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Here is the link to NZ Respiratory Guidelines page for information about COPD
And here is the link to the full COPD guidelines in PDF format: https://www.nzrespiratoryguidelines.co.nz/uploads/8/3/0/1/83014052/nz_copd_guidelines_web.pdf
And the Quick Reference Guide article published in NZ Medical Journal:
PDF of Quick Reference Guide
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Waikato DHB won't go it alone and start bowel screening screening earlier in Māori - NZ Doctor Article
Waikato Hospital is currently experiencing significant high demand across all areas of the campus. This demand is a result of factors including the change to Alert Level Two and Waikato District Health Board staff working off-site at our COVID-19 community-based assessment centres, as well as an overall increased acute patient demand on our hospital services, including the emergency department. We are also in the process of rolling out the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Waikato Hospital is one of many others across the country also experiencing the same heightened need. We ask that the community be patient with us while we treat the urgent presentations both within the hospital and the emergency department. There may be some delays and/or wait times for non-urgent issues. This has also meant that unfortunately, some non-urgent elective surgery may need to be rescheduled.
There are also some things which you can do to help us so we can continue to provide great and timely care to our patients and whānau:
Urgent Care Centres in Hamilton:
Te Rapa, Corner Horsham Downs Road and Thomas Road
Rototuna Shopping Centre, Hamilton
Anglesea Accident and Urgent Medical
Corner Thackeray, Anglesea Street, Hamilton
750 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Welcome to the first newsletter of 2021. We are all hitting the ground running, and adapting to new ways of working in a year that will still be dominated by the pandemic. Many events in 2021 are planning on being virtual, but here in NZ we are lucky enough to be able to attend some events in person. The upcoming HiNZ events – the Digital Health Leadership Summits – will be a wonderful opportunity to see familiar faces and talk digital health. There are many other events during the year that we hope to see you at as well – detailed here in this newsletter. This newsletter is a bumper issue, so I will let you get on with reading it.
Click here to read the March 2021 Newsletter
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