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Waikato DHB CBACs assess over 6000

Waikato DHB CBACs assess over 6000

Posted April 05, 2020
Health

Media Release: Waikato District Health Board

More than 6000 people have been assessed by the eight Waikato Community Based Assessment Centres (CBAC) as of Saturday, 4 April.

“The number of people we have been able to assist is the result of so much hard work by our Waikato DHB, Civil Defence, iwi and council partners. A special thank you also to our lab staff who turned around Waikato’s ability to test for COVID-19 in a matter of days,” said Dr Damian Tomic, Waikato DHB clinical director of planning.

“The healthcare team has been incredible in redeploying from their usual jobs to ensure the CBACs are well staffed and running at full speed from the moment they open.”

CBAC sites are set up very quickly, within 24 hours if necessary.

Whangamata is the next CBAC to open on 6 April to increase support for the local community and local health services.