Media release 20 June 2018 | District Health Boards have begun implementing contingency plans following notice to strike by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
In a national first, Counties Manukau Health has created the role of community dermatology and infectious diseases nurse specialist. Kusum Narayan works in their own homes with adult patients experiencing complex recurrent skin conditions, to help prevent their readmission to hospital.
Media release 1 June 2018 | Counties Manukau Health is opening a newly renovated 30-bed ward at Middlemore Hospital in order to meet the increased demand associated with winter. Ward 21 on level 5 of the Galbraith building will open on July 9, 2018 as a General Medicine ward.
Media release 28 May 2018 | Falls, sports, and vehicle accidents are the leading causes of traumatic injuries among the 161 people covered by the New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury Registry’s first report, released yesterday by ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.
Media release 28 May 2018 | Every year in New Zealand around 130 to 180 people are diagnosed with spinal cord impairment (SCI). This can happen through injury, congenital cause or through a medical problem. Spinal cord impairment can affect babies, children and adults.
Media release 21 May 2018 | Counties Manukau Health has accepted independent reports that confirm the Galbraith building is ‘earthquake prone’.
Media release 18 May 2018 | Counties Manukau Health welcomes Budget 2018, in particular the allocation of $750 million of new capital to DHBs for urgent building problems, improved access to healthcare for children through the extension of free visits to GPs to under-14-year-olds, and reduced cost of GP visits…
Media release 14 May 2018 | Counties Manukau Health will no longer be providing a free patient shuttle service to the Manukau SuperClinic, effective from 18 May 2018. The decision comes after demand for the service has been declining with increasing costs to keep the shuttles on the road.
Media release 11 May 2018 | Counties Manukau Health hopes to work with the Middlemore Foundation to create a charitable trust to provide accommodation support for the whaanau of some of our out-of-region patients. CM Health provides regional and national services through our Burns and Spinal units, among others.
The new chair of Counties Manukau Health, Vui Mark Gosche, yesterday toured Middlemore site buildings, including the Galbraith and Scott buildings and KidzFirst. Next week (16 May) the Board will receive a report about the Galbraith building, including an expert, peer reviewed report about its earthquake status.