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Do you know someone who should be our next Local Hero?

Local Heroes is an initiative designed to recognise and reward staff members who others feel have gone above and beyond in their service to other staff members, our patients, and their whaanau. Click onto the yellow star above to find out more, including our Local Heroes nomination form.

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November Winners

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Tom Deane

Physiotherapist AT&R

"Tom exemplifies both excellence in his work, and kindness to all, whether dealing with patients or colleagues. Time and again Tom has gone above the call of duty to prioritise patient care and support our team to get the best possible result. Tom is an excellent physio, a great person to work with and an example to all staff."

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Peter Moralista

Registered Nurse Ward 35 North, Plastic Surgery

"Peter is one of a kind -  an efficient, caring, well-mannered and calm nurse to work with. Peter is approachable and a good listener,  regularly going above and beyond to help his patients out."


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Bev McClelland

Clinical Nurse Director – Emergency Department

"Bev is kind, welcoming and supportive of staff. Since joining the team a year ago she has been the shining light of the emergency department. Bev’s door is always open for a debrief or a chat, she values every staff member and makes sure to tell them so."


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Catherine Letiu

Enrolled Nurse Ward 33 North

​"Catherine brings a cheerful vibe to the workplace, never failing to make everyone smile with her positive energy. Her kindness, patience and understanding is contagious, reminding us to step back and take a breath when things seem impossible. We are truly grateful for her patience, support and understanding."

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COVID-19 Screeners, Manukau Health Park

Alicia Rutherford, Marleen Williams and Barry King

"They volunteered at the beginning of the latest lockdown (August) to screen patients coming to appointments, often outside and in all kinds of weather.  No matter the weather, they’re out there with smiles on their faces and are professional, friendly and helpful -  living our values."

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