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History of Waikato Hospital Has Successful Launch


History of Waikato Hospital Has Successful Launch

More than 200 copies of Under One Roof, the most comprehensive history of Waikato Hospital ever published, sold at the official book launch in Hamilton last night.

The Bryant Education Centre auditorium at Waikato Hospital was filled with well-wishers and supporters.

Author John Armstrong and Waikato Health Memorabilia Trust chairman Dr Peter Rothwell were on hand to sign copies.

The book is 518 pages and includes 53 black and white photographs.

Commissioned by the Waikato Health Memorabilia Trust in 2007, Under One Roof provides a comprehensive history of Waikato Hospital from its inception in 1887 until the year 2000.

The book draws upon archival sources and interviews with long-serving staff members to map the institution's development within a range of historical contexts.

In particular, it emphases the institution's rapid growth during the second half of the twentieth century, and the ramifications of that growth in financial, material, and personal terms.

Only 1000 copies were printed and can be ordered for $40 to the Waikato Health Memorabilia Trust, P.O. Box 6009, Glenview, Hamilton 3246, telephone 07 850 8251.

Mary Anne Gill Director Media and Communications Waikato District Health Board Ph: 07 834 3684 Fax: 07 839 8680 Mobile: 021 705 213 www.waikatodhb.govt.nz

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 360,270 people living in the Waikato DHB region. It has an annual turnover of $1 billion and employs more than 5800 people. Health Waikato is the DHB's main provider of hospital and health services with an annual budget of more than $606 million and 4740 staff. It has seven divisions across five hospital sites, two maternity and continuing care hospitals and 21 community bases offering a comprehensive range of primary, secondary and tertiary health services. A wide range of independent providers delivers other Waikato DHB-funded health services - including primary health, pharmacies and community laboratories.

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