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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March Winners

Devada Nair

Devadas Nair

Security Officer

"Devadas guides people in and out of the entrance to Manukau Health Park, with a smile, warmth and humour. Devadas chats to patients, putting them at ease and making them feel comfortable, and answers questions with kindness."

Roimata Simpson

Roimata Simpson

Community Health Worker

"Roimata is very positive and committed to her role. She is insightful and engages women and whaanau in care that is meaningful for them.


Wyn Routley

Winifred (Wyn) Routely


"Wyn has worked at the Telephone Exchange for more than 40 years and has done so much for the team. Wyn always and goes the extra mile for customers when they ring, showing so much passion for her role and kindness to everyone, no matter the situation."


Pawan Kumar

Pawan Kumar

Registerned Nurse

​"Pawan is an excellent nurse who provides exceptionally high standard nursing care to patients and their whaanau. Pawan's strong skills and indepth knowledge around nursing and haemodialysis means he handles himself in a confident and composed manner no matter how complex the situation – making him a favourite with both patients and colleagues."

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Cathi Wintle


Cathi exudes all our organisational values, particularly Rangatiratanga and Manaakitanga. Her patients are reassured by her calm and kind nature, knowing that they are in excellent hands.

Fanau Ola

Fanau Ola - Clinical Nurses

The Fanau Ola Nurses have helped to cover staff shortages and strike action, measles vaccination, as well as being heavily involved in the COVID response for Counties Manukau, assisting with MIQ, vaccination and community education and support. Time and time again this team has stepped up beyond the call of duty to serve the needs of the people of Counties Manukau.

MMH Orderly Team

Orderly Team

The orderly team at Middlemore Hospital works extremely hard to allow our theatres to work efficiently -  taking patients to and from theatre and helping to position them. The orderlies are always in demand, often needing to be several places at one – but they work hard and don't complain. The Orderlies are incredibly kind to patients – which makes all the difference as patients are often anxious and afraid, so a friendly chat with an orderly really helps to put them at ease.

Anaesthetic Coaches

Anaesthetic Technician Team - Clinical Coaches

The Anaesthetic team coaches are exceptional at demonstrating all of our values. They demonstrate kindness and together on a daily basis and value all of their colleagues. In the last 2 years the anaesthetic technicians have experienced some difficult times (Whakaari and COVID to name two) but they have come out smiling, still delivering exceptional patient care and excellent training.

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