Sitela Payne-Vimahi, a senior social worker with the Fanau Ola team, talks about her passion for making a difference in the lives of Pasifika people, how her faith guides her work.
Let’s get straight to the point – lockdown isn’t a natural way to live. Some of us kiwis are enjoying time with whaanau at home while not working, others are essential workers, and some of us are trying to balance work and home life.
Since the country entered level 4 lockdown our laboratory teams have scaled up their COVID-19 testing capacity, big time. Daily COVID-19 testing through our laboratory has increased from 500 to 5500 tests per day. The CM Health medical laboratory workforce consists of scientists, technicians, and clinicians.
We know that some in our community will be doing it tough especially with the news that the lockdown in Auckland will be extended for at least another two weeks.
The news that more than 1000 New Zealanders have had bowel cancer detected by the National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP) in the four years it has been running has been welcomed by Counties Manukau Health (CM Health).
The first action into the review of demand and access to overnight care in our Eastern Locality has been completed.
Pregnant women could help prevent future outbreaks of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) that’s hospitalised scores of infants and young children by participating in one of Middlemore Clinical Trials, which is looking to develop one of the world’s first vaccines for RSV.
Due to a sudden increase in admissions of children to hospital and the risk of spreading viruses across our community, our Kidz First visitor policy has changed. The policy change will see only parents and primary caregivers able to visit those children admitted to hospital.
“One in five New Zealanders have anxiety or depression, but not everyone will talk about or role model what recovery looks like. Peer Supports do.