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Waikato DHB Launches New 'Fresh Look' Website

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Date: June 27, 2008

Waikato DHB Launches New 'Fresh Look' Website

As Waikato District Health Board's new website was developed, ease of use for its most important visitors - the public - was top of mind.

Waikato DHB's new user-friendly website went 'live' last night after six months of development.

The site replaces its seven-year-old predecessor with a clean and fresh design, providing clear, concise and up-to-date information for patients and visitors.

"Websites are an increasingly important way for organisations to communicate with the public," said Waikato DHB visual communications manager Kathryn Jenkin.

"We took the time to make the new site easy to navigate and helpful for people outside the organisation.

"The focus is on useful information aimed at specific audiences such as patients and their families, visitors, health professionals and possible recruits, rather than details about the health board's structure."

People are able to visit the site for the latest news and changes taking place at Waikato and Thames hospitals as part of the $252m redevelopment project - an ever changing process.

"The website also covers what services are provided by Health Waikato, what to expect when coming to hospital, what advice and support is available, who is on the board and its committees, the latest public health advice notices, jobs at Waikato DHB, and other practical and interesting information," said Mrs Jenkin.

"It is a vast improvement on the previous website and was created with the public in mind."

The newly launched Waikato DHB website can still be accessed at the same address:


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