Clinical News with Dr Andrew Connolly
Kia Ora koutou It’s pleasing to be able to report growing instances of co-operation between the three Auckland m e tro districts – Waitematā, Te Toka Tumai Auckland, and Counties Manukau, in ways that are benefitting patients.
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.
Managing COVID at Middlemore’s Emergency Department
Assessing and keeping patients and staff safe in Middlemore is a constant focus, especially in COVID times. Emergency Department Service Manager Tracey Mitchell says one of the successes has been the COVID triage tent to assess people as they arrive at our Emergency Department.
CMO News 8 March 2022
Over the last two weeks we have experienced a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in our community and admissions to our hospital. J ust like all employers in New Zealand our workforce is impacted by the current Omicron surge.
Outpatient appointments impacted by Omicron surge
Due to the impacts of the Omicron surge some outpatient appointments may be delayed. You will be offered another appointment as soon as we are able to do so.
Omicron impacts Community Health Service – ‘things will look different but we’re in this together’
Omicron cases are increasing throughout our rohe and our Community Health Service are not immune to its impacts. We are experiencing some staff shortages due team members becoming unwell, being required to self-isolate as a close contact, or having to look after unwell dependents.
What does life at the Orange traffic light setting mean for your visit to CM Health?
With Auckland’s move to the orange ‘traffic light’ setting proposed to come into place Thursday, 30 December our visiting policy will remain largely the same as under the red setting. All patients will be supported to nominate two registered whaanau (Kaitiaki/partners in care), preferably from the same bubble.
End of year message Dr Jenny Parr
Our nursing workforce of over 4900 Aucklanders have again delivered outstanding patient care across multiple settings and touchpoints throughout Counties Manukau Health.
CMO News 16 December 2021
As the yearend approaches, I’d like to pay tribute to the extraordinary team at Counties Manukau Health. Since this COVID-19 Delta outbreak began in August, our DHB has had the most cases in New Zealand and Middlemore has had over 500 admissions of COVID-19 patients.
Be prepared and have a plan
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.