Since its inception in 1999, The Middlemore Foundation has built a proud history of recognising and supporting the needs of the people of Counties Manukau.
The atmosphere of delight and joy felt at the opening ceremony of Kidz First on 6 December 2000 is not what you would expect at a hospital, but after 22 years, that feeling lives on today.
They didn’t come down the fireplace – but boxes of gifts have appeared at our Kidz First Hospital who are the grateful recipients of donated Christmas gifts which will be given to our tamariki in hospital on Christmas Day.
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.
Latest News 24 September 2020 | Rerehua is a baby turtle. He has several sea-dwelling friends, including Mango the shark and Tohoraa the whale. Rerehua is a happy turtle but he has a health problem and needs to wear a special mask to help him breathe overnight.
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.
Latest News Wednesday 15 January 2020|The family of a three-year-old Manurewa toddler with a rare chromosome condition say they would be lost without the support of the Kidz First children’s hospital at Middlemore, which has been a second home to their family in recent years.
Latest News 5 August 2019 | For 23-year-old Otara local Fonoifafo (Fono) McFarland-Seumanu, juggling multiple responsibilities is nothing new.
Latest news 1 April 2019 | Counties Manukau Health has been recognised for its efforts towards encouraging breastfeeding. Middlemore Hospital has recently celebrated recertification as a Baby Friendly Hospital, while CM Health’s three primary birthing units celebrate their recertification today (April 1).
Media release 12 March 2019 | Within the playroom on Level One at Kidz First is a green “dinosaur mountain”.