As temperatures rise, it's important to watch out for dehydration, especially in babies, older adults and people who work outside. Plan ahead - check the forecast, pack enough water and food, use a chiller bag. Drink plenty of water and encourage your children to drink often.
Nursing is a job that requires emotional strength – and in our travels at Manukau Health Park, we met Rebecca Girdwood – who adds physical strength to the mix.
Aotearoa is at a high risk of a measles outbreak this summer. Measles (Te mate karawaka) is highly contagious and spreads easily among people who are not immunised. It can cause serious problems, including brain swelling, chest infections, or death.
Buying gifts isn’t the only way we can show care over the holidays. Christmas can be a stressful or lonely time for many of us.
A very grateful police officer dropped into Middlemore Hospital’s Emergency Department just before Christmas, to offer profound thanks to some people who saved his life. Acting Sergeant Zane Wienk was struck by a fleeing driver in Counties Manukau a little over a year ago and suffered near fatal injuries.
Protect yourself, your whaanau, and your community by getting immunised. COVID-19 is still in our communities and is a significant risk. If you have test positive for COVID, we recommended you isolate for 5 days even if you only have mild symptoms.
On Friday, 15 December, Kidz First hosted a Christmas party in their main reception where staff could come along, listen to carols, see Santa, and donate gifts towards the Middlemore Foundation Christmas appeal.
Quietly working behind the Manukau Health Park Facilities Coordinator desk is one of New Zealand’s upcoming stars! Evander started singing when she was about nine years old and has been performing ever since.
Summer has officially arrived and the countdown to Christmas has begun. So Te Whatu Ora is calling for people to stay cool and look out for whānau with the intense heat predicted these holidays.