A Dame in our midst
Congratulations to Dr Teuila Percival, Consultant Paediatrician here with Kidz First, who became a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Health and the Pacific community, in the Kings Birthday honours list.
At the heart of volunteering
Sreyon Murthi, Pharmacist and Clinical Change Analyst, treasures the opportunity to give back, a notion that aligns with our values at Te Whatu Ora for Counties Manukau.
Working in health at the core is about understanding and caring for people
“Talofa lava, o lo’u igoa o Jessee Tanu Fia’Ali’i. I was born and raised in Māngere with my four siblings. My parents are from the villages of Fogāsavai'i in Savai'i and Afega in Upolu.
Combating Climate Change at Counties Manukau
Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau has multiple energy efficiency projects underway that will help to combat climate change.
Clinical News with Dr Andrew Connolly
Kia Ora tatou. Right now, at Counties Manukau, we’re taking stock of the recent Budget announcements on health spending.
Cold homes contributing to sick kids in winter
Our Kidz First Children’s Emergency Department sees an increase in respiratory disease and illness most winters - with the statistics for respiratory disease in Pacific and Maaori being higher than other ethnic groups.
Blood Drive Saves Lives
The Middlemore Blood Drive is an annual event hosted at Ko Awatea. The most recent event took place on Friday 19 May, after being postponed for the past three years due to COVID-19. This year's Blood Drive was attended by 70 staff with 55 units of blood donated.
Warriors Warm Up Winter at Kidz First
The One NZ Warriors stopped by Kids First this week to say kia ora to the tamariki in support of Jammies for June! Jammies for June has been running for 12 years to help keep Kidz First patients warm.
Sandra's Smokefree story
Sandra is now happily smoke free and you can be too! Our Smokefree team were visiting the Local Doctors in Mangere and talking to people about stopping smoking, offering carbon monoxide measurement via a breathalyser machine showing the amount of toxins in lungs.