Keeping things orderly at Counties Manukau

The orderlies at Counties Manukau are some of the unsung heroes of the organisation. They work very hard and are an integral part of the health service provided to our patients.

As part of the recent Ngātahitanga Pulse Survey​ undertaken by Te Whatu Ora, staff were asked to nominate the team they felt deserved a morning tea shout.
The orderlies were selected and received a morning tea shot as a thank you from the organisation, based on the nominations from their colleagues. Some of those nominations are below: 
“The orderlies have been working so hard, and have coped well with pressure, especially during COVID-19 peaks.”
“The orderlies are one of the hearts of the hospital and work so well under pressure. I feel they are highly deserving of a reward and recognition.”
“Our orderlies are so vital, do a fantastic job, work incredibly hard and are unfailingly cheerful and kind.”
“I regularly see orderlies doing more than what they're employed to do. They're one of the first people visitors meet when they enter the hospital and I often see them taking visiting families to the wards.” 
“Moving around the hospital, I hear great conversations between the orderlies and the patients. It's those hearty conversations that allow patients to forget that they're in a vulnerable situation.”
A special mention also goes to to the ED staff and the cleaners, who also received many heartfelt nominations from their colleagues. Thanks to all staff at Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau who filled in the survey and took the time to recognise the mahi of their colleagues.

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