Ward one Charge Nurse Manager Lucy Scott is continuing the legacy of her late grandad Sir John Scott who walked the same halls at Middlemore Hospital, where she now works. Sir John Scott was a medical scientist who received a knighthood for services to medicine.
Since its inception in 1999, The Middlemore Foundation has built a proud history of recognising and supporting the needs of the people of Counties Manukau.
Some of our Allied Health, Scientific and Technical (AHST) staff are scheduled to strike from 11:59pm this Sunday, 15 May – 11:59pm Monday, 16 May. This will have a significant impact on services and will result in the cancellation of elective surgery and outpatient clinics on Monday.
The atmosphere of delight and joy felt at the opening ceremony of Kidz First on 6 December 2000 is not what you would expect at a hospital, but after 22 years, that feeling lives on today.
The transition of twenty District Health Boards to Health New Zealand and the Maaori Health Authority is underway, and many in our community may have read about the changes.
Our nursing workforce is the largest group at Counties Manukau Health and like everyone the last two years has bought challenges that have been overcome with dedication, professionalism and truckloads of resilience.
Dr Anae Neru Leavasa knows Middlemore Hospital all too well. It is a place that has played a large part in his life with some hard memories and also some great ones over the years, he says.
Dr Karen Poutasi, Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, has had a long and varied career in the health sector, having held the Director General of Health role for ten years.
The Minister of Health has announced a taskforce to address the challenges of planned care that will be chaired by Counties Manukau Health Chief Medical Officer Dr Andrew Connolly.
Each year, the 5 May is dedicated to celebrating Midwives and the work they do both in our hospitals and our community, supporting the next generation of Counties Manukau whaanau into the world.