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Giving the elderly a voice, when they can’t speak for themselves

Posted by Mark Fisher on 3 October 2016 |

One of the things we all have in common is that we are all going to grow old.  If we are lucky we will remain physically and mentally well, which means being able to make our own decisions and have control over our lives.  However, have you considered what happens if you can no longer make decisions on your behalf due to dementia or some other illness?

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Great care everywhere - APAC Forum 2016

Posted by CEO Blog on 20 September 2016 |

This time last week, some 1500 health and care change-makers travelled from over 30 countries to ‘explore new frontiers’ and ‘design a blueprint for a healthy future’ at this year’s APAC Forum in Sydney, Australia.

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Papakura Primary

Giving kids a 'fair go'

Posted by CEO Blog on 30 August 2016 |

In a previous blog, I spoke about Dr Lance O’Sullivan, who is working in the health equity area.  Helping to support that work is an exciting project calledKootuitui kiPapakura, which is tackling the issue of equity head on by helping the children of Papakura to have the same opportunities as other children in New Zealand.

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Mana Kidz programme helps reduce Rheumatic Fever rates

Posted by Communications Team on 15 August 2016 |

TVNZ | The housing crisis is being blamed for a sudden rise of rheumatic fever cases in the Auckland region after years of decreasing rates.

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3d printing techniques

Doctors hail 'incredible' surgery

Posted by Communications Team on 12 August 2016 |

NZ Herald.  Sunday August 7 | A throat cancer sufferer has a new jaw, created with the help of innovative 3D printing techniques - the first Kiwi to benefit from the cutting-edge technology.

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Lungs on loan

Posted by Team Counties on 9 August 2016 |

I started smoking when I was 15.  I had just started work, which meant I could afford to buy my own cigarettes. Back then there were no known concerns or warnings about smoking.

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Lance O'Sullivan joins Ko Awatea at Middlmore Hospital

Posted by Communications Team on 8 August 2016 |

Stuff.co.nz | Renowned Northland GP Dr Lance O'Sullivan​ is now a clinical fellow of Ko Awatea.

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Govt launches register of spinal injuries

Posted by Communications Team on 5 August 2016 |

Radio New Zealand | The national register would collect and record people's information throughout their lifetime after being first admitted to the Auckland or Christchurch specialist spinal services.

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Spinal cord injury registry to help NZ patients

Posted by CEO Blog on 4 August 2016 |

Healthy Together | Healthy Services

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Child protection is everyone's responsibility

Posted by Team Counties: Julie Carroll on 1 August 2016 |

I have worked for the Child Protection Service at CM Health for 12 years in various roles. Last month I was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Counties Manukau Police for my collaborative work with Police and Child youth and family (CYF) when children are admitted to Kidz First with suspected abuse.

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