Because of the work we do in the Centre for Health and Social Practice, we are closely aligned with local and regional industry organisations. We have built partnerships that benefit local communities in practice and research. And our students are able to experience the diversity of health and social care available in the Waikato.
Waikato District Health Board - Each year, Wintec students contribute over 28,000 clinical placement days at the Waikato District Health Board across an extensive range of clinical areas.
Midlands District Health Boards (Taranaki, Bay of Plenty, Lakes and Tairawhiti) – Wintec students are also placed at District Health Boards and smaller rural hospitals throughout the midlands region to support regional service delivery and workforce development.
Dedicated education units – Within the Waikato DHB, residential aged care facilities and other health providers dedicated to supporting students on clinical placements. These DEUs encourages relationships between students and clinical staff. Our Tamahere Eventide Home & Retirement Village DEU recently won an award for Wintec’s Best Clinical Placement.
Private hospitals, primary health care providers, iwi providers, residential aged care and dementia facilities, schools and kura, government agencies and non-government organisations – We work in partnership with a wide range of health and social service providers and other organisations throughout Hamilton and our region to provide quality placements for students, deliver health and wellbeing initiatives, provide health management consultation services and research.
Health checks – Wintec students provide free health checks at a range of Waikato and Hamilton events such as the Fieldays, local truck stops, and large scale iwi events such as Tainui games and Koroneihana.