Ward one Charge Nurse Manager Lucy Scott is continuing the legacy of her late grandad Sir John Scott who walked the same halls at Middlemore Hospital, where she now works. Sir John Scott was a medical scientist who received a knighthood for services to medicine.
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.
Dr Anae Neru Leavasa knows Middlemore Hospital all too well. It is a place that has played a large part in his life with some hard memories and also some great ones over the years, he says.
Waiho raa kia tuu takitahi ana ngaa whetuu o te rangiLet it be one alone that stands among the starsToday, 3 May 2022, marks 75 years since Middlemore Hospital was first opened by Sir Bernard and Lady Freyburgh.
It wasn’t the stacks of cash they didn’t earn, the holiday homes they never lived in, or the lack of recognition because of failed sports careers.
Arriving at the nurses living quarters at Middlemore Hospital, John McKenzie, and his friend were waiting patiently in the foyer for their dates to get ready when Robyn, a 19-year-old nurse, and her friend sat down to chat with them and keep them company.
Image: Lieutenant William Manchester joined the New Zealand Army and was sent to Egypt in 1940. In 1950, Middlemore Hospital was honoured to have renowned plastic surgeon Sir William Manchester arrive to establish our Plastic Surgery Unit.
After suffering depression and attempting suicide, Johnny Angel was hospitalised and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Around 2002 he suffered a relapse which led him into the care of Tiaho Mai, Middlemore Hospital’s mental health rehabilitation unit. “I thought I was fine.
On 22 January 2002 Sir Edmund Hillary, conqueror of Mt Everest with sherpa Tenzing Norgay, was farewelled with a State Funeral at St Mary's Church in Parnell.
On the way to what should have been a great night out, Jane’s life was changed forever. It was a Saturday night in 1976, just before Christmas, when the car Jane was travelling in lost control and crashed into a power pole.