for you.
Waikato DHB has a specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team. Involving this team in your care may be helpful, either with hands on support and follow up, or i...