Looking Back and Going Forward

Posted by Geraint Martin on 15 July 2011 |

When I get the opportunity, I like to spend time simply walking around Middlemore. Recently I was doing just that with someone who hadn’t been there for a year or two. They were astonished at how far MMH had come, in terms of the hospital’s facilities, in such a short period of time.

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Starting a Two-Way Conversation

Posted by Geraint Martin on 8 July 2011 |

I’m delighted to have had lots of feedback about this blog since I revived it a month ago, with people across the organisation commenting on its content and style, and, most pleasing of all, taking me up on my offer to shadow staff for two half days each month (Come Fly With Me, July 1 2011). Soon I’ll be shadowing staff in our Ophthalmology Department and taking a closer look at what their roles involve. Thanks to those who invited me along – I look forward to spending time with you soon. The invitation – to have me shadow you or to shadow me as CEO – will remain open to everyone in the organisation. Just send me an email – – I’m always open to hearing from you.

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Come Fly With Me

Posted by Geraint Martin on 1 July 2011 |

This week I have three challenges for you…

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What are your top 10?

Posted by Geraint Martin on 24 June 2011 |

It’s almost the end of the financial year and I’m pleased to report that, despite the difficult environment in which we’ve been operating, CMDHB has performed extraordinarily well over the last 12 months. This is largely thanks to Thriving in Difficult Times – a hugely successful project which this year has saved us somewhere in the region of $10 million.

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The Challenge of 2013

Posted by Geraint Martin on 17 June 2011 |

What a week – both for New Zealand, with the volcanic ash and earthquakes in Christchurch, and also for CMDHB as we count down to the opening of Ko Awatea. My heart goes out to Cantabrians who are living through these earthquakes and the associated uncertainty and disruption. I’m sure you join with me in sending them our support.

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Inventing Our Future

Posted by Geraint Martin on 10 June 2011 |

More than a year has passed since I last updated my CEO blog. I launched it in 2009 with great hope for its potential and determination to keep it updated regularly. Despite good intentions, this soon didn’t happen.

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