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  • New service to provide support for regional clinical IT systems

    Published Thursday 15 Mar 2018

    A new regional IT support service is helping ensure DHB staff across the central region can receive consistent support for central region clinical computer systems.

  • Surgical teams hone their skills with cutting edge training

    Published Wednesday 7 Mar 2018

    Surgical teams are being put through their paces in new training that challenges them to improve their communication and teamwork.

  • Feeding the mind and body for overall wellbeing

    Published Wednesday 28 Feb 2018

    Work to nurture healthier diets and lifestyles is helping improve the overall wellbeing and increase the life expectancy of people with serious and enduring mental health needs.

  • E-cigarettes could be helpful for smoking cessation in hospitals

    Published Friday 23 Feb 2018

    Research published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal indicates electronic cigarettes, used as an alternative form of nicotine replacement, are well tolerated by alcoholics admitted to hospital for detoxification and could be helpful for curbing smoking during hospital stays.

  • Gearing up to welcome thousands of new bubs in 2018

    Published Wednesday 14 Feb 2018

    The old year is out and the new year is in – and midwives, nurses, medical teams and lead maternity carers (LMCs) across the Wellington region are gearing up for another busy 12 months.

  • Primary health notified of possible infection

    Published Thursday 8 Feb 2018

    Capital & Coast DHB is notifying medical practices and patients who had heart surgery at Wellington Regional Hospital involving cardio-pulmonary bypass during the past five years.

  • ED rethinks approach to intravenous insertions

    Published Friday 26 Jan 2018

    There has been a 30 percent reduction in intravenous (IV) insertions – one of the most common invasive clinical procedures performed at Wellington Regional Hospital’s emergency department (ED).

  • Telestroke pilot sees stroke intervention rates double

    Published Thursday 18 Jan 2018

    A six-month telestroke service pilot headed by Wellington Regional Hospital neurologists has seen a dramatic increase in stroke intervention rates across the Central Region. The service is now being replicated across other parts of the country.

  • Tens of thousands receive health care in 2017

    Published Friday 22 Dec 2017

    Thousands of people from the lower North Island and upper South Island received medical treatment in Wellington during 2017.

  • Acting Chief Executive appointed to Capital & Coast DHB

    Published Friday 15 Dec 2017

    Andrew Blair, Board Chair of Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley DHBs, has today announced the appointment of Dr Ashley Bloomfield as the Acting Chief Executive (CE) for Capital & Coast DHB.

Last updated 7 November 2016.