New COVID-19 case for Taranaki confirmed

More than three weeks after the last reported case of COVID-19 in Taranaki, a new person with the virus has emerged following testing in New Plymouth on Friday. Taranaki DHB’s medical officer of health, Dr Jonathan Jarman, has confirmed a 50 year old woman is the region’s latest person and fifteenth case to test positive... Continue Reading →

Taranaki DHB encourages accessing medical services during COVID-19

Don’t neglect potentially serious health conditions because of concerns around COVID-19That’s the message from Taranaki DHB (TDHB) who is encouraging people to continue accessing medicalservices as required for treatment of non-COVID related issues. TDHB’s Incident Management Team controller, Becky Jenkins says “We are concerned people may not beaccessing care when they need it due to... Continue Reading →

TDHB prepare for Covid-19 response

More than 80 of Taranaki DHB’s doctors have put their hands up for a one-day BASIC for COVID trainingcourse so they are prepared, if needed to help fight COVID-19 in Base Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Dr Jonathan Albrett, HOD Intensive Care says, “Hawkes Bay Intensive care specialist, Dr Ross Freebairn hasdeveloped the COVID specific... Continue Reading →

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