Clinical News with Dr Andrew Connolly
Teenaa koutou katoa and welcome to 2023 The start of the year has been especially demanding for several of our divisions with a noticeable increase in burns and broken bones – especially among our tamariki.
Hospital and homes need to be prepared for Omicron
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.
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.
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.
Latest News: Chief Medical Officer 18 November 2021
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.
What it means to be in ICU with COVID-19 at Middlemore
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.
COVID-19 survivor on a mission!
Tuala Tagaloa Tusani is a COVID-19 DELTA survivor who was rushed to Middlemore Hospital in early September.
Elective surgery and outpatient clinic open at Counties Manukau
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.
‘Kia marama te Kupu’ Understand the Word as CM Health installs te reo Maaori signage
From the Teihana Utu to the Whare Pukapuka, te reo Maaori is becoming much more visible at Counties Manukau Health.
Response to Health and Disability Commissioner's decision
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.