Forté News

The innovative new ear surgery only at Forté Hospital

It’s a common ear complaint for which Tom Kuruvilla has crafted a unique solution, meaning most of his patients are home by the end of the day – and back surfing just a few weeks later!

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COVID-19 Alert Level Two Update

Forté Health is delighted to be operating as usual under COVID Alert Level Two however we do have extra safety and security measures in place. Read full details here.

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Have your say - patient satisfaction survey

How did we do? If you've been to Forté recently, please complete this survey and let us know how it went.

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COVID-19 Alert Level Three Update

Forté Health is open under COVID Alert Level 3 with additional precautions in place. Read here for full information about what this means.

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COVID-19 Alert Level Four Update

As New Zealand remains in COVID-19 Alert Level Four, Forté Health is operating under Level Four protocols.

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Forté Health upskill staff to bring CPR training in-house

New skills, new job title and new responsibilities for a Forté Health team member, as CPR training is brought in-house.

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Keeping our patients safe from RSV - advice for those visiting Forté Hospital

Visitors and patients at Forté Hospital are being asked to be extra vigilant to prevent the spread of a serious winter virus that’s making Kiwi kids sick.

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Kaumātua Kawiti is here to help

State-of-the-art surgical and patient facilities are not all that's on offer at Forté Health. Kawiti Tukuru is Forté’s Kaumātua and he is always on hand to help patients in need. 

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Forté uniforms head to the Pacific Islands

Forté Health has teamed up with The Rotary NZ World Community Service to send desperately needed items to Pacific Island hospitals.

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COVID-19 Update

As New Zealand expands its bubble (just a little), Forté Health has updated its COVID-19 requirements.

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Pedal power making a comeback at Forté Health

An initiative to support and encourage cycling has taken off at Forté Health – and the bike sheds are full as a result!

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Forté wins award for paediatric initiatives

The Forté team are on their way home from the ‘Leaders in Quality’ Awards, with one of the top Awards in their luggage!

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Blessing and celebration of new oxygen supply

It’s better for the staff, the patients and the environment – making the installation of Forté Health’s new oxygen supply system a milestone worth celebrating!

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Forté Health Level Two Update – 15 February

As the country enters Alert Level Two – and Alert Level Three for Auckland - Forté Health is reinstating its Alert Level Two precautions.

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Innovation & collaboration yields improved care for knee patients

A new multi-disciplinary approach to knee injuries, which Forté Health is involved in, is making it easier – and cheaper – for patients to fully recover.

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Vigilance remains as Forté Health welcomes in the New Year

While welcoming 2021 with optimism, Forté Health is remaining vigilant in the new year with ongoing screening and testing procedures in place to detect and prevent any spread of COVID-19.

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Christmas at Forté Health – hours and availability

As 2020 comes to an end we’re sure all New Zealanders are ready to slow down and enjoy the festive celebrations with family and friends.  Here at Forté Health we’re doing the same – closing from 23 December until 12 January 2021.

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New oxygen tanks build a more sustainable future

You may have noticed some work underway at Forté Health.  It’s all part of our constant focus on innovation – ways we can do things better for our staff, our patients and our environment.

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From good to great – Forté Health pledges another three years of support for Māia’s mission

It’s a shared vision to ensure Cantabrians enjoy a world-class, enhanced health system that has brought Forté Health and Māia Health Foundation together for a further three years.

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Forté Health welcomes Janet Whineray

Forté Health welcomes Christchurch obstetrician and gynaecologist Janet Whineray to the Forté Health board.

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Forté Health – Level One COVID Update, 7 October

While we welcome the news that the whole of New Zealand will be at Alert Level 1 from midnight 7 October 2020, here at Forté Health we will continue to remain vigilant to any COVID risk.

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Forté Health Level One Update

At Level 1 we are continuing with previous Level 2 precautions until the levels around the country stabilise. Please read on for further information.

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Forté Health wins Gold Award for sustainability

Forté Health has gone where no South Island hospital has gone before by being awarded the Toitū EnviroMark Gold Award for environmental sustainability.

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Forté Health Level Two Update - 12 August

Please read this updated information for patients and visitors to Forté Hospital.

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COVID-19 update 10/06/2020 - Level 1

Information for Patients and Visitors to Forte Health Hospital regarding COVID-19

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Forté Health delighted to partner with Māia’s Feast success!

The Forté team is delighted to be able to support Māia in its mission to take our health services from good to great

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Can you spot Forté’s new feathered friend?

Forté Health is bringing a Kiwi icon and cheeky feathered friend to life to help put young patients at ease.

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Staff wellness takes priority for those on the caring front line

Forté staff have climbed Mt Cook and back in the name of wellness – and they’ve done it in the stairwell of the hospital.

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New ward opens at Forté

A brand-new, state-of-the-art ward at Forté Health is now ready to welcome patients.

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Forté paves the way in sustainability

Canterbury’s newest private hospital is cutting waste and upping recycling efforts to lead the way in protecting the environment.

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