Clinical News with Dr Andrew Connolly
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.
What to do and where to get help if you get COVID-19 while on summer holiday
Before you go
Make a plan for if you test positive for COVID-19 and need to isolate or change your holiday plans at short notice. Can you stay where you are? How would you get home?
Find out where you can access health services when you’re away.
New Year's Eve in Auckland - What you need to know?
New Year's celebrations are almost here. As Auckland is set to welcome the new year in style, with a lighting show and fireworks across the city's landmarks.
Kidz First celebrations impact hundreds of South Auckland whanaau
This year's Kidz First Community Christmas event was a roaring success say the organisers. The week's festivities are aimed at helping whanaau of children who've accessed Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau services in the hospital, health centres and in the community during the past year.
Christmas with the cops
Here are some of our local Ootaahuhu (Ōtāhuhu) Crime Prevention Team's top tips to keep your whaanau, valuables and property safe over the holiday silly season. Don’t leave valuables in your vehicle.
Expanded Dental Grants available from today
Increased Special Needs Grants for dental treatment are available to eligible New Zealanders available from today
New criteria means more Dental Treatment covered
People can now receive more than one grant in a year (any 52-week period), up to the maximum of $1,000
Recent increases to income…
Health Fund for Pacific communities now open
Pacific community organisations are strongly urged to apply for the Pacific Community Health Fund, now open for applications. “Pacific communities know what works for our communities, and what will create positive changes to lift Pacific wellbeing for families,” said the Associate Minister of Health Aupito William Sio.
Counties Manukau GPs and pharmacies step in to help support winter surge over Mānawatia a Matariki
Over 1,400 people accessed free GP care and hundreds more took advantage of free pain relief for children at pharmacies across Counties Manukau last weekend, prompting more health providers to step in and help this Matariki weekend.
22 June 2022 Clinical News
Given New Zealand has had nearly three years without the influenza virus circulating in our communities we expected this winter to be challenging. Our immunity against the flu viruses, including in children, is low.
Additional Counties Manukau-based weekend health services to help support winter surge
To help respond to a large surge in winter illnesses, which has seen record numbers of presentations at Middlemore Hospital’s Emergency Department, people in Counties Manukau needing healthcare this weekend and over the Matariki long weekend will have access to free appointments at participating General Practices .