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Older Persons, Rehabilitation and Allied Health

... Needs assessment and coordination (NASC) service for people with disabilities of any age

0 - 65 Disability Support Services (DSS)
Health of Older People (HOP) 65+

Supported Transfer and Accelerated Rehabilitation Team (START)
Intensive in-home rehabilitation to those discharged from hospital, focusing on achieving personal, meaningful goals identified by the patient and their family
Realising Employment through Active Co-ordinated Healthcare (REACH)<...

Induction of labour (IOL) at Waikato Hospital

An induction of labour (IOL) is a process to start labour artificially, rather than waiting for it to start naturally on its own.

Induction may be recommended for:

women who are overdue (more than 41 weeks)
growth issues with your baby
diabetes in pregnancy
other conditions that may affect you or your baby’s health.
Generally, induction is planned in advance during an appointment at the antenatal clinic. A date and time will be discussed for you...

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...

Pregnancy and maternity

... to you in the Waikato.

You can also find information about pregnancy from Health Navigator New Zealand and the Ministry of Health.

Planning for your pregnancy
Important things you can do to help give your baby the best start in life.

Just found out you're pregnant?
What to do at the start of your pregnancy, including finding a midwife and early pregnancy care.

Having a healthy pregnancy
How to stay healthy during pregnan...

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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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...