Dreaming of a new life rich with opportunities, Luisa Lilo’s parents immigrated from Samoa to New Zealand in the 1950s. Like many other Samoan families, it was not always easy when they first came to Aotearoa.
Nurse Educator Karen Coubray is proud to be from a multi-generational Middlemore family. Some might say nursing runs in their blood as the legacy continues. "My connection to Middlemore started before I was even working here.
Mark Fellows can hear perfectly well but he can also hold an everyday conversation in sign language to communicate with people who have hearing problems.
There is a reason why the corridors of Middlemore Hospital corridors are quite wide – they once needed to accommodate the army jeeps carrying wounded soldiers through.
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.