The pandemic is not over however the continued decline in case numbers is a welcome relief to us all. At the peak of this Omicron outbreak Middlemore had five wards dedicated exclusively to patients with complications and serious illness due to COVID-19.
In Counties Manukau we are experiencing a welcome decrease in the number of daily COVID-19 cases and the number of people requiring hospital level care.
Clinicians from Counties Manukau Health are working with other specialists throughout the country to ensure all COVID-19 patients get the best possible hospital and community care.
To the start of this week there have been over 87,000 COVID-19 cases in Counties Manukau region. We hope we are plateauing in case numbers this week and we are looking forward to an easing up of hospitalisations in the coming weeks.
Your whare is a spiritual place - and the hard mahi happening here means we are in the best place to help protect our whanau and community.
Middlemore remains busy as the number of COVID-19 community cases starts to plateau, the number of COVID-19 hospital admissions remains relatively stable with 30 cases in Middlemore and a total of 83 COVID-19 hospital admissions across the Auckland region today at mid-afternoon.
In metro Auckland today, the Northern Region Health Coordination Centre (NRHCC) is coordinating the support of 1,441 COVID-19 positive cases to safely isolate at home.
Counties Manukau Health is relieved to see vaccination rates continue to rise and as the Government signals an easing of public health restriction settings, we urge the community to remain vigilant, continue to follow the rules, and get fully vaccinated.
You’ve seen the news. You’ve heard the call out for New Zealanders to get vaccinated. The message from Middlemores clinical team is clear - please get vaccinated to avoid hospital admission and help prevent life threatening complications from COVID-19 related illnesses.
As the number of COVID-19 cases throughout New Zealand increases, more people are curious about the care Middlemore Hospital provides COVID-19 patients. So, some of our clinical leaders have stepped forward to provide insights into what goes on behind the scenes.