Te Mana Ki Tua, a new specialist weight management service for Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau started operating yesterday. The service is made up of several initiatives to support those living with weight-related health conditions in Counties Manukau.
Kia ora Tatou As Winter sets in there’ve been some great instances of co-operation between Counties and our regional colleagues at Te Toka Tumai [Auckland] and Waitemata.
‘Lived experience’ and ‘co-design’ aren’t just the latest buzz words – they are now a ‘must have’ in using consumer voice to design effective, equitable and accessible healthcare. “The patients themselves can be the best source of information,” says Lisa Blake, Improvement Advisor - Co Design.
We had a koorero with Barney - a teacher, parent, and doting son – who tells us his story of the healing power of whaanau. Recently his Mum arrived at Middlemore Hospital with a haemoglobin count of 65 and in need of a blood transfusion.
When the temperature drops, we all run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the weather, so it’s important to take extra precautions at this time of year.
‘Anei au, too pou whirinaki - I'm here, I'll support you’ National Volunteer Week is from 18-24 June, and the ideal time to reflect on the amazing, selfless work our volunteers do! Our volunteers are a melting pot of people from different backgrounds and cultures,…
Congratulations to Dr Teuila Percival, Consultant Paediatrician here with Kidz First, who became a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Health and the Pacific community, in the Kings Birthday honours list.