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Kidney donation

... region identify as Māori.

Live donation is however less common. This is not simply because fewer people come forward; it is because many potential donors have health issues of their own.

We need all hapu, iwi, and whānau to start the kōrero and consider if you have two healthy kidneys, could you GIVE ONE and GIFT LIFE with a live kidney donation?

If you are interested in donating a kidney a renal physician will explain the procedure and the risks of the su...

Preparing for hospital

Read the booking letter and any instructions carefully. You will need to bring the letter with you, so keep it in a safe place.

Start thinking about how you will get to and from the hospital, what support you might need, and who needs to know.

If you smoke, consider giving it up before your hospital stay as this will help your recovery. All our facilities and campuses are smokefree, but we offer nicotine therapy support for patients.
If you have any questions, co...

No smoking or vaping

... gum). 

We can also refer you to quit smoking organisations. 

Did you know that smoking can slow down your healing? Being in hospital with access to recommended clean nicotine products and smokefree support may be a good time to start quitting altogether.

Click here if you want to go smokefree Once And For All

Vaping is not permittedWhile vaping can help smokers to stop smoking and carries less risk than smoking cigarettes, it is not risk free....

Treating obstructive sleep apnoea with CPAP

... device. Modern masks are made from silicone, modern plastics and fabrics designed to be lightweight, durable and comfortable to wear. Getting used to your CPAP can take time, and our Sleep Clinic service offers ongoing care to all CPAP users - when you start using CPAP and also on a longterm basis.

Many people using CPAP experience significant relief of symptoms and increased quality of life, and can do so without the use of medications or invasive medical procedures.

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Healthy weight gain during pregnancy

... in which your body changes to meet the needs of your growing baby. Your body must store nutrients and increase the amount of blood and other fluids it makes.

Every woman will gain a different amount of weight dependent on her size at the start of pregnancy.

Talk to your midwife about what is your recommended weight gain and how you can monitor your weight. 
Talk to your midwife if you are concerned about your weight gain. 
While there is no exact healthy we...

Treating obstructive sleep apnoea and CPAP

... are made from silicone, modern plastics and fabrics and are designed to be lightweight, durable and comfortable to wear.

Getting used to your CPAP can take time, and our Sleep Clinic service offers ongoing care to all CPAP users - when you start using CPAP and also on a longterm basis.

Many people using CPAP experience significant relief of symptoms and increase in quality of life, and enjoy the fact they are being treated without the use of medications or invasive med...

Getting a good sleep - tips for a healthy sleep routine

... great, but earlier in the day or evening, not within 4 hours of bedtime.
Drink fluid to keep hydrated, but not too much just before bedtime if it means you will wake up for the bathroom repeatedly.
Don't take your worries to bed, or start worrying about something if you wake up. Write your worries down and put them somewhere safe to look at when you are wide awake. Do something purposeful but boring for a while before you return to bed. 
Treat yourself to relaxing things...

Orientation

Moving to a new location and starting a new job can be very daunting – where do you start in your search for accommodation, schooling for your children, searching for a job for your partner plus finding answers to all those other questions you have when setting up house.

At sign on we give RMOs commencing employment at the Waikato DHB a copy of the Hamilton City Map +Index and for those new to New Zealand we give them a copy of Hamilton City Council's Hamilton New Settlers Guid...

Preceptorship

... applications may be accepted.  

Applications will be processed by Nicola, and the applicant and their manager will be notified if there is no availability on the course.

An email is then sent to the applicant 4 weeks prior to start date requesting them to complete the online registration form for Wintec.

All course work will be accessed via an online module.

The Professional Development Unit (PDU) will fund the course for DHB employees and DHB...

I have mental illness issues, or have had them in the past

... Some medications are not ideal in pregnancy, and this is something you need to discuss.
Find a midwife you feel relaxed and comfortable with as early as you can in pregnancy, and try and discuss any mental health issues with her right from the start.
Your midwife will work with your mental health team (if you are currently using mental health services) to provide the best care for you.
Waikato DHB have a specialist Perinatal Mental Health team and involvement of this team in y...