WDHB board members get behind Switch to Water campaign

24 October 2017 

They know it’s not going to be easy, but Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) board members Stuart Hylton and Dame Tariana Turia are committed to drinking water only to support next month’s Switch to Water campaign.

The New Zealand Dental Association is challenging the public to drink water only, for 30 days in November, in the hope it will encourage participants to carry on doing so once the challenge ends.

Mental Health Awareness Week encourages connection

3 October 2017

Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is putting its full support behind this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week from Monday 9 October through to Sunday 15 October.

Health promoter (mental health) Sarah Hawken says the week’s theme ‘Nature is key’ is the ideal prompt for the DHB to encourage Whanganui residents of all ages to look after their mental health by spending time outdoors with their colleagues, friends and/or family.

WDHB announces new chief executive appointment

5 October 2017

Healthcare of New Zealand, healthcare rehabilitation group manager Russell Simpson has been appointed Whanganui District Health Board’s (WDHB) new chief executive, WDHB board chair Dot McKinnon announced today.

“On behalf my board colleagues, I want to say how delighted we are that Russell has accepted the role and that there may be an opportunity for departing chief executive Julie Patterson to meet with him for a ‘handover’ before she leaves us on Friday 20 October,” Mrs McKinnon said.

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