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HB community antibiogram

For the most up-to-date community antibiogram from the Hawke’s Bay region, please click here.

Matariki weekend

Our collection centres will all be closed on Friday 24 June for the Matariki public holiday.

Queen’s birthday

Our collection centres will be closed on Monday June 6 for the Queen’s birthday public holiday. We will reopen again on Tuesday June 7.

Temporary collection centre closures

Unfortunately due to staffing issues, some of our collection centres are closed or operating reduced hours this week: Hastings Health Centre – open today (10 May). CLOSED from Wednesday 11 May.Taradale – CLOSEDHavelock North – open 8.00 am-12.00 pm and 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm. BOOKINGS ONLYNapier – open 7.30 am – 5.00 pmHastings (Maraekakaho Rd) – open 7.30 […]

Lab Update: April 2022

In this issue you will find: Easter and ANZAC weekend opening hoursCollection centre hours during AprilRemindersEmail contacts Read the full newsletter here>>

Easter & ANZAC weekends

Our collection centres will be closed on the Easter and ANZAC day public holidays.

We’ve reopened!

Our Taradale collection centre is now open again and our Havelock North collection centre will be reopening on Monday 14 February (by appointment only). Appointments MUST be made for all testing at our Havelock North collection centre. Book your test online here.

Lab Update – December 2021

In this issue we feature: Orange traffic light system – COVID*NEW* online blood test bookingsHPV testing and leaking cervical smearsSample type changesRemindersCollection centre opening hours over the festive season Read the full issue here>>

Use of saliva testing over summer

When the Auckland boundary lifts at 11:59pm Tuesday 14 December, anyone travelling from Auckland who is fully vaccinated will no longer need to show a proof of test, and instead can use their My Vaccine Pass to travel. Unvaccinated workers who are travelling are encouraged to use Rapid Antigen Tests, available from participating pharmacies free of charge, to meet […]

Book tests online – poster for clinics

In order to promote our new online booking system for blood tests in our Napier and Hastings collection centres, please feel free to print a copy of this poster for your clinic waiting rooms. It will enable your patients to have a better experience and less waiting time when going for their blood tests. The […]