aucklanddhb @Thu 18 Jan 2018
Back at work and finding that you're spending more time sitting down? Here are some small changes you can make to sit less, move more, and feel good! Take the stairs, not the lift. Walk to talk to someone, don't email. Stand up and stretch. Have a standing meeting. Is it lunchtime? How about a walk?
aucklanddhb @Thu 11 Jan 2018
Congratulations to our Chief Advisor Tikanga, Rangimarie Naida Glavish who was recently named as a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori and the community. Dame Naida is a mentor, leader, teacher and friend who works tirelessly with Auckland and Waitemata DHBs to improve the health outcomes of Māori living in our communities. The honour bestowed is acknowledgement of not only her work but that of her whānau, hapu and iwi. #ADHBpeople #MāoriLeaders
aucklanddhb @Thu 21 Dec 2017
We want everyone to keep well this holiday season! However, if you do find yourself sick or injured, we want to make sure you know where to go for healthcare. Contact Healthline on 0800 611 116 if you're unsure of where to go, and please only visit the hospital emergency department if you really need to. Visit adhb.health.nz/rightcare to learn more!
aucklanddhb @Tue 19 Dec 2017
With Christmas just around the corner and many of us heading to the beach, we want to remind everyone to keep safe by being #SunSmart! Melanoma skin cancer is more common in New Zealand than nearly everywhere else in the world - so be sure to protect yourself when you're outside! This is especially important from September to April - 10am to 4pm when the sun's UV rays are most fierce. And remember, you can still get sunburnt on cloudy or cool days! Click the link in our bio for more info.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
aucklanddhb @Thu 10 Aug 2017
Do you know where to go when you're sick or injured? Our Right Care For You resources are now available in #Chinese, #Korean, #Hindi, #Samoan, and #Tongan. Visit adhb.health.nz/rightcare to download them and help us by spreading the word! #healthcare #auckland
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
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
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!
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.
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
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