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Rheumatic Rever resources

Sore throat rapid response services in the Waikato - Waikato District Health Board is working with communities to provide free sore throat rapid response services to eligible children and their households across the Waikato, to identify and treat Group A Streptococcal (GAS) throat infections and prevent rheumatic fever and heart damage. 

Volume reporting template (revised February 2018)
Link to information for public, including Google map of swabbing services in the Waikato
Rheumatic Fever Reso…

Getting to know your baby

“Look at you – Aroha Atu, Aroha Mai” video has information for you and your whānau to understand your baby’s social and emotional needs in the first three months of life.

The video has been developed by Counties Manukau District Health Board and is available in English, Māori, Samoan, Tongan, Cook Island Māori and Niuean. Open the link of your choice below to view the video:

Look at you (English Version)
Aroha Atu Aroha Mai Reo (Maori version)
Pepe Vaai ia te oe e ese lou Samoa (Samoa version)…

How is HWNZ funding prioritised?

… developed.

The following groups will receive priority

Completion of a qualification – includes RN2s *
Required for role – senior nurse position
Identified service workforce development need.
This prioritising demonstrates support by the District Health Board to those in nursing leadership, specialist  and management positions. These applications receive high priority consideration for HWD funding.

* nurses who have completed the new graduate programme and are then doing their second year of…

Women's Health

Women's HealthWomen's Health provides maternity, obstetric and gynaecology services to the women in the Waikato District Health Board area and is the tertiary service provider for the Midland Region. We recognise the importance of working in close partnership with all health professionals locally and regionally with the aim of improving the joint care we deliver to patients.

It is part of the Women's and Children's Health service based at Waikato Hospital.

Key PersonnelMich…

Overseas applicants

… can take several months to process; therefore a majority of our new overseas recruits apply for work visas/permits. In some cases, you are unable to gain a work permit/visa without securing a job offer and subsequently registration with a professional board in New Zealand. The Recruitment Service will advise you accordingly once you have submitted your application for employment and will provide any required supporting documentation should you be made an offer of employment.

To support your ap…


From the day a Waikato baby is born until they become an adult, they are a Waikid.

Waikids is the brand that integrates all child and youth health services provided by Waikato District Health Board, whether they are provided in hospital, clinics, in the community or in people’s homes.

A more integrated approach is helpful to families using our services. It helps avoid duplication and coordinates the care of a child and family.

All Waikato DHB's Waikids services are committed to


In a public emergency

… their part by being well informed and well prepared for public emergencies. It can - and does - happen here.

A public emergency could include things like an earthquake, tsunami, major flooding, a big fire or chemical spill.

Waikato District Health Board is part of a national and regional network of organisations who work together to make sure plans are in place for a coordinated response to emergencies. This includes Ministry of Health, Civil Defence, NZ Police, Fire and Emergency, St John an…

Aged residential care and community care

… for gerontology nurses, registered and enrolled nurses practicing in the aged residential care (ARRC) and aged community care sector.

It promotes information sharing, collaboration and support across the aged care sector in the Waikato District Health Board region.
It covers resources, education, quality and news/events.
It is managed by Julie Daltrey, Waikato DHB nurse practitioner (Older adult), and Kate Yeo, associate director of Nursing: Virtual Health and Older Persons at Waikato DHB.