Primary healthcare news, information & resources

Waikato Tag


All primary health organisations and their practices must comply with the PHO Enrolment Requirements when enrolling patients.  Resources are attached.

Hamilton Children's Team

From 1 September 2015, health professionals in Hamilton city will be able to contact the Vulnerable Children's Hub about children you have concerns about. 

B4 School Check Resources

Refer to resources for the B4 School Check, a nationwide programme offering a free health and development check for four year olds. 

Cellulitis Pathways

Refer to the following Cellulitis Pathway attachments including resources, FAQs and information designed for Waikato GPs and nurses.

DVT Pathways - Waikato

The resources attached support the Waikato GP DVT pathway. The pathway is available for all practices in the Waikato DHB area.

Visual aide for eczema creams

Waikato District Health Board's dermatology department has created a useful resource showing common steroidal creams used in the management of eczema.

CT Urogram Pathway

GPs can now refer Waikato patients directly to the Health Waikato Radiology Department for a CT Urogram. A pathway is attached.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator guidelines

These Waikato DHB guidelines will help GPs to deactivate a Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD). 

Termination of pregnancy service in Waikato

A new service offering women the choice of a medical termination of pregnancy started at Waikato Hospital on 5 May 2014. 

Primary Mental Health Referral

Waikato GPs can make an eReferral directly to the Primary Mental Health Service for those patients with mild to moderate mental health issues. 

Waikato Allergy Clinic at Victoria Clinic

Click here to learn about the Waikato Allergy Clinic at Victoria Central and how to contact the service.  

Vitamin D Prescribing

The resources contained in this article support Vitamin D prescribing to residents of aged residential care in the Waikato DHB region.

'Become your own food expert' workshop a success

The 'Become your own food expert' workshop, run by Waikato community dietitians, was a great success. 

Contraception grant for beneficiaries

A special needs grant is being introduced to help women on benefits obtain or remove long-acting reversible contraception. 

eReferral Newsletter DELETE

An electronic copy of the December eReferral newsletter is available here along with the eReferral resource for patients with a high suspicion of cancer. 

Māori health workforce pilot programme launches

The first primary Māori health workforce care assistant pilot programme, run by Pinnacle Midlands Health Network, Waikato DHB Māori health unit Te Puna Oranga and Wintec, commenced this month at Wintec in Hamilton. 

Criminal threat to infant formula

Ministry of Health advice for health professionals on the criminal threat to infant formula.

The end of a 50 year nursing career

Hamilton East Medical Centre nurse Carolyn Irving hung up her nursing uniform in January 2016, 50 years after first putting it on.  

Trial of assessing chest pain underway in rural Waikato

Pinnacle Midlands Health Network (Pinnacle MHN), plans to use a $15,000 grant from the Heart Foundation to help fund the trial of a new method for assessing chest pain, among people in rural Waikato.

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