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We’ve had good feedback about the new Treasure our Whānau flu promotional campaign branding and would love to see photos of how people are using any of the campaign resources available at influenza.org.nz/resources, including posters, photo frames and digital resources such as dual language consent forms, banner templates, signature blocks etc.
We are offering three prize draws of $100 supermarket gift cards. To enter, send your photo(s) by 26 June 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org with Treasure our Whānau prize draw in the subject line. Some photos may be shared in future, but don’t be shy!
Feel free to also include written feedback about anything to do with the new Treasure our Whānau resources, branding, the fightflu.co.nz website or the facebook.com/FightFluNewZealand page. We’ve been limited this year with the Treasure our Whānau promotion due to COVID-19 vaccinating but will consider all your feedback when planning for 2022.
Waikato DHB restored a number of foundational services during the past week which bring significant benefits for patient care and improving efficiency.
Restored clinical services include diagnostics from our laboratory and radiology services, the ability to record and track patients as they move through our hospitals, and for clinicians to access their patients’ full medical information.
Click here to read the full update
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Please see comms message below. We would be very grateful if you could please cascade this message to your GP networks as soon as possible. As always we appreciate your ongoing support.
Waikato Hospital is over capacity with high presentations to the Emergency Department over the last 48 hours. This is placing strain on an already constrained environment as we continue to have ongoing IS limitations. We would really appreciate if you take into consideration the demands of the hospital when referring patients. Your ongoing support at this time is much appreciated.
Effective from 14th June, SARS-CoV-2 IgG serology testing will be available at Pathlab
Click here for the full Clinical Update - June 2021
Lead HealthPathways region, Te Manawa Taki (Midland), has updated two of their diabetes pathways and incorporated points addressing inequity into their guidance. Aligned pathway regions Auckland, Wellington, MidCentral and Whanganui are following suit, with all other regions planning their updates.
Inequity in diabetes can be an overwhelming issue to try to resolve, but the updated pathways provide clinicians with information and resources that tackle manageable aspects of inequity. We have recently published an article by Lisa Dick outlining these changes and what they mean for clinicians. A copy of this article is attached.
Feel free to publish this article and/or our press release in your internal communications, or link to the following social posts or online article.
Click here to read the Health Pathways update Article
Click here to red the He Ako Hiringa media release
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This edition brings you the following news:
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Samples for mycobacterial culture should be restricted to urgent requests only until further notice
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To Our Valued Local Referrers,
We are very excited to announce that Pacific Radiology Waikato is getting a brand new CT machine!
Our new Siemens SOMATOM Drive CT will be up and operational from mid to end of July 2021 at our Von Tempsky Street clinic in Hamilton East.
With this new CT machine we will now be able to offer you and your patients:
While our new CT machine is being installed Pacific Radiology Waikato will not be able to offer any CT scanning from 11 June 2021 until mid to end of July 2021.
We are doing all we can to reduce the amount of time our CT service is down, but we will do all we can to get through our CT waitlist after the closure period. Please feel free to keep contacting us and our radiologists about your patients during the closure.
This new CT machine will be well worth the wait and when it is up and operational we will be able to see your patients quickly and provide a much more efficient service.
We look forward to serving you and your patients on our NEW Siemens SOMATOM Drive CT.
Find more information about Pacific Radiology Waikato and all of the services we have to offer on our website pacificradiology.com
If there is anything we can do for you please don't hesitate to call us on 07 834 3530.
The Team at Pacific Radiology Waikato
UPDATE 29 May – 1.30pm
Waikato DHB staff continue to keep services running, caring for our patients and keeping them safe, as work continues to restore IT systems throughout the weekend.
Emergency Departments can be busier than usual during weekends. We are reminding people to keep Emergency Departments across all Waikato DHB hospitals (Hamilton, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti, Taumarunui and Thames) for emergencies only.
If you need immediate or urgent help, please call 111. If it is not an emergency, please phone Healthline on 0800 611 116, visit your GP or local urgent care centre.
Our IT team are working on the installation of staff devices and we aim to have our radio therapy service operating next week. This will not be at full capacity immediately and we will continue to work with services in Tauranga and Wellington.
We continue to work alongside specialist legal privacy experts and the Privacy Commissioner to ensure we meet all our obligations to notify patients and staff whose data may have been affected.
A dedicated helpline is available 24/7 on 0800 561 234 for questions or concerns. Six calls were received yesterday. These were all privacy related.
IDCare can be contacted on 0800 121 068 for free support on how to protect personal information.
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