Middlemore doctor leads COVID-19 treatment trial
Latest News 30 April 2020| A Counties Manukau Health doctor is leading a trial to find possible treatments for COVID-19. Middlemore clinical microbiologist and infectious diseases physician Dr Susan Morpeth is at the helm of the New Zealand arm of an Australasian study (ASCOT: the Australasian COVID-19 Trial).
Covid controls remain at Middlemore ED entry
Latest News 28 April 2020 | Strict entry controls and procedures will remain in place at Middlemore Hospital’s Emergency Department in the Level 3 phase of the Coronavirus response.
Northern Region DHBs test over 40,000 people for COVID-19
Regional Media Release 24 April 2020 | Latest Northern Region Health Communication Centre (NRHCC) data shows that since testing began in February, the Northern Region DHBs (Northland, Waitematā, Auckland and Counties Manukau) have tested more than 40,000 people for COVID-19.
Virtual appointments ensure continuity of care during COVID-19 pandemic
Regional Media Release 23 April 2020 | Thousands of outpatient appointments that would normally have been cancelled during the COVID-19 lockdown have been able to go ahead due to the use of digital technology.
COVID-19 update: Transport in Auckland under Alert Level 3
The Government has announced that New Zealand will be moving to Alert Level 3 at 11:59pm on Monday, 27 April 2020.
No COVID-19 positive results from Auckland sentinel community testing
Media Release 20 April 2020 | Testing of more than 400 members of the public at two locations in Auckland on Saturday has returned no positive results. The opportunity to be tested was made available at locations in Mangere and Henderson.
COVID-19 sentinel community testing undertaken in Auckland
NRHCC Media release 18 April 2020 | A total of 300 people have provided swabs for COVID-19 testing at two sentinel community testing locations in Auckland today. Testing was undertaken in Mangere and Henderson, with 150 swabs taken from members of the public who volunteered for testing at each location.
120 Maaori community health workers to be deployed to assist with COVID-19 response
Media Release April 16 2020 | Up to 120 new community health workers will support whānau wellbeing during and post the COVID-19 outbreak as part of a partnership between the Northern Region DHBs (Northland, Waitematā, Auckland and Counties Manukau), iwi and Māori health providers.
Cleaners busy keeping Middlemore Hospital safe
Latest News 15 April 2020 | A team of cleaners at Counties Manukau Health has ramped up activity to ensure Middlemore Hospital remains safe in the wake of COVID-19.
Hospital EDs are open for business despite COVID-19
Media Release April 9 2020 | As we enter the Easter holiday, district health boards have issued a reminder that hospital Emergency Departments remain open to provide care to patients despite the COVID-19 lockdown.