Andrea Evans’ 10 year old son Olly was at a mountain bike camp at Tongariro National Park when he began to suffer a severe hayfever reaction due to an existing tree pollen allergy. He had a sore throat, sore eyes, and was wheezing and having trouble breathing. The camp organisers called home and Dad went down to the camp to collect Olly.
Waikato nurse Shane Werner is the first recipient of a new award for emerging health care leaders. Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne presented the award at Waikato DHB this morning.
Waikato DHB has joined forces with telecommunications firm Spark to trial a new way of helping young people with rheumatic fever to receive their vital medication called 'Top up 4 yr top ups'.
For most parents, avoiding medical centres with young children is an important goal. When a Waikato mother noticed a skin infection on her child, she could have been in for a long afternoon entertaining her young family in an after hours clinic. Instead, she contacted the out of hours doctor service using HealthTap.