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.
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.
A mobile COVID-19 swabbing team has been deployed within Middlemore hospital wards to provide opportunistic COVID testing of newly admitted asymptomatic (and negative screened) patients.
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.
South Aucklanders who need urgent medical help are being urged to go to Middlemore Hospital as soon as possible.
Media Statement - Attributed to a CM health spokesperson No patients or staff have been injured after a fire broke out at Counties Manukau Health’s Tamaki Oranga mental health recovery unit in Bairds Road, Otara.
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.
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.
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Due to a sudden increase in admissions of children to hospital and the risk of spreading viruses across our community, our Kidz First visitor policy has changed. The policy change will see only parents and primary caregivers able to visit those children admitted to hospital.