An update on COVID 19

Positive result being investigated; NZ remains at Alert Level 1

The Ministry of Health (MoH) is investigating a positive COVID-19 test result from a person who recently travelled from overseas, completed their stay in managed isolation in a facility in Auckland, and returned two negative tests as part of routine testing.

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Middlemore Emergency Department experiencing high volumes, long wait times

The Auckland region is currently experiencing high volumes of Emergency Department presentations which are impacting on waiting times. Clinical Director of Middlemore Hospital’s Emergency Department, Vanessa Thornton, is urging the community to come to the ED only for emergencies, including injuries which threaten life or limb.

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Make this festive season one to remember – for the right reasons

CM Health is urging everyone to take a few extra measures to keep safe this summer and help out our busy hospital. Dr Pete Watson, Counties Manukau Health’s Chief Medical Officer, says many of the accidents and injuries usually treated at this time of year are avoidable.

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Government moves on drug checking to keep young New Zealanders safer this summer

Media Release 1 December 2020 – Minister of Health |The Government will pass time limited legislation to give legal certainty to drug checking services, so they can carry out their work to keep New Zealanders safer this summer at festivals without fear of prosecution, Health Minister Andrew Little says.

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Director-General among those thanking COVID response health workers

Media Release 17 November 2020 - Health Quality and Safety Commission | Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is among those thanking health care workers for their compassion and commitment during the recent crises in the health and disability sector, including the COVID-19 lockdown and ongoing response.

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An update on COVID 19

Waitematā, Auckland, and Counties Manukau DHBs continue COVID-19 outbreak measures – delay some planned care, move to virtual where possible

The three metropolitan Auckland district health boards (DHBs) will continue with measures that have been in place since Monday 17 August in response to the current community outbreak of COVID-19.

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Waitematā, Auckland, and Counties Manukau DHBs delay outpatient appointments and planned care, move to virtual where possible

Media Release 16 August 2020| From Monday 17 August, the three Auckland metropolitan district health boards (DHBs) will postpone some face-to-face planned care appointments or move to virtual appointments where it is appropriate to do so. This includes some scheduled community appointments, outpatient clinics and elective surgeries.

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Auckland health authorities thank community for record testing numbers, encourage people with COVID-19 symptoms to get tested

Media Release 16 August 2020|More than 45,000 tests were completed in metropolitan Auckland between the time a new community case of COVID-19 was reported on Wednesday 12 August and 4pm on Sunday 16 August.

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List of designated practices for COVID-19 testing released, new Rosedale pop-up

Media Release 14 August 2020|Auckland health authorities have released a list of designated practices, further increasing public options for COVID-19 testing. The 43 designated practices are general practices where members of the public can make an appointment for a free COVID-19 test without needing to be enrolled.

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