In a very short space of time Omicron has become the dominant COVID-19 variant in many countries and community cases are now in New Zealand, and it will rapidly spread in our community.
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.
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.
Today is day 93 of Auckland’s lockdown, and while public health restrictions have changed and children are returning to school, 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.
Tuala Tagaloa Tusani is a COVID-19 DELTA survivor who was rushed to Middlemore Hospital in early September.
Media Statement - Counties Manukau Health has been the centre of the Delta community outbreak in Auckland. Like all health providers, COVID-19 alert level restrictions required changes to our scheduling of services including elective surgery and outpatient clinics.
From the Teihana Utu to the Whare Pukapuka, te reo Maaori is becoming much more visible at Counties Manukau Health.
Media Release 29 June 2019 | Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) accepts the Health and Disability Commisioner’s (HDC) findings, released today, into the death of a patient at Middlemore Hospital in April, 2017.
Media statement 20 December 2018 | A multi-drug resistant organism has recently been found in two patients during their admission to Middlemore Hospital, resulting in the Ministry of Health, in consultation with Counties Manukau Health, declaring certain wards a ‘transmission risk area’ (TRA).