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Emergency response plans

At times Waikato District Health Board staff have to manage emergency situations or crises. These can include:

acute clinical episodes, such as a cardiac arrest
environmental hazards, such as a hazardous substance spill
breaches of security
bomb threats
utility failure
industrial action
an unexpected influx of acutely ill patients (such as a multi-casualty incident or public health emergency).
Depending on the event, this type of incident can have a major impact on one part of the hospital…

Suicide prevention

Feeling overwhelmed due to COVID-19.

Struggling to reconnect.

Having a low mood that you can’t seem to shake off.

Having little or no interest in doing things that you used to enjoy.

Being grumpy and irritable.

Lack of energy and feeling tired most of the time.

Changes in sleep and eating patterns.

Problems with concentrating and staying focused.

Low self-esteem and loss of libido. 

Feeling empty, lonely and isolated.

Increased use of alcohol or other forms of self- medicating.


Te Puna Oranga

… tikanga.The role will also strengthen our engagement with Iwi/Māori and the Kīngitanga.

Programmes and research delivered by the Maori Health, Equity and Health Improvement directorate include:

• Kaitiaki cultural support• Kaitakawaenga cultural support for mental health services• Whare Ora Health Homes Programme• Hapū Wānanga: Kaupapa Māori pregnancy education• Harti Hauora research study• Puna Waiora• Te Roopu Rautaki 

Public Health -…

Pregnancy and maternity

… Preparing for labour and birth
Labour and birth options in the Waikato, including where to birth, pain relief choices and information about going into labour.

After your baby has arrived
Information about postnatal care, feeding your baby, contraception, mental health and a range of services available to you and your baby.

Wahine Hapū and Pēpē
Kaupapa Māori information and services to support you during your pregnancy, birth and after your pēpē is born.

Hauraki District


Coromandel CabsTaha Whānau
A transport provider in Coromandel Town and surrounding areas.
Operating Level 3 and below
Phone: 021 230 5995

CAPS Hauraki
Taha Whānau
Family violence / sexual harm / associated mental health distress - counselling.
Phone: Rachel 07 868 8644

Colville JunctionReaching out to vulnerable people in Northern Coromandel.
Phone: 07 866 6920 Facebook page

Coromandel Independent Living…

Showcasing our medical scientists

… Waikato Medical Science Award, and two of our medical staff were also finalists.

Associate Professor Bridgette Masters-Awatere draws on mātauranga Māori knowledge to inform medical best practices.

Associate Professor Masters-Awatere has been instrumental in embedding Kaupapa Māori approaches and principles into medical and health-related research, creating meaningful health impacts for Māori at individual, community, service-provision and policy levels. Her focus is consistently reflected in…