More than 600,000 people live in Counties Manukau and many of these people have special health needs.
Over the last two years, there were more than 926,000 outpatient care appointments in Counties Manukau and nearly 65 per cent of these people were seen at Manukau Health Park. This number is forecast to grow by more than 20 per cent over the next 10 years.
It is crucial that South Aucklanders can access the care they need from health services and high quality facilities that support better health and wellbeing
Major programmes are underway to address this need, led in collaboration with Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand, Counties Manukau, Mana Whenua and local community health and social organisations.
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There are five areas that have been identified as part of the plan to improve accessibility, communication, technology, facilities, staff capacity and overall patient and staff experience:
The Buildings and Spaces programme
We will construct additional building capacity at Manukau Health Park to achieve better health outcomes and reduced inequity. This will involve more cost-effective services and an improved patient, whaanau and staff experience.
The People and Work programme
We will further develop an engaged, resilient, local workforce that deliver outpatient and community specialist health services at Manukau Health Park and in the community.
Optimise Care programme
We will refine clinical services to maximise and sustain patient health benefits while supporting our workforce with appropriate resources and facilities.
Digitally Enable programme
We will introduce improved technology for flexible delivery of the clinical services and effective use of space and time. This will make sure that staff and physical capacity is optimised. We will provide accurate, timely data and information to support decision making, measure outcomes and inform resource needs.
Listen and Re-Imagine programme
We will put whaanau and consumer voices at the centre of Grow Manukau and community Care
Just some of the important features of the Build Manukau site redevelopment include:
Caption: Radiology entrance, Manukau Health Park - North Building.
The investment is expected to deliver benefits in three key areas including health equity, patient experiences, and efficiency.
Better health outcomes and improved health equity for all citizens:
More cost-effective services with reduced pressure on Middlemore Hospital:
Improved patient, whaanau and staff experience with MHP services:
Caption: Manukau Health Park, East Building
2022: Infrastructure construction complete
2025: Theatres and East building complete
2025: North building complete
2025: Refurbishments and Recladding of the surgical building complete
Working with Mana Whenua is critical to ensure the local environment is protected and the physical appearance of new building are designed in a way that represents the rich and deep history of the land.
The site of the Manukau Health Park is part of the traditional and cultural landscape of Puhinui, connected by the waters of Waipuhinui (Puhinui Stream). Waipuhinui flows through the northern section of the site, with one of its tributaries traditionally flowing through the west. As a result, the Manukau Health Park is intimately connected to Waipuhinui and the many waahi tupuna (ancestral sites) of the Puhinui cultural landscape, including Ngaa Matukurua and Te Maanuka.