Going Green

Posted by Geraint Martin on 30 September 2011 |

In June a staff member left a comment on my blog, suggesting we need to think about how to make our hospital greener and more sustainable. While I strongly agreed with her suggestion (and continue to do so), my answer at the time was that, sadly, we can’t confirm the size of CMDHB’s carbon footprint.

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Taking the Initiative

Posted by Geraint Martin on 23 September 2011 |

Monday morning saw me shadowing staff in Module 7 at the Manukau SuperClinic. It was a great morning spent observing the team at work and seeing them put the ‘granny test’ into action. If you haven’t already heard me talk about it, the ‘granny test’ is a way of determining whether or not the care we deliver is of a sufficient standard by considering whether you would be happy if your own granny received it. If you would be, we’re obviously on the right track. If not, how can we improve our care so that both you and granny are satisfied?

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A Letter from the CEO

Posted by Geraint Martin on 19 September 2011 |

Following my recent announcement about Achieving the Balance, here is a letter I’ve written to all staff and to the wider community for the upcoming issue of Connect. Please take a look to find out more about Achieving the Balance and what it means for Counties Manukau…

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Staying Safe

Posted by Geraint Martin on 16 September 2011 |

Many of you will have heard about the tragic serious assault that took place on Hospital Road, opposite the Kidz First public carpark, on Wednesday evening this week. A female member of the public was seriously assaulted and Police have yet to identify and apprehend the attacker. Our thoughts are with the woman involved and her family at this distressing time.

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