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Free housing insulation

Keep warm and dry this winter by ensuring your house is properly insulated for the conditions. You may be eligible to receive free housing insulation or a free housing assessment if you’re not sure whether your house is properly insulated.

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Infant formula – what you need to know

The New Zealand government is confident that New Zealand infant formula is as safe today as it was before the recent blackmail threat was made. We've taken steps so you can feel confident about continuing to use formula – please click here for a list of key messages and contact details for more information. Read the key messages for health professionals here

Laboratory Service Update

We’re currently exploring ways to improve laboratory services across the Greater Wellington region and are looking to have a single provider for laboratory services in both the hospital and community. Read more here

Health services for older people

Growing older is something we should all celebrate. The wealth of skills, knowledge and wisdom that older people bring to our community is invaluable. So rather than focusing on the mental and physical decline that can come with ageing, many older members of our community are focusing on how they can remain active physically, emotionally and socially.

This section of the website brings together information about the support services available to older people and their families/whanau in the Wellington region. Click here to read more

Unless it's an emergency your General Practice should always be your first choice.

Call Healthline 0800 611 116

for free advice 24 hours a day. More info about Healthline here

Click here for after hours GP services.



The Simulation & Skills Centre is a purpose-designed facility suitable for the simulation needs of a wide range of healthcare professionals, with the ability to provide outreach activities at clinical sites. Located at Wellington Regional Hospital, the centre includes three clinical education rooms, two presentation rooms and two specialist simulation rooms. The facilities can be booked for presentations or training events.

Read more or make a booking to use the facilities here

Disability Responsiveness champions

Over the past year the 3DHBs (Wairarapa, Hutt Valley, and Capital & Coast) have shown leadership in their commitment to improve access to health services for those who experience disability. More than 30 staff, who represent departments across the 3DHBs, have committed to working with the Sub-regional Disability Advisory Group (SRDAG) established in November 2013 as ‘champions’. These champions will ensure people with disabilities or impairments can successfully use the health services provided by each DHB.

Read more here

Pregnancy - 5 Things t do within the first 10 weeks

The Shared Care Record

The Shared Care Record is intended to share your relevant health information from your GP with other health professionals, including hospitals.

The type of information that will be initially available includes any medical conditions or disabilities you may have, recent tests or results from x-rays or blood tests and what medicines you have been prescribed.

Find out more here



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