Over 1,400 people accessed free GP care and hundreds more took advantage of free pain relief for children at pharmacies across Counties Manukau last weekend, prompting more health providers to step in and help this Matariki weekend.
Given New Zealand has had nearly three years without the influenza virus circulating in our communities we expected this winter to be challenging. Our immunity against the flu viruses, including in children, is low.
From the desk of Middlemore Clinical Trials CEO Edward Watson: In 2021, Middlemore Clinical Trials (MMCT) celebrated 20 years of partnership with Middlemore Hospital.
World Smokefree Day on the 31 May was a great opportunity for people to try to quit smoking and to celebrate success stories from people who had stopped smoking.
Middlemore is busy and we are under pressure. Winter has arrived and we are seeing an increase in flu and respiratory illnesses in our community. Our Hospital is extremely busy, and our own workforce illnesses and vacancies remain a challenge.
IMAGE: CM Health volunteers Gael and Robynne doing what they do best - helping patients and visitors at Middlemore Hospital. Making new friends, mixing with people, and keeping busy are some things that have inspired some of Counties Manukau Health’s volunteers to join the team at Middlemore Hospital.
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.