Te Mana Hauora O Te Tairawhiti
29 May 2017Last Thursday was Budget day for the government. The Minister of Finance announced significant funding increases for DHBs and other parts of the health sector. Catching up funding for DHBs to counter the already experienced growth in costs is included.
27 May 2017Winner Lifetime Services to Nursing Award
23 May 2017Nominee New Graduate Award
22 May 2017
22 May 2017Parents and caregivers are encouraged to check their teen’s immunisation records to make sure have received their recommended immunisations.
22 May 2017This article appeared in Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand vol 23 no 4 May 2017 Written by Co-editor Teresa O'Connor
10 May 2017This team of four midwives has recently moved to a shared care Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) practice. This ensures that their clients receive the best care while also protecting themselves from exhaustion and burnout. Many of their clients are Maori.
10 May 2017The achievements and dedication of Nurses and Midwives were celebrated last Saturday at the Nurses and Midwives of Tairāwhiti (NAMOT) annual awards.
3 April 2017People should get their flu vaccination now before the flu season is in full force. Vaccines are now available from family doctors and three Gisborne pharmacies.
31 March 2017
27 March 2017Gas explosion dismemberment and a stab to the chest feature among scenarios that are part of a hi-tech patient-simulator that will be used as a real-life training tool at Gisborne hospital.
27 March 2017With the highest obesity and Type 2 Diabetes rates in the country, Gisborne has been subject of successful new dietary study.
22 March 2017A child who was admitted to Gisborne Hospital last week with meningococcal septicaemia has now been discharged.
13 March 2017Despite a life-long interest in health, Hauora Tairāwhiti’s Wanita Tuwairua-Brown ended up working in the sector by chance.
12 March 2017Those working towards a Smokefree Tairāwhiti in 2025 got a boost recently when they learned that the Wainui Store had decided not to sell any tobacco products.
9 March 2017
1 March 2017Jasmine Dunlop is a young woman with a progressive neurological disease. The disease is robbing her of her ability to speak. As mum to baby Kyson, Jasmine wants her husband and her son to hear her say things like “I love you” in her own voice as the disease progresses.
27 February 2017Auditors from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons were at Gisborne Hospital recently to verify our trauma service. Gisborne Hospital is part of the Midlands Region Trauma Service. The five Midland DHBs are all having their trauma service audited to help analyse systems of care.
7 February 2017Hauora Tairāwhiti (Tairāwhiti District Health Board) funds and provides health and disability services for the Tairāwhiti district and is in the process of finalising the triennial membership onto its Board advisory committees.
31 January 2017Whānau facing social obstacles need all the help they can get to give their children a healthy start in life. For people working with these whānau they often need to use a ‘whatever it takes’ approach’ to providing support.
16 January 2017
11 January 2017Hauora Tairāwhiti has preparations well underway for the proposed strike by Junior Doctors from 7am Tuesday, 17 January 2017 until 8am Friday, 20 January 2017.
25 December 2016Twenty seven people were taken to Gisborne Hospital after a bus crash on State Highway 2, 30km from Gisborne late on Christmas Eve.
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17 November 2016Little babies born in Gisborne are very lucky to have the support of a talented group of quilters and knitters.
16 November 2016Pippa Holden was born eight weeks early and unable to breathe for herself. Now she is a thriving five-year old who has not looked back from her scary and early arrival.
11 November 2016Monday 14 November is World Diabetes Day. It promotes the importance of diabetic screening to ensure early diagnosis and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications. World Diabetes Day is part of Diabetes Action Month; an event which aims to highlight the impact of diabetes on everyday New Zealanders...
7 November 2016Hauora Tairawhiti are hosting a workshop to look at ways of supporting a healthy lifestyle in our children (healthy kai, physical activity and a healthy weight).
3 November 2016A recent initiative by Hauora Tairāwhiti to reduce secondary strokes has been called “a gold plated stroke service for Tairāwhiti patients,” by the Midlands Stroke Network.
12 October 2016Hauora Tairāwhiti is rescheduling most non-urgent services provided at Gisborne Hospital from Monday 17 October to cope with strike action by the Resident doctors, said Jim Green, Chief Executive Hauora Tairāwhiti.
3 October 2016In October 2015 Waka Rewards were launched to recognise staff displaying behaviours based on Hauora Tairawhiti's new WAKA values. Staff are nominated by a fellow staff member or their manager. A Waka Rewards committee approves all rewards - by email.
1 October 2016Good clinical decisions need accurate, available and accessible patient information. Hauora Tairāwhiti is committed to improving clinical access to patient information.
22 September 2016We have done it again. A higher percentage of Hauora Tairāwhiti staff (83%) were immunised against the flu this year than at any other DHB in the country.
2 September 2016If you have diarrhoea please stay at home says Medical Officer of Health Dr Bruce Duncan. The reminder is issued after two cases of shigella, a bacteria that can cause severe diarrhoea have been found at a local early childhood centre.
16 August 2016An expo will be held for people with disabilities and their whānau on Friday 9 September.
4 August 2016Last week, Hauora Tairāwhiti teamed up with the Heart Foundation and Waikato Cardiologist Martin Stiles to raise awareness of atrial fibrillation. Gisborne Hospital staff and visitors were offered free pulse checks to assess their heart rhythm.
27 July 2016by Dr Heather Robertson
20 July 2016Diagnosing heart disease in Tairāwhiti has come a long way in the last couple of years. Previously if there was a suspicion that you might have heart disease, often you would be on the road to Waikato for diagnostic tests.
13 July 2016A very special gathering was held in the medical day ward last month. It was to acknowledge a retired staff member who has been spending a lot of time with us in the last three and a half years pat.
12 July 2016
5 July 2016In February this year, Cyclone Winston officially became the worst tropical storm recorded in the south pacific. The category 5 storm wreaked havoc across a number of Pacific Islands, especially Fiji, where tens of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes, and many were left without water and electricity.
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1 July 2016Ward 5 staff were thinking about how they could better organise patient files and make them easier to find. They also wanted to tidy up their nurse’s station. A cubicle in the handover room ,with cubby holes designated to each bed number, was proposed.
30 June 2016A review of hospitals by the New Zealand Resident Doctor’s Association (NZRDA) put Hauora Tairāwhiti’s Gisborne Hospital on top for Resident Medical Officer (RMO or junior doctor) experience.
29 June 2016
16 June 2016Hauora Tairāwhiti has put its hand up to ensure a great community event can go ahead and be drug, alcohol and smokefree.
15 June 2016
15 June 2016Most retailers on the East Coast are complying with the law regarding sales of tobacco to young people; however two retailers have sold to minors.
15 June 2016Hauora Tairawhiti are implementing the FIT approach programme. This is a combined approach of Releasing Time to Care and Care Capacity and Demand Management (CCDM).
8 June 2016For older people or those with limited mobility a fall can have a major impact on their lives. A clinic at Gisborne Hospital is working with people who are at risk of falling. The aim is to understand what might cause the falls and what can be done to avoid them.
8 June 2016As part of “working across the region” a team from Hauora Tairāwhiti’s Maternity & Neonatal Unit spent a day at Te Puia hospital. The aim of the day was to develop skills when dealing with obstetric and neonatal emergencies in a rural setting.
2 June 2016The Equally Well collaborative has scooped the top prize in the Physical Health and/or Primary Care category at the TheMHS Learning Network Awards in Auckland. TheMHS is the largest mental health and addiction services conference in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, and is held in New Zealand every eight years.
27 May 2016New funding for Hauora Tairawhiti in Budget 2016 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman.
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23 May 2016It was 1965 and Cynthia Colbert was just starting a new job with the Waiapu Hospital Board.
14 May 2016Kylie Morresey won the Innovation and Patient Safety Award at the NAMOT Achievement Awards evening in May. She was nominated by Heather Robertson and Beetham Healthcare nursing staff.
5 May 2016NAMOT (Nurses and Midwives of Tairawhiti) met on Saturday night (7 May 2016) to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of remarkable nurses and midwives.
5 May 2016
3 May 2016Offering flu vaccinations in two local pharmacies as well as at GP practices is being piloted this winter. Hauora Tairāwhiti is funding the pilot after the initiative was trialed successfully in the Waikato last year. The goal is to increase the number of people 65 years or over who receive...
2 May 2016Recent studies show that good teamwork and communication in operating theatres has a positive impact on performance and patient safety, and reduces perioperative harm. Which is why Hauora Tairāwhiti is participating in a national improvement programme focusing on teamwork and communication.
2 May 2016Pae Ora is the framework adopted by Hauora Tairawhiti for how we work as a DHB to improve health outcomes for Māori.
28 April 2016The spirit that is embodied in our country and comes out publicly on ANZAC day is one of caring for, and acting in, the best interest of others. Seeing the large crowd at the ANZAC day commemorations yesterday, the many family groups and the nursing contingent in the parade, brought...
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18 April 2016Hauora Tairāwhiti now has a high level plan that can be used to guide the development of Gisborne Hospital facilities in Ormond Road. Gisborne Hospital is now 30 years old, says Chief Executive Jim Green. “Before we spent any further money on facilities we needed to make sure the buildings...
11 April 2016Temporary changes to Hauora Tairāwhiti Physiotherapy Services have had to be made after the resignation of two physiotherapists in the last three months, on top of other vacancies. The service which provides physiotherapy to people in hospital, in the community and people referred from their GP is down to 50...
11 April 2016Health services in Gisborne have vastly improved in the past two years and many more people have received the treatment they need, says Hauora Tairāwhiti board chairman David Scott. “Reports from a number of sources detail small and large improvements in quality developed by Hauora Tairāwhiti and staff from other...
1 April 2016Higher than usual rates of diarrhoea and vomiting are being reported at the moment according to Hauora Tairāwhiti Medical Officer of Health Dr Margot McLean. In particular salmonella rates are high but there are also more cases of giardia than usual.
29 March 2016I know raising this topic will be controversial with some however I would like to talk about stopping use of the word 'patient' and instead using 'person'.
28 March 2016On Tuesday March 22, in the Hauora Tairāwhiti operating theatre, the eye team managed to get through seven cataract operations.
25 March 201610am Saturday 26 March
24 March 2016The number of children with rheumatic fever, New Zealand’s third world illness affecting mainly Māori and Pacific children, fell in 2015, suggesting the local Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme is having an impact.
24 March 2016Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says latest figures show a record number of Tairawhiti patients received a medical or surgical First Specialist Assessment (FSA) last year.
8 March 2016To make the best use of Hauora Tairāwhiti’s Ormond Road Campus and any new builds over the next 20-30 years a long-term plan for our facility in Ormond Road has been developed.
29 February 2016Understanding what is really important to a person at the end of their life is the key to Advance Care Planning (ACP). That was the message Helen Mason told the Hauora Tairāwhiti Board and staff members who attended her presentation in February.
27 February 2016Physicians Intesar Malik and Joanna Wojciechowska say coming to Gisborne was their destiny. They talk about why they travelled across the world to build a nest in a small city in New Zealand. (photo: Liam Clayton, Gisborne Herald)
23 February 2016Datix is Hauora Tairāwhiti’s new incident management system. Datix is used to record incidents and complaints. It allows us to capture information about patient and staff incidents, patient feedback (complaints, compliments and suggestions) and to be able to look into these in detail.
22 January 2016It appears that tobacco retailers in Gisborne are complying with the law regarding sales of tobacco to young people.
25 November 2015View a media statement issued by Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, Minister of Health.
23 October 2015A programme will be held in Gisborne and Te Puia Springs next week to teach people who are working with parents of infants. The Shaken Baby Prevention Programme gives a unique opportunity to provide effective, simple and consistent education about infant crying and the harm caused by shaking a baby.
12 October 2015Many of us know, or have worked with, a child that is just not getting that start in life that they deserve, says Hauora Tairawhiti Chief Executive Jim Green. "They may not have a stable home life, they may not get to school often and jail may be part of...
23 September 2015In light of the extensive flooding this week in the Tairāwhiti district and the clean-up activities that are currently underway, Hauora Tairāwhiti reminds people to take extra care with their hygiene
16 September 2015A plan to help prevent suicide in the Tairāwhiti region has been released.
10 September 2015The closure of overnight accommodation currently available at Waiora Waikato hospital campus, Hilda Ross House, has been delayed until 27 November 2015.
1 September 2015Tairāwhiti has one of the highest rates of Rheumatic Fever in the country. Addressing this has been a focus for Hauora Tairāwhiti.
25 August 2015A new direction for health services in Tairāwhiti was launched this month (September). Over 80 people from health related organisations throughout the district attended the event. They participated in workshop discussions centred on helping to turn around poor health outcomes for Tairāwhiti people.
21 August 2015The hot cross bun you ate last Easter may just be helping to make a difference for sick children in Planet Sunshine. Five cents from every pack of buns sold, plus hours of fundraising efforts from Countdown staff contributed to the National Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal.
7 August 2015There is still time to get immunised against influenza says Margot McLean, Tairawhiti District Health Medical Officer of Health. Recently released figures show that Tairāwhiti had the highest consultation rate (486.4 per 100,000 or 5 cases) for influenza-like illness last week.
25 June 2015People living in Gisborne and the East Coast who need to go to Waikato Hospital need not worry about accommodation says Tairawhiti District Health Chief Executive Jim Green.
17 April 2015When a young girl walked into the Te Karaka Preschool last July to pick up her brother and sister she had no idea what an effect that was going to have on her community. She had just returned from a holiday in Hamilton where there was a measles outbreak.
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17 April 2015Cathy Houlihan has seen first-hand the worst case scenario when people don’t get vaccinated.
26 March 2015Gisborne people are teaming up to stub out a habit that is still rife in the Gisborne community. Smokers are forming teams and pledging to quit smoking for three months, as part of a national competition, the WERO Challenge, which kicks off on 1 April, 2015.
12 March 2015A proposal as to what health care on the East Coast might look like in the future will be presented for feedback at a series of community hui next month.
10 March 2015A threat has been made to contaminate infant and other formula with the toxin 1080. The New Zealand Government is taking this threat seriously.
27 February 2015More people are getting access to elective surgery and more people are getting faster treatment for cancer as Tairāwhiti District Health (TDH) comes close to achieving national Health Targets.
27 February 2015A very busy winter, more cancer patients getting more treatment and extra hip and knee operations have contributed to a poor financial result for Tairāwhiti District Health seven months into the financial year.
26 February 2015Understanding the requirements of Restraint Minimisation & Safe Practice is critical for all Nurses and Midwives, the education booklet provides a broad outline and considers aspects of de-escalation, identifies what an enabler is and also considers the aspects of the law associated with restraint minimisation & safe practice.
1 January 2015Four people were seen by the Gisborne Hospital Emergency Department (ED) as a result of the riot at BW campground last night. Of the four, one 19 year old male was admitted to hospital and is in a stable condition.
24 December 2014A Gisborne general practice has struck gold on its network quality goals.
23 December 2014If it is not an emergency it won’t be treated like one at Gisborne Hospital’s Emergency Department. With thousands of extra people expected in the city for the Rhythm and Vines festival it is important that people needing non-urgent healthcare or advice, contact their GP in the first instance.
22 December 2014What would you do if you saw a drunk young person clearly being taken advantage of by someone?
12 December 2014Thirteen registered nurses celebrated graduating from the 2014 Nurse Entry to Practice (NEtP) Programme on 11 December. Ten months ago all were newly qualified but with little experience. The programme supports new nurses during their first year of employment helping them to integrate theoretical knowledge and clinical skills and is...
21 November 2014Media Release
13 November 2014Media Release
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31 October 2014Tairawhiti District Health (TDH) has made changes to its pharmacy and maternity processes following investigations into two serious adverse events in the 2013/14 year, two fewer than the year before.
12 September 2014From left; Sue Bull, Cancer Nurse Co-ordinator; Natasha Ashworth, Clinical Nurse Manager - Tui te Ora Long Term Conditions; Dr Richard Moore, Director Medical and Mental Health; East Coast MP Anne Tolley; TDH Board Chair David Scott; Tori-iti Schwass, Cancer Social Worker; Karen Hollamby, Registered Nurse and from the Cancer...
12 September 2014A new initiative that has the potential to make huge a difference to the health of people living in remote areas was demonstrated to East Coast MP Anne Tolley and Speaker of the House David Carter at Gisborne Hospital today (Friday 12 September).
9 September 2014If you spent time last month as a patient at Gisborne Hospital, you may have been asked to fill in a survey on your experiences.
8 September 2014Pat Middlemiss is one patient who is very grateful dialysis treatment is now available in Gisborne. After years of peritoneal dialysis and then home haemodialysis with the help of her husband Dave, things changed in November 2013.
27 August 2014Kia ora
12 August 2014All patients staying at the Cancer Society’s Lions Lodge in Hamilton, while having treatment, will now be able to join other patients in the dining room for an evening meal. They will also be able to bring a support person with them.
30 July 2014A second case of measles in Gisborne has been confirmed, says Dr Geoff Cramp Medical Officer of Health.
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27 July 2014Update 9am Monday 28 July
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26 May 2014MEDIA RELEASE
21 May 2014From 21 May 2014, Tairawhiti DHB is implementing a policy that clarifies the exceptional circumstances under which we will permit payment of family members residing at the same address as a DHB-funded client for provision of long-term home based support services.
20 May 2014The cost of living is not getting any cheaper in New Zealand. When tobacco addiction is added into the mix, the challenge to pay bills and keep food on the table is that much harder.
8 May 2014MEDIA RELEASE – 8 May 2013
25 February 2014MEDIA RELEASE – 25 February 2014
17 January 2014Individuals and organisations in Tairawhiti are being urged to support a smokefree cars and homes campaign.
15 January 2014The number of confirmed measles cases connected to a hip-hop event in December is now at 16 – one in Auckland, two in Wellington, and 13 in the Taupo-Turangi area.
14 January 2014The review of health services on the East Coast has taken another step forward with the boards of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou, Ngati Porou Hauora and Tairawhiti District Health developing a set of draft principles to guide their future joint working relationship, as well as a draft project scope...
8 January 2014Tairawhiti District Health’s acting chief executive Lynsey Bartlett says the health of the population is the DHB's priority during Gisborne’s current water crisis, and plans are already in place to cope with any water restrictions required.
6 January 2014Tairawhiti District Health this morning thanked the region’s combined emergency services for their efforts over the busy New Year period.
29 December 2013Keep yourself and your valuables safe – that’s the message from police to those attending Gisborne’s two big summer events this weekend.
6 December 2013Excessive alcohol consumption causes immense harm to adults and children resulting in increasing presentations at emergency departments.
6 December 2013The roll out of a tool by five district health boards in the Midland region will allow clinicians across all sectors of health to work more closely together.
3 December 2013Tairawhiti District Health has lifted visiting restrictions at Gisborne Hospital, now that an outbreak of gastroenteritis among patients has ceased.
28 November 2013MEDIA RELEASE – 27 November 2013
28 November 2013Tairawhiti District Health is asking visitors to stay away from Gisborne Hospital unless absolutely necessary, after an outbreak of gastroenteritis among patients.
14 November 2013Helping students quit smoking, arrange new glasses and attend school more frequently are just a few of the benefits for Gisborne students using School Based Health Services (SBHS).
11 November 2013Feedback from community consultation hui on the recent review of East Coast health services was considered by the Boards of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou, Ngati Porou Hauora and Tairawhiti District Health on 5 November 2013.
14 October 2013East Coast residents will have four more opportunities this month to say what they think about a review of health services in their area.
7 October 2013District health boards around New Zealand are saving millions of dollars by working together to reduce back office costs, with all the savings reinvested back into frontline health services for their communities.
4 September 2013One of the country’s leading experts in health research and development, Professor Sir Mason Durie, will visit Gisborne on 10 October 2013.
2 September 2013Celebrities have been brushed aside in favour of local children being the stars in this year’s Oral Health Week events in Gisborne, says Tairawhiti District Health oral health promoter, Leanne Bodle.
30 August 2013Tairawhiti District Health continues to make good progress on the government’s six health targets, said chief executive Jim Green, when results were released earlier this week.
30 August 2013Health Minister Tony Ryall says the new National Health Index (NHI) system is an excellent example of how information technology improves patient care.
27 August 2013Health Minister thanks health professionals
12 August 2013Health Minister Tony Ryall and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye confirm that Nutricia has today narrowed the scope of the recall for infant formula.
5 July 2013Would you like to have a say in the future health of Tairawhiti? Then why not find out more about standing as a candidate to become a district health board member.
28 June 2013Tairawhiti District Health’s transfer of adult cancer treatment services to Waikato District Health Board (DHB) from MidCentral DHB begins on Monday, after more than a year of work.
27 June 2013The publication of new health data will encourage district health boards (DHBs) to consistently put in place steps to improve patient safety, says Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission.
16 June 2013Tairawhiti District Health chief executive Jim Green announced today that an MRI technician would come from Rotorua three days a week from mid-June to operate the DHBs new magnetic resonance imaging scanner (MRI).
29 May 2013Tairawhiti District Health has achieved one of its best-ever health target results, says chief executive Jim Green.
17 May 2013Tairawhiti District Health Board is the first DHB in New Zealand to pledge commitment to a national patient safety campaign aimed at saving lives and reducing harm, launched today by Associate Minister of Health Jo Goodhew.
1 May 2013Gisborne retailers are generally complying with the law regarding sales of cigarettes and legal synthetic cannabinoid products to young people, say public health workers in the district, but one or two shops continue to break the rules.
17 April 2013After seven months of operation, Turanga Health’s mobile clinic has more than proved its worth, according to Tairawhiti District Health Board chair, David Scott.
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