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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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Maternity staff care for Takanini local mum and newborn like family

Finding out you're pregnant 11,000 kilometres away from home may be a daunting experience, but it was the complete opposite for 28-year-old Takanini local Maneet Kaur who was back in her hometown Bangalore, India attending her sister’s wedding. “It was an exciting time for my husband and I.

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Counties Manukau Health develops ground-breaking primary and community services system of care

Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) is developing a system of care for primary and community services to support people and whaanau living with long-term conditions (LTCs) that is the first of its kind.

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It’s more than a job, it’s my vocation

From an early age, growing up in a large happy family in peaceful Nepal, Counties Manukau Health psychiatrist Dr Shishir Regmi knew he wanted to practice medicine. “There wasn’t a practising doctor in my family but I was inspired by our local doctor who cared for our community.

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Where to get tested in Auckland this Labour weekend

The metro Auckland DHBs (Waitematā, Auckland and Counties Manukau) will operate seven community testing centres (CTCs) through the long weekend (24-26 October) to ensure our communities have good access to a COVID-19 test if they need one.

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Two additional Community Testing Centres open on the North Shore

Two additional community testing centres (CTCs) are open on the North Shore in response to an advisory issued by Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS). ARPHS is asking people who were at The Malt pub in Greenhithe on Friday night, 16 October, from 7.

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Papakura local says don’t leave anything to chance, do the bowel screening test

 For Papakura local 73-year-old Frances Stubbs, the 25th of June 2020 is a date she'll never forget. Not only would it have been her father's 100th birthday, it was also the date she underwent an operation to remove colon cancer.

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CM Health recognises International Infant and Baby Loss Awareness Day

For many families facing the nightmare of losing a baby Debbie Davies, Counties Manukau Health’s Perinatal Loss Midwife walks the trail of grief with them and it was one difficult conversation three years ago that spurred her to seek a service at Middlemore that would formally acknowledge International Infant and...

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Middlemore’s visitor policies slightly relaxed under COVID Level 1

At 11:59pm on Wednesday, 7 October Auckland moved from Alert Level 2 to Level 1. In the interests of keeping our patients, visitors, staff and hospital safe Counties Manukau DHB will continue to limit visitors to Middlemore and maintain the existing public health measures.

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