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A very modern problem

Posted by CEO Blog on 6 October 2016 |

Most of us go to great lengths to keep our homes safe and secure.  For some this may mean a locked front gate, an alarm, security lights, or maybe even cameras to monitor your property remotely.  For your valuables the level of protection may be increased by keeping them locked away in a safe. The success of you protecting your home is dependent on all layers of protection being in place, and working. If you have an alarm – make sure it is on, and don’t leave the front door open!

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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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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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Spinal cord injury registry to help NZ patients

Posted by CEO Blog on 4 August 2016 |

Healthy Together | Healthy Services

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The New Tiaho Mai

Posted by Geraint Martin | Chief Executive on 22 July 2016 |

There has been a lot of discussion in the media in recent times about how we as a society and in particular how District Health Boards care for our mentally unwell. As a health board, we recognise the importance of treating our very unwell patients with the best, evidence-based therapeutic environment possible. To this end, I am very pleased to share with you the imminent start of the new Tiaho Mai. We will soon be moving some patients into other refurbished but temporary areas to allow for construction to begin over the next couple of months. 

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How are we really doing?

Posted by Geraint Martin | Chief Executive on 14 July 2016 |

Recently, we shared with the media the findings of a report on CM Health’s performance.

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We’re asking you, and our community, to have your say

Posted by CEO Blog on 5 July 2016 |

People across the organisation have been working with me over the past 12-18 months on our long- term plans, which include the development of our Healthy Together strategy. As part of this, we have been reviewing future service requirements for sites we currently own throughout the district. The largest of these sites is the Manukau SuperClinic (MSC) site.

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Eti

Moments of excellence

Posted by CEO Blog on 8 June 2016 |

We have moments of excellence in our organisation every day and that’s due to the people who work here. People who are passionate about what they do and have a real ‘fire in their belly’ for providing the best care they can and making a difference. Meet Eti Televave and Tanya du Plessis, two staff members who strive to be the best in what they do, yet remain humble, thankful and determined to give back to the people and communities that supported them. Eti is a senior physiotherapist who recently graduated from a Pasifika Leadership Programme and Tanya was awarded Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) Pharmacist of the year (2015).

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A Nurse's Life

Posted by Geraint Martin on 26 May 2016 |

After recently celebrating the Midwifery and Nursing Awards it seemed timely to acknowledge these dedicated and skilled men and women who provide quality and compassionate care 24/7, 365 days a year. With nurses and midwives at CM Health numbering over 3000, they are a valued and vital part of our workforce. Over the years, nurses and midwives have been agile and flexible to grow with the needs of the organisation and the people they serve. While their skills, specialties and roles may have changed over time, the community spirit that was forged back in those early days when the hospital first opened in 1947 remains. So what was it like to be a nurse in 1947? Who better to take us on that journey than Esme Green (nee Montgomery) – Middlemore Hospital’s first trainee nurse?

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Becoming the best

Posted by CEO Blog on 20 April 2016 |

If you or your loved one had to come into hospital, what kind of service or experience would you expect?  If you said good communication, consistent, safe and coordinated care, and being treated with kindness, respect and dignity, you wouldn’t be alone. In fact a large percent of our patients tell us that being treated this way makes a big difference to their overall quality of care and treatment.   So how do we know we are providing the service we would be happy for our loved ones to receive and if not, why not?

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