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 Published: 12/09/2014

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Published: 12/09/2014




New regional facility for blood cancer patients

NOVA - August/September 2014

Check out the latest issue of NOVA magazine with stories on our new Motutapu Ward, Releasing Time to Care, Local Heroes, upgrades to Starship's operating rooms, the upcoming 2014 Healthcare Excellence Awards and more!

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Plan ahead

The car parks at Auckland City Hospital and Starship Hospital can get very busy.  During the week, long queues are likely on the Auckland site, particularly in the middle of the day or during wet weather. Please consider asking a friend or family member to drop you off or use alternative transport. For public transport options see

Local Hero
Show how much you appreciate one of the Auckland DHB Team by nominating them as a local hero.

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Auckland DHB announced as finalist in New Zealand Innovators Awards

12 September 2014

Auckland DHB’s Hidden Hospital project has been selected as a 2014 New Zealand Innovators Award finalist – Innovation in Health & Science. Read more. 


Auckland DHB hosts Alliance agreement signing

11 September 2014

Chair of the Alliance and Deputy-Director Funding, Auckland and Waitemata DHBs, Tim Wood says the signing of the Auckland-Waitemata Health Alliance agreement provides the opportunity to improve the health and well-being of the people within the two health districts. Read more. 


DHW Lab completes first hospital design project with Auckland City Hospital

5 September 2014

The Design For Health and Wellbeing Lab (DHW Lab), a collaboration between AUT’s School Art and Design and the Auckland DHB, has recently completed its first project - a patient and family-centred design to communicate a patient journey through the emergency department. Read more.


Auckland DHB achieves all six national Health Targets

26 August 2014

Auckland District Health Board (DHB) is celebrating after achieving all six national Health Targets, proving its dedication and commitment to provide high quality services for patients and their families. Read more.


Auckland nurses release time to care (from Nursing Careers Allied Health)

26 August 2014

Bedside handovers, patient status bed boards and ensuring that nurses’ 10 most used items are located in patient rooms. These are some of the simple measures that have resulted in respiratory ward nurses at New Zealand’s largest hospital now spending almost three-quarters of their time on direct patient care. Read more.


Fear of childbirth could be bumping c-section numbers (TVNZ)

21 August 2014

Auckland City Hospital obstetrician Michelle Wise talks about some of the reasons behind increasing numbers of caesarean sections performed at Auckland Hospital. Watch video.


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