On Monday, 12 February, we welcomed 22 nursing students with a special mihi whakatau in Nga Whetu Marama (Tiaho Mai) as they began their four-week clinical placement in Mental Health and Acute Services.
Counties Manukau’s recently formed medical bariatric service Te Mana ki Tua, for specialist weight management, has now been running for eight months, and the outcomes are being greeted with enthusiasm.
Kia ora tatou, This is my first message to our community for the year. I hope you’ve had a great summer break. My colleague Dr Vanessa Thornton has already thanked Counties Manukau staff for a fine effort over the New Year period.
Jeyananthan Muthukumaru works as an Orderly Coordinator and is often based in the Emergency Department. He has been with Counties Manukau since 2009 and will be receiving his 10+ Long Service Award next week.
When you hear the name Dr Samuels, a certain Dr TK Samuels from Shortland Street could come to mind. But our very own real-life Dr Samuels is based right here at Middlemore Hospital and he’s aiming to be an ophthalmologist.
Rob Harley jokes that with a name like his, he was always destined to ride a motorcycle that was appropriately large and loud.
As temperatures rise, it's important to watch out for dehydration, especially in babies, older adults and people who work outside. Plan ahead - check the forecast, pack enough water and food, use a chiller bag. Drink plenty of water and encourage your children to drink often.
Nursing is a job that requires emotional strength – and in our travels at Manukau Health Park, we met Rebecca Girdwood – who adds physical strength to the mix.
Aotearoa is at a high risk of a measles outbreak this summer. Measles (Te mate karawaka) is highly contagious and spreads easily among people who are not immunised. It can cause serious problems, including brain swelling, chest infections, or death.