Stories of Change 2 December 2016 | I recently returned from sabbatical overseas and one comment made to me by a GP in England sticks in my mind. He said, “You know what, it’s too easy to be a bad GP here now”.
Media release 2 December 2016 | Counties Manukau District Health Board members now appointedChief Executive of Counties Manukau Health, Geraint Martin, has welcomed the appointment of the remaining Board members announced earlier today by Health Minister, Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman.
Latest news 11 October 2016 | Leah Bennett joined Clendon Family Health Centre 18 months ago as part of the NEPT Expansion Programme, fresh from Auckland University.
Latest news 6 October 2016 | We have moments of excellence in our organisation every day and that’s due to the people who work here.
Latest news 12 August 2016 | I started smoking when I was 15. I had just started work, which meant I could afford to buy my own cigarettes. Back then there were no known concerns or warnings about smoking.
Counties Manukau has the fastest growing older population in New Zealand, with approximately 2,500 deaths per year. Of that number 1000 people die in Hospital. What’s interesting is that 67% would prefer to die in their own home. The reality is only 18% get that opportunity.
Stuff. co. nz 8 August 2016 | Renowned Northland GP Dr Lance O'Sullivan is now a clinical fellow of Ko Awatea. He is well known for his commitment to addressing preventable childhood disease related to poverty and for campaigning for equity in healthcare and health outcomes.
NZ Herald. 7 August 7 2018 | A throat cancer sufferer has a new jaw, created with the help of innovative 3D printing techniques - the first Kiwi to benefit from the cutting-edge technology.
Radio New Zealand 1 August 2016 | The national register would collect and record people's information throughout their lifetime after being first admitted to the Auckland or Christchurch specialist spinal services. Between 130 and 180 people are diagnosed with spinal cord injuries each year in New Zealand.
Latest news 6 July 2016 | People across the organisation have been working with me over the past 12-18 months on our long- term plans, which include the development of our Healthy Together strategy.