Traditional Maaori activity an effective rehab tool
Latest News 21 December 2020 | Wednesday is Poi Day on Ward 23. Every week patients on Middlemore Hospital’s adult neurological rehabilitation ward join Spinpoi instructor Joanne Paton for a session of Maaori performance art.
Make this festive season one to remember – for the right reasons
CM Health is urging everyone to take a few extra measures to keep safe this summer and help out our busy hospital. Dr Pete Watson, Counties Manukau Health’s Chief Medical Officer, says many of the accidents and injuries usually treated at this time of year are avoidable.
CM Health will continue to provide community the right care, at the right place, at the right time
Media Release 15 December 2020 | People needing emergency medical care in the eastern part of Counties Manukau will continue to get the care they need, when they need it.
Community urged to seek the right care for their condition, help keep ED free for life threatening emergencies
Dr Vanessa Thornton, Clinical Director of Middlemore Hospital’s Emergency Department, is asking for the Counties Manukau community’s assistance as the hospital’s Emergency Department nears capacity levels.
Health Care Assistant marks 20 years of supporting women and whaanau in Botany
For the last 20 years, Health Care Assistant (HCA) at Botany Downs Birthing Unit Vida Kereopa has seen many changes with the women and whaanau who’ve come into the unit, but her care for them has remained constant.
CM Health team’s trailblazing approach to combating rheumatic heart disease
Latest News 9 December 2020 | A Counties Manukau Health team led by paediatric infectious diseases specialist, Dr Rachel Webb, will develop and test an all-new approach for the early detection of rheumatic heart disease as part of a suite of new research to be carried out by some of…
Pharmacies in the Counties Manukau area offering free measles vaccination
CM Health school nurse Cristine Ronberg and Prohealth Pharmacist Ashika Devi-Chaudhary vaccinating at Alfriston College
For the first time, 49 pharmacies in the Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) area are offering free measles vaccination to young people aged 16 to 30*.
FASD - Mum’s heartfelt plea to support pregnant women
“Alcohol hurt me. I wish someone had helped my mum not to drink so my brain wouldn’t have gotten hurt. ” Sam* is 11-years-old and was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) at the age of five.
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…
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.