NZ secures access to new COVID-19 treatment
New Zealand is amongst the first countries in the world to sign an advanced purchase agreement for the new COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment molnupiravir from pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD), Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.
Living with COVID – creating a safe future in South Auckland
Middlemore Hospital has been the epicentre of the COVID-19 Delta outbreak with over 1,100 cases since the pandemic began in the Counties Manukau region. The teams experience is now being applied to how services and patient care will be provided in the future.
New free taxi service to COVID-19 vax centres, in-home vaccinations available
From Friday, 1 October, NRHCC is offering a free taxi service to and from a COVID-19 vaccination centre or drive-through for people having their first dose who don’t drive or don’t have access to other forms of transport.
Exposure events at Middlemore Hospital
Counties Manukau DHB has advised the Ministry of Health of two COVID-19 exposure events at Middlemore Hospital. Both cases arrived at Middlemore’s Emergency Department last night seeking treatment for issues unrelated to COVID-19.
Elective surgery and outpatient clinic open at Counties Manukau
Media Statement - Counties Manukau Health has been the centre of the Delta community outbreak in Auckland. Like all health providers, COVID-19 alert level restrictions required changes to our scheduling of services including elective surgery and outpatient clinics.
CM Health Level 3 Visitor Policy; Guidance for outpatients and COVID contacts
With Auckland moving to Alert Level 3 CM Health has made changes to bring its Visitor Policy in line with the new Alert Level. Visiting at our facilities is currently only on essential and compassionate grounds, or for birthing partners.
Rapid testing for COVID-19 starts at Middlemore
Today Director General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield has announced a pilot of rapid antigen testing is to commence at Middlemore Emergency Department. Rapid Antigen Testing will improve the ability to more quickly detect the presence of COVID-19 virus.
Thank you Tāmaki Makaurau for your mahi; let’s keep up the testing to get down the Alert Levels
Tāmaki Makaurau health authorities are urging more Aucklanders to get a COVID-19 test to help the region move down Alert Levels and reconnect with the rest of Aotearoa.
COVID-19 exposure events at Middlemore Hospital
Media Statement The Ministry of Health is confirming that three people who presented to Middlemore Hospital in recent days have tested positive for COVID-19. The following information has been provided by Counties Manukau DHB.
Curious about what happens to your COVID-19 test?
Since the country entered level 4 lockdown our laboratory teams have scaled up their COVID-19 testing capacity, big time. Daily COVID-19 testing through our laboratory has increased from 500 to 5500 tests per day. The CM Health medical laboratory workforce consists of scientists, technicians, and clinicians.