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 Published: 20/08/2014

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Published: 20/08/2014




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 can be very busy, particularly in the middle of the day and during wet weather. Please consider asking a friend or family member to drop you off or use public transport, go to for times and services.

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

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Call for applications for the Consumer Representatives for National Renal Transplant Service Leadership Group

20 August 2014

The National Health Board is seeking two consumer representatives as ex officio members of a new National Renal Transplant Leadership Team (NRTLT), and it is requested that you distribute this information to your networks or membership for their consideration. Read more.


Auckland Hospital's nursing revolution

17 August 2014

A new programme has more than doubled the real time nurses are spending bedside. Watch video.


Researchers develop new MRI machine

13 August 2014

Auckland University researchers have designed a machine that could revolutionise the way cardiologists detect heart problems. Dr. Boris Lowe, cardiologist at Auckland Hospital says the MRI machine could unmask the affects of heart disease that may not be apparent at resting conditions. Watch video.


Nurses release more time to care

8 August 2014

Nurses have quadrupled the amount of time they spend with patients during a pilot of a world renowned programme at Auckland City Hospital. The Releasing Time to Care (RTC) programme developed for Britain’s NHS empowers nurses to streamline ward processes, freeing them up to spend more time with patients. Read more


Calling hospital home

7 August 2014

Seven Sharp visits the new Northern Region Haematology and Bone Marrow Unit at Auckland City Hospital with former patient, 21-year-old Molly Rowlandson and Helen McIlwraith, charge nurse manager, Ward 62. Watch the video.

World-class Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Centre opens in Auckland

31 July 2014

Motutapu Ward is a purposely designed facility that will promote wellness and provide an outstanding environment for patients. The regional unit caters for patients with blood cancers.  Read more.

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