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Supporting our Pacific neighbours

Based in Middlemore Hospital, Counties Manukau Health has a dedicated team of nurses and support staff – the Regional Pacific Health team – who work with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to deliver health services to our Pacific neighbours as well as those referred to New Zealand...

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Local midwife and community become extended whaanau to South African family

Moving to a new country can be daunting for any whaanau let alone having a baby without your extended whaanau around you, but for Sue-Ann Groenewald her experience birthing her daughter at Pukekohe Birthing Unit couldn’t have gone better thanks to the support of her midwife and the local community.

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Government moves on drug checking to keep young New Zealanders safer this summer

Media Release 1 December 2020 – Minister of Health |The Government will pass time limited legislation to give legal certainty to drug checking services, so they can carry out their work to keep New Zealanders safer this summer at festivals without fear of prosecution, Health Minister Andrew Little says.

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Maternity staff care for Takanini local mum and newborn like family

Finding out you're pregnant 11,000 kilometres away from home may be a daunting experience, but it was the complete opposite for 28-year-old Takanini local Maneet Kaur who was back in her hometown Bangalore, India attending her sister’s wedding. “It was an exciting time for my husband and I.

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CM Health nurse leader’s outstanding contribution awarded

One of Counties Manukau Health’s leaders has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of Pacific people. Clinical Nurse Director, Division of Medicine, Safaato’a (To’a) Fereti won the Pasifika Futures Health and Wellbeing Award at the 2020 SunPix Pacific People Awards recently.

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Director-General among those thanking COVID response health workers

Media Release 17 November 2020 - Health Quality and Safety Commission | Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is among those thanking health care workers for their compassion and commitment during the recent crises in the health and disability sector, including the COVID-19 lockdown and ongoing response.

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Counties Manukau Health develops ground-breaking primary and community services system of care

Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) is developing a system of care for primary and community services to support people and whaanau living with long-term conditions (LTCs) that is the first of its kind.

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