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Kaitakawaenga for mental health services

... whaiora and their whānau through their journey of care at Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre.
To identify and address ways to improve service delivery to Māori.
Millie Berryman
Team Leader

Phone 021 341 209

For Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre (acute adult wards and Puawai) and CAHT (Crisis and Home Treatment Team)

Tapi Rippey
George Smiler
Te Aroha Ngapo
Zane Hohua
Awarua Karena
Ihaka Stanley
Lionel Wairau

Physiotherapy

... Development Centre

LocationWaikato DHB’s physiotherapists work in community and hospital settings across the district. They work closely with doctors, nurses and other health professionals.

Waikato Hospital
Pembroke Street Hamilton

Services provided on all wards
Gym, hydro pool and service base Level B1, Waiora Waikato Centre

Older Persons and Rehabilitation Building
Gate 3 Pembroke Street Hamilton

Services provided on all wards
Rehabilitation clinic and other outpatient services

Physioth...

Support for Māori

... Māori patients and their whānau.

KaitiakiOur Kaitiaki team offers cultural support for Māori and their whānau in hospital.

The service is available at Waikato, Thames, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui hospitals, and Older Persons and Rehabilitation wards.

Phone 
021 806 171 or ask at the ward reception.

Service hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm.

KaitakawaengaFor Māori patients and whānau in mental health and addictions services, cultural support is also available from our Kaitakawaenga t...

Can I take photos?

... 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 photos or information about your friend or loved one’s condition on social media unless they are happy for it to be seen by many people, inc...

Cardiology

CardiologyCardiology is the medical specialty that diagnoses and treats disorders and diseases of the heart including congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart valve problems and heart failure.

Cardiology is a large multidisciplinary unit which provides both secondary and tertiary outpatient and inpatient services for the Waikato and the wider the Midland region.

The department includes 12 cardiologists, plus registrars and house officers, cardiac technicians, MRTs and echosonog...

BUPA Fellow and Research Associate update

... multidisciplinary team at Waikato Hospital.
This research will look at the role of the physiotherapist and therapy assistants but distinguish the current culture and responsibility of initiating and maintaining mobility for patients admitted to the acute medical wards.

Clinician knowledge in amputee rehabilitation at Waikato District Health Board.
This research examines physiotherapists and occupational therapists knowledge of both upper and lower amputation post prosthesis amputee rehabilita...

Critical Care

... 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 can be safely provided in the wards are cared for.
Critical Care is located in a state-of-the-art facility in the Waikato Hospital’s Meade Clinical Centre. The new area is near the Emergency Department, operating theatres and main hospital circulation routes.
It provides a he...

No smoking or vaping

... vape anywhere inside our buildings or on our grounds.

It is routine for our staff to ask all patients if they smoke and to offer you options to help you be smokefree during your stay. If you let us know, we can provide clean nicotine products on the wards (e.g. 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...

Waikids

... issues
caring for children with health issues and their families
keeping children healthy.
If you use our services, you may see the Waikids brand used in our programmes, our forms or publications, and even in the names of our paediatric (child health) wards and clinics. 

It is there because we care about the health of pēpi, tamariki and rangatahi - babies, children and youth, and want to work with them and their families for better health.