aucklanddhb @Fri 01 Dec 2017


Currently, around 3500 people in Aotearoa New Zealand are estimated to be living with HIV. Today is World AIDS Day, a chance for Kiwis to join the fight against HIV, and end the stigma surrounding it. A big thank you to our Community HIV Team who have been raising awareness on Level 5 at Auckland Hospital today! Find out more: http😕/www.nzaf.org.nz/ #WorldAIDSDay

#worldaidsday

aucklanddhb @Fri 24 Nov 2017


We’re recognising White Ribbon Day early at Auckland DHB. Our amazing Family Violence Intervention team and volunteers have been handing out white ribbons around our sites today! Together we can make a difference to end violence towards women. This year’s focus is on ensuring our dads have the skills and confidence to talk to their sons about respectful relationships. #WhiteRibbonDay #Respect #Manaaki

#whiteribbonday #manaaki #respect

aucklanddhb @Wed 15 Nov 2017


It’s Antibiotic Awareness Week! Antibiotics are a precious resource, so it’s important to get the right advice before taking them. This not only ensures you and your family (and your pets) get the best treatment, but responsible use of antibiotics will also help reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance. There are other simple things you can do like practising proper hand hygiene to help reduce the spread of antibiotic resistance. Visit the link in our bio to find out more. #AntibioticResistance

#antibioticresistance

aucklanddhb @Thu 09 Nov 2017


Here's some of our team who's been busy promoting Patient Safety Week - which is focused on medication safety this year. We want to make sure our patients feel empowered to ask questions about their medicines - whether speaking with our doctors, nurses, or pharmacists - in English or another language. The more you ask, the better! Here are three simple questions to get the conversation started. What is my medicine called? What is it for? And when and how should I take it? #PSWNZ #LetsTalkMedicines

#pswnz #letstalkmedicines

aucklanddhb @Thu 19 Oct 2017


85% of Kiwis are A and O blood types which makes them the blood types that are most in demand. New Zealand Blood Service are aiming to find new donors to help fill the gaps, so if you don’t know your blood type there’s a good chance you can help! Click the link in our bio to book an appointment to donate. #MissingType #NZBlood

#nzblood #missingtype

aucklanddhb @Thu 12 Oct 2017


It’s Mental Health Awareness Week – this year’s theme is Nature is Key - Unlock your Wellbeing! Nature is great for your mental and physical health! It can make you happier, decrease feelings of depression and anxiety, improve concentration, and reduce stress. When was the last time you took a moment to enjoy nature? Not just the mountains or the beach, but the small, everyday wonders all around. Take some time this week to get outside, get some fresh air and connect with nature! If you can’t get outside, check out the link in our bio for some tips from the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand to bring nature indoors. #MHAWNZ

#mhawnz

aucklanddhb @Thu 05 Oct 2017


It's Stroke Week. Did you know that high blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke? The good news is that high blood pressure can usually be controlled by a combination of diet, exercise and medication. Click the link in our bio for tips from Health Navigator NZ for managing your blood pressure and reducing other risk factors. Image credit: Stroke Foundation New Zealand

aucklanddhb @Thu 14 Sep 2017


While speaking or even knowing a few words in te reo Māori is a relatively normal part of life nowadays, it was a different story just a few decades ago in the 1980s. Māori words were only just starting to be heard on radio and television, and read in newspapers. The first Māori television programme, Koha, was broadcast in 1980. Some announcers began radio shows or news bulletins by saying, ‘Kia ora’ but use in the wider community was still scarce. In 1984, Naida Glavish (pictured), who is today our chief advisor for Tikanga at Auckland DHB, worked as a national telephone tolls operator. One day she began greeting callers with “kia ora”. Her supervisor wasn’t happy about it and insisted that she only use formal English greetings. Whaea Naida refused and was demoted as a result. The issue sparked widespread public debate. Not everyone was keen to hear kia ora used commonly but many others came out in support of Māori greetings. People called the tolls exchange to speak to “the kia ora lady” and airline pilots began to use the term to greet passengers. After Prime Minister Robert Muldoon intervened, Whaea Naida returned to her old job. She was eventually promoted to the international tolls exchange where she greeted New Zealand and overseas callers alike with kia ora! #MāoriLanguageWeek #KiaOra #tereomāori

#māorilanguageweek #tereomāori #kiaora

aucklanddhb @Thu 24 Aug 2017


We're always looking for ways to improve communication with patients. For our patients who don't speak English as a first language, we now have a set of 'Communication cards' that can be used at times when interpreters aren't immediately available. Thanks to all the patients, families, staff, and our Design for Health and Wellbeing Lab who helped create them - we've received lots of positive feedback already about the difference they are making! Patients and family members can learn more about the cards - which are now available in #Arabic #Burmese #Chinese #English #French #Hindi #Korean #Maori #Russian #Samoan #Tongan #Vietnamese and a blank version by clicking the link in our bio!#auckland #healthcare #interpreter

#english #arabic #chinese #hindi #russian #french #burmese #maori #interpreter #auckland #vietnamese #samoan #tongan #korean #healthcare

aucklanddhb @Thu 27 Jul 2017


A big welcome to our newest employees who joined us at this morning's Navigate onboarding event! #HaereMai The event is an opportunity for employees to get a better understanding of our vision and the community we serve, meet our leadership team, and see what's on offer - from health insurance, to gym memberships and more! If you'd like to join our team, you can look for a role that suits you on careers.adhb.govt.nz #ADHBpeople #healthcareers #lifesbestwork #nzhealthjobs

#adhbpeople #haeremai #lifesbestwork #healthcareers #nzhealthjobs

aucklanddhb @Mon 17 Jul 2017


Our Emergency Department (ED) is very busy, so there are long waits for minor illnesses and injuries. Unless it’s an emergency, we ask that you seek medical care from your family doctor or nearest Accident & Medical clinic - or contact Healthline 24/7 on 0800 611 116 if you're unsure of where to go. For more information visit the link in our bio. Please share this message with family and friends! #Auckland #Hospital #healthcare

#hospital #auckland #healthcare

aucklanddhb @Wed 05 Jul 2017


Expired and unwanted medicines lying around your home can be dangerous for a number of reasons - and improperly disposing of them (flushing them down the toilet, pouring them down the sink, or throwing them in the rubbish) can be harmful to the environment and your community. Through an initiative known as DUMP (Dispose of Unwanted Medicine Properly) - you can now bring old and expired #medicine to any Auckland #pharmacy for safe collection and disposal!

#pharmacy #medicine

aucklanddhb @Thu 29 Jun 2017


A patient of Auckland Hospital's Haematology department, Allan Wong wanted to help others who were sick. Allan hoped that ongoing research would produce breakthroughs in treating haematology disorders - and so he generously left a bequest to Auckland Hospital to help fund research that's enabled us to find better ways to treat patients with blood disorders. This #MakeAWillWeek, we'd like to thank Allan and the many others like him who've helped future patients with their generosity and thoughtfulness.

#makeawillweek

aucklanddhb @Mon 26 Jun 2017


Each month, we serve nearly 85,000 patient meals at Auckland City Hospital and Greenlane Clinical Centre. Behind the scenes, our foodservice team is hard at work to make this happen. This includes people like Mrs Topp - who recently retired after 43 years of working here as a cook. At her retirement celebration her coworkers said that Mrs Topp was someone they could always count on, no matter what bind they were in, to have food ready on time for the patients. Thank you Mrs Topp - and our entire foodservice team for keeping our patients fed! #ADHBpeople #foodservice

#adhbpeople #foodservice

aucklanddhb @Sat 24 Jun 2017


The sighting of Matariki this Sunday marks the dawning of the Māori new year. It's a time to be with whānau, reflect on the past, remember those no longer with us, and prepare for the year ahead. In celebration of Matariki this week, our Māori leaders hosted a series of kōrero (seminars) where they shared some of their learnings and inspirations for the future. What will you be doing to celebrate and reflect this Matariki? #matariki17 #matariki #whānau #kōrero #kaumātua #kaumatua

#kaumātua #whānau #kōrero #matariki17 #kaumatua #matariki

aucklanddhb @Mon 19 Jun 2017


Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers this National Volunteer Week! Within our organisation, we have well over 400 volunteers who selflessly give their time, skills, and energy. From our Blue Coat Ambassadors who meet and greet patients and visitors, to our Hospital Grandparents who work one-on-one to provide caring support for Starship children, to our musicians, and even our pets - our volunteers make a world of difference to our hospital and the people we serve. If you see one of our volunteers this week, be sure to thank them. #ADHBpeople #NVW2017 #Volunteers #YouMakeTheDifference #ADHBPX #PatientExperience

#patientexperience #nvw2017 #adhbpeople #adhbpx #volunteers #youmakethedifference

aucklanddhb @Wed 14 Jun 2017


Acting fast can save lives when it comes to a stroke. If you think you or someone else is suffering a stroke, call 111 immediately. The sooner treatment is received, the less damage a stroke will cause. @strokefoundationnz

aucklanddhb @Thu 08 Jun 2017


Congratulations to our May local hero Arlene Laurenciana! Arlene was nominated by a colleague who described her as "a role model whom always takes time to share her knowledge and lift the confidence of those around her...she is a team player, a strong leader, and being around her encourages others to perform at their best. She most recently spent hours of her own time developing a project with a patient focus that will improve the patient experience and will benefit us all greatly through time saving measures." #ADHBpeople #ADHBPX #heroes #nurses

#adhbpeople #nurses #heroes #adhbpx

aucklanddhb @Sat 03 Jun 2017


It may still look and feel like Autumn, but it's officially winter in Auckland! A 30-minute walk outside each day is one of the many things we can do to keep our bodies strong and healthy this winter. Check out the link in our bio for more tips from @health_navigator to keep you and your family healthy this winter! #getoutside #wellbeing #healthyliving #winter #auckland

#healthyliving #auckland #wellbeing #winter #getoutside