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Ward M5 Haematology and Oncology blessing

Media Release

Date: Wednesday 28 November

Ward M5 Haematology and Oncology blessing

About 70 Waikato DHB staff and supporters gathered on Tuesday 26 November to bless the refurbished Ward M5 Haematology and Oncology. The new ward replaces the old Ward 25 located on Level 3 Smith Building.

The 3:30pm ceremony was led by Te Puna Oranga and the hospital chaplains.

Waikato DHB chief operating officer Jan Adams and Regional Cancer Centre’s nurse manager Kate Yeo acknowledged the effort and energy of all involved in the build.

“Everyone has done such a wonderful job. This is the build that has challenged us the most because of the demolishing of the Smith building. However, out of all the ideas put forward, this was the best and many have worked to make the new facility and services look fantastic,” said Ms Adams.
“Oncology and haematology touch many lives. These new facilities provide a good starting point to go forward.”

“We have had the honour of working with user groups and organisations that raise funds and provide support to improve the patients and families’ experience. Without them our service would be less than we would like,” said Ms Yeo.
“The Cancer Society, the Haematology Society, Hospice Waikato and many others keep the patient at the centre of what we do”

Special thanks go to Kevin Bardsley and construction team, project manager Ros Morell, Raewyn Culvert for the design of the ward, consultant haematologist Dr Humphrey Pullon and Gabby Reynolds for design and planning.

Patients and staff will move into the new ward on Thursday 29 November.


Chief operating officer Jan Adams thanks staff and supporters for their involvement in the build

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About Waikato District Health Board and Health Waikato:

Waikato DHB is responsible for planning, funding and providing quality health and disability support services for the 372,865 people living in the Waikato DHB region. It has an annual turnover of $1.2 billion and employs more than 6000 people.

Health Waikato is the DHB’s main provider of hospital and health services with an annual budget of more than $701 million and 5238 staff. It has six groups across five hospital sites, three primary birthing units, two continuing care facilities and 20 community bases offering a comprehensive range of primary, secondary and tertiary health services.

A wide range of independent providers deliver other Waikato DHB-funded health services - including primary health, pharmacies and community laboratories.


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