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.
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.
Buying gifts isn’t the only way we can show care over the holidays. Christmas can be a stressful or lonely time for many of us.
A very grateful police officer dropped into Middlemore Hospital’s Emergency Department just before Christmas, to offer profound thanks to some people who saved his life. Acting Sergeant Zane Wienk was struck by a fleeing driver in Counties Manukau a little over a year ago and suffered near fatal injuries.
Protect yourself, your whaanau, and your community by getting immunised. COVID-19 is still in our communities and is a significant risk. If you have test positive for COVID, we recommended you isolate for 5 days even if you only have mild symptoms.
Summer has officially arrived and the countdown to Christmas has begun. So Te Whatu Ora is calling for people to stay cool and look out for whānau with the intense heat predicted these holidays.
Counties Manukau’s Hospital in the Home service is gearing up to be even more effective in our community.
‘Lived experience’ and ‘co-design’ aren’t just the latest buzz words – they are now a ‘must have’ in using consumer voice to design effective, equitable and accessible healthcare. “The patients themselves can be the best source of information,” says Lisa Blake, Improvement Advisor - Co Design.
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.
Kia ora Tatou There’ve been a couple of news items in recent weeks which reflect the challenges facing our services. Dr Pete Watson, Te Whatu Ora National Director of Medical, has spoken about the issue of stubbornly high waiting lists in hospitals throughout the country.