“People don’t have to die – but some still are!”
Temira Mataroa knows how precious life is. After the devastating and tragic loss of two of her children to a rare Leukodystrophy Disorder, Temira doesn’t take anything for granted especially when it comes to health.
I will continue doing whatever I can to serve our kaumatua and improve their quality of life
Counties-Manukau’s Dr Lina Groenewald is the recipient of the prestigious Health Delivery Research Career Development Award and has chosen to focus her research on a topic close to her heart - 'Describing care pathways for patients with delirium discharged from hospital'.
Health Fund for Pacific communities now open
Pacific community organisations are strongly urged to apply for the Pacific Community Health Fund, now open for applications. “Pacific communities know what works for our communities, and what will create positive changes to lift Pacific wellbeing for families,” said the Associate Minister of Health Aupito William Sio.
A shared history and bond brings one of our own home to Middlemore
On Monday 15 August, we were privileged to welcome Markerita (Meg) Poutasi, National Director, Pacific Health at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand back to Middlemore to meet senior leaders and the Pacific Team.
Teaming up to save lives
Counties Manukau and Waitemata have joined forces to deliver a bowel screening education workshop for the Chinese community in Pakuranga which can save lives.
Helping tamariki in our community
Winter 2022 was always going to be challenging for our Counties Manukau community, and with so many tamariki in our district we filmed some of our paediatric doctors and nurses in May to give helpful advice for common winter illnesses.
New Primary Mental Health Service for Youth Launches thanks to Wellbeing Budget
A suite of primary mental health and wellbeing services for youth is launching in the Counties Manukau Rohe. The new service, Waypoint – navigating wellbeing, te whai oranga aims to improve mental health access and choice for rito (youth and young adults 12 -24 years).
It's an honour gaining trust from my patients and their families
Jennifer Futialo is a District nurse with the community home healthcare team. Every day she uses the cultural values taught from her Cook Islands upbringing to help her patients. "the majority of our patients in the community are Pasifika, if not Cook Islanders.