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.
‘Diversity, whaanau, acceptance, challenges and doing a job well’ – these are just some of the reasons why our staff love their jobs and stay at Counties Manukau Health for years.
In many cultures, sharing food is showing love – and this is also the way in many Asian homes. But some popular Chinese ingredients aren’t so loving to our bodies, and that is message the Be Health Wise workshops are delivering to the Chinese community.
Sitela Payne-Vimahi, a senior social worker with the Fanau Ola team, talks about her passion for making a difference in the lives of Pasifika people, how her faith guides her work. "My role is to poupou (advocate), tokoni (enable), and fakaivi'i (empower) our Pasifika patients, especially our Tongan community.
CM Health is proud to be a teaching hospital – meaning we help train the next generation of Health professionals.
Attributed to a CM Health spokesperson:A patient, who later tested positive for COVID-19, presented to Middlemore Hospital at 5pm on Saturday evening, 4 September, with atypical COVID-19 symptoms.
The COVID-19 pandemic, and resulting lockdowns, have created big changes to our lives, and alcohol consumption may have changed for some people. Hazardous drinking can be harmful for everyone, but drinking during pregnancy can harm both mother and child.
Let’s get straight to the point – lockdown isn’t a natural way to live. Some of us kiwis are enjoying time with whaanau at home while not working, others are essential workers, and some of us are trying to balance work and home life.
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.
The first patient with COVID-19 arrived at Middlemore Hospital March last year. Since then our teams have been safely treating all our patients, regardless of their health emergency. As community cases rise, Middlemore Hospital is ready to admit and care for more patients with COVID-19 related illnesses.