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Why did the service end?

… didn’t engage our clinicians effectively in how best to use the product in their area, and there were technical teething troubles early on. Not enough people signed up to the service and used it. Our contract with HealthTap came to an end in May and the Board felt the $7.2m cost to renew for another year, could not be justified.

Media enquiries

We as the Waikato District Health Board media and communications team try to respond to all media requests between the hours of 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. On weekends and public holidays we have limited out-of-hours cover for emergencies however in most cases we will post updates on our digital platforms: or our Facebook and Twitter pages. 

On duty communications consultant 021 671 239 and/or

Preceptor Education for Midwives and Nurses

… and giving feedback.  NZNC competencies or for midwives, Wintec midwifery team, students and midwifery standards.

Presented by: 
Janine Ellison, Nurse Educator & guest speakers


Dates & Locations:

Tuesday 29 March – Hocking Board Room
Monday 13 June – Library MR1
Tuesday 15 November – Hockin Committee Room

No cost

Professional registration

To enable you to practice as a health professional in New Zealand you will require registration with the relevant associated professional board or council. You will also require a current New Zealand practising certificate.

The role of the professional board is to assess your qualifications against the New Zealand standards and identify any restrictions or additional requirements for your scope of practice. In some cases you may be required to complete additional training to obtain registration…

Waikato Health Memorabilia Trust

… Purpose of the trust

To undertake, publicise and promote the collection, identification, preservation and display of documents, photographs and objects of historical interest related to the provision of health services in the Waikato District Health Board area.
To maintain and develop the collection and to have it available for display and for research and education purposes for the benefit of those people primarily in the Waikato District Health Board area (but also elsewhere in New Zealand)…

Institute of Healthy Ageing

The Institute of Healthy Ageing is a collaborative venture between Waikato District Health Board, the University of Auckland and the University of Waikato, and was launched in 2013. Its purpose is to facilitate the sharing of research and clinical expertise, and the development of research initiatives in the field of ageing, older people's health and rehabilitation. 

PatronSir Peter Gluckman

LocationInstitute of Healthy Ageing
Older Persons and Rehabilitation Building
Waiora Waikato Hos…

Return to nursing

Do you want to return to nursing but your annual practising certificate has lapsed?There are lots of exciting nursing jobs across our Waikato District Health Board to keep up with Waikato’s growing population. If you’re nurse, but your annual certificate has lapsed and you’re interested in returning to nursing with us you can find out more about WINTEC’s Certificate in Nursing (Competency Assessment Programme).

Or complete the online form here.