Reimagining what a spinal unit could look like. Grant Sharman was the first patient at the Auckland Spinal rehabilitation unit in Otara in 1977 following a life changing game of rugby at the age of 15. “A ruck formed, they dived in and I broke my neck.
“I broke my neck when I was 13 diving into a pool. After five months at the Spinal Unit I returned to school, but this time in a wheelchair. I had to relearn how to do everything. It’s a very long journey, one that’s ongoing.
MEDIA RELEASE - Today's announcement that $110 million has been prioritised for the replacement of the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit at Ōtara and the General Rehabilitation Service at Middlemore Hospital has been welcomed by Counties Manukau Health.
Latest News 13 July 2020 | Recladding work being carried out on Middlemore Hospital’s Scott Building is on budget and is scheduled to be completed ahead of time.
Media release 11 June 2020 | Counties Manukau Health has welcomed the Government’s announcement to provide the DHB with additional funding of $211. 4 million to improve facilities, particularly at the Manukau Health Park in Manurewa.
Media release 29 January 2020 | Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) welcomes the Government’s announcement today of an estimated $5 million investment for a neonatal refurbishment at Kidz First.
Media release 11 July 2019 | Counties Manukau Health Board Chairman, Vui Mark Gosche has welcomed the Government’s approval to invest $14. 6 million for two new facilities to provide additional High Dependency Dialysis facilities and a second Cardiac Catheter Laboratory (Cath Lab) at Middlemore Hospital.
Media release 2 April 2019 | Counties Manukau Health Board Chairman, Vui Mark Gosche has welcomed the additional funding of $10. 5 million for further development of the Tiaho Mai Mental Health Unit. The additional funding is to meet the costs of escalation following Ebert Construction liquidation.
Media release 22 August 2018 | Health Minister Dr David Clark says the Government has approved an extra $11. 5 million funding for building works at Middlemore Hospital.