Health Services survey
We are asking if Waiheke
residents and visitors to the island are getting the services
they need. Your views on health and disability services will
help Auckland DHB plan for the future.
We want to hear from people who live or work on Waiheke and from
visitors to the island who have needed health or disability
You can complete the survey here - It takes about 15 minutes
to complete. Responses are confidential. The survey will be open
until 18 December 2015. Results will be available at the end of
NZ heart research could have global impact
Auckland DHB Chief Executive
Ailsa Claire has welcomed a Heart Foundation announcement about
a new nationwide research project will investigate whether
giving oxygen to heart attack patients is actually helping.
Joint Auckland DHB-University of Auckland team
An international collaboration
between Prof Bodo Grimbacher in Germany, Dr Vanessa Bryant and
Professor Jo Douglass’s group in Australia and a team in New Zealand
has identified a new gene, NFkB1, which causes a rare immune defect.
Common Variable Immunodeficiency Disorder (CVID) affects 1:25,000 or
around 160 individuals in New Zealand. The NFkB1 mutation appears to
be found in a small number of CVID patients. The group in New
Zealand is led by Auckland DHB immunologists Associate Professor
Rohan Ameratunga and Dr See-Tarn Woon.
NZ Aid for Rheumatic Heart Disease in Fiji Islands
Clinical A/Prof Nigel Wilson (Starship hospital) and
Dr Catherine Jackson (Auckland Regional Public Health Service) are
the New Zealand technical advisors of a partnership to improve the
prevention and control of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart
disease in Fiji.
Families give insight into Cardiac Inherited Disease
Auckland DHB’s Associate Professor
Jon Skinner and Dr Margaret Hood will present a public lecture
entitled ‘Cardiac Inherited Disease: saving young lives in New
Zealand’ on Friday 18 September, 6pm at the Langham Hotel in
Auckland. There will be presentations from families who have been
affected by cardiac inherited disease or sudden cardiac death and a
donation of AEDs to Auckland City Hospital on behalf of the family
and colleagues of the late Mathew Lang.
Read more about the
donation of AEDs here.
Request for patience as winter illnesses hit high point
Due to the high number of patients
requiring admission from winter-related illnesses, Auckland City
Hospital has made the clinical decision to postpone some elective
procedures today. During winter, the hospital increases bed capacity
at short notice. For a sustained period Auckland City Hospital’s
emergency department has had high numbers of people seeking care and
treatment with many needing to be admitted. There are other options
for less serious illness -
are sick you need to know the right place to go.
patient numbers at Auckland City Hospital
Auckland City Hospital is currently experiencing high numbers of
patients in the Emergency Department. This has been due to a number
of factors including respiratory-related illnesses.
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