On Friday, 15 December, Kidz First hosted a Christmas party in their main reception where staff could come along, listen to carols, see Santa, and donate gifts towards the Middlemore Foundation Christmas appeal.
Families of premature babies have a special reason to celebrate this week, as events are held around the world to mark World Prematurity Day, 2023. At Middlemore Hospital, November 17th is of special significance to one whanau whose twins recently arrived 11 weeks early.
The Middlemore Foundation says it’s delighted to receive a $10,000 gift via a key supporter, which will make a huge difference to their mahi.
“In my seventeen years at Counties Manukau, I have faced more than my share of challenges, putting complex things together.
A long-awaited addition to the specialised gym at Kidz First has just been installed, much to the delight of the team that works with young burn patients. Paediatric burn patients have a unique set of issues when it comes to rehabilitation.
Anna Harrison, a former top high-performance Kiwi athlete awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit, has taken up a key role at Middlemore's Kidz First Hospital. Anna is a New Zealand Silver Ferns netball and national indoor and beach volleyball player.
Our Kidz First Children’s Emergency Department sees an increase in respiratory disease and illness most winters - with the statistics for respiratory disease in Pacific and Maaori being higher than other ethnic groups.
The One NZ Warriors stopped by Kids First this week to say kia ora to the tamariki in support of Jammies for June! Jammies for June has been running for 12 years to help keep Kidz First patients warm.
Olympic gold medallist Dame Valerie Adams is working with the Middlemore Foundation to warm up winter for 10,000 kids with the Jammie for June campaign.
Middlemore’s Kidz First Hospital is welcoming the results of a vaccine trial which shows great promise for fighting RSV - otherwise known as Respiratory Syncytial Virus. The trial, involving pregnant mothers, was conducted at Aotearoa Clinical Trials based at Middlemore, and was part of an international effort.