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MEDIA RELEASE: Bay of Plenty residents encouraged to take simple actions to keep whānau well

WBOPPHO News | Posted on June 16, 2022
16 June 2022: The Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation and its network of more than 30 general practices are encouraging people to do their bit to stay well to reduce pressure on the local primary care system already feeling the strain of winter illnesses. Winter is traditionally a busy time for GPs and their practice teams, with respiratory viruses circulating more freely as people spend more time indoors. Compounding the problem this season is Omicron in the community, along...
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MEDIA RELEASE: General Practice network celebrates Pathlab’s quality service and support through COVID response

WBOPPHO News | Posted on May 26, 2022
  26 May 2022: Pathlab staff have been praised for their professionalism and unwavering service to the Western Bay of Plenty primary healthcare network at a special presentation that celebrated the unsung heroes of Aotearoa’s COVID response. A framed poster containing messages of thanks from general practices was handed to Pathlab’s team today by the Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation (PHO) at an event on Cameron Road. The poster is an expression of the network’s gratitude to Pathlab’s...
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Te Rerenga April 2022

WBOPPHO News | Posted on May 2, 2022
The April 2022 issue of Te Rerenga, the WBOP PHO’s bi-monthly newsletter for sharing stories of innovation, progress and achievements, both at the PHO and among our general practice and iwi partners, and celebrating our success in keeping people well in our communities. (more…)
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Te Rerenga February 2022

WBOPPHO News | Posted on February 11, 2022
The February 2022 issue of Te Rerenga, the WBOP PHO’s bi-monthly newsletter for sharing stories of innovation, progress and achievements, both at the PHO and among our general practice and iwi partners, and celebrating our success in keeping people well in our communities. (more…)
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Media release: Preparation key to good health over holiday season

WBOPPHO News | Posted on December 23, 2021
23 December 2021 Local residents and visitors to the Bay of Plenty are being urged to plan ahead to help stay well and avoid overwhelming healthcare services this summer. With COVID-19 circulating in the community, primary healthcare leaders are doubling down on the message to prepare for any eventuality, including the situation where people test positive for COVID-19 over the holidays or away from home. Preparation is key Preparation is key this festive season, and it is essential that every...
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Media release: Pāpāmoa family pleads for greater vaccine uptake

WBOPPHO News | Posted on December 9, 2021
9 December 2021 A Pāpāmoa mum is pleading with people still putting off getting the COVID-19 vaccine to roll up their sleeves after her 11-year-old daughter contracted the virus during a fleeting hug with an unvaccinated adult at a family dinner. Her family’s experience with COVID-19 has highlighted for Joanne Gates just how infectious the Delta variant is, and how effective the vaccine is at protecting people who are double vaccinated and fully immunised. (more…)
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Te Rerenga December 2021

WBOPPHO News | Posted on December 6, 2021
The November 2021 issue of Te Rerenga, the WBOP PHO’s bi-monthly newsletter for sharing stories of innovation, progress and achievements, both at the PHO and among our general practice and iwi partners, and celebrating our success in keeping people well in our communities. (more…)
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Te Rerenga September 2021

WBOPPHO News | Posted on September 28, 2021
The September 2021 issue of Te Rerenga, the WBOP PHO’s bi-monthly newsletter for sharing stories of innovation, progress and achievements, both at the PHO and among our general practice and iwi partners, and celebrating our success in keeping people well in our communities. (more…)
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Te Rerenga July 2021

WBOPPHO News | Posted on July 8, 2021
The July 2021 issue of Te Rerenga, the WBOP PHO’s bi-monthly newsletter for sharing stories of innovation, progress and achievements, both at the PHO and among our general practice and iwi partners, and celebrating our success in keeping people well in our communities. (more…)
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Te Rerenga May 2021

WBOPPHO News | Posted on May 6, 2021
The May 2021 issue of Te Rerenga, the WBOP PHO’s bi-monthly newsletter for sharing stories of innovation, progress and achievements, both at the PHO and among our general practice and iwi partners, and celebrating our success in keeping people well in our communities. (more…)
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