Cold homes contributing to sick kids in winter
Our Kidz First Children’s Emergency Department sees an increase in respiratory disease and illness most winters - with the statistics for respiratory disease in Pacific and Maaori being higher than other ethnic groups.
Blood Drive Saves Lives
The Middlemore Blood Drive is an annual event hosted at Ko Awatea. The most recent event took place on Friday 19 May, after being postponed for the past three years due to COVID-19. This year's Blood Drive was attended by 70 staff with 55 units of blood donated.
Warriors Warm Up Winter at Kidz First
The One NZ Warriors stopped by Kids First this week to say kia ora to the tamariki in support of Jammies for June! Jammies for June has been running for 12 years to help keep Kidz First patients warm.
Sandra's Smokefree story
Sandra is now happily smoke free and you can be too! Our Smokefree team were visiting the Local Doctors in Mangere and talking to people about stopping smoking, offering carbon monoxide measurement via a breathalyser machine showing the amount of toxins in lungs.
Join Dame Valerie’s Jammie Army
Olympic gold medallist Dame Valerie Adams is working with the Middlemore Foundation to warm up winter for 10,000 kids with the Jammie for June campaign.
Celebrating International Nurses Day - Meet Monteisha
Friday, 12 May is Internataional Nurses Day. We're so proud of all our Counties Manukau Nurses. Meet Monteisha Lafaele who's been in her role for about two years.
Celebrating International Nurses Day - Meet Michelle
This week, at Counties Manukau, we are celebrating International Nurses Day and we’re bringing you the stories of some our fine RNs.
Meet Michella Baguna, who works in one of Middlemore’s general medical wards, 33E.
Clinical News with Dr Andrew Connolly
Kia ora tatou Well, we’re starting to get into the chilly season and here at Counties Manukau and we have lots of plans in place to try to help keep our community safe and well.
Making a healthy home
Winter is here - and unfortunately so are winter coughs, colds, and flu.
Making sure your home is dry and warm can help your whaanau keep well.
Comprehensive boost to health system for winter
24 initiatives to help reduce hospital demand
‘Hospital in the home’ services
Increased access to community radiology
Community rapid response tools to protect the vulnerable
Free access to pharmacy consultations and paracetamol for tamariki and CSC holders.