Jeyananthan Muthukumaru works as an Orderly Coordinator and is often based in the Emergency Department. He has been with Counties Manukau since 2009 and will be receiving his 10+ Long Service Award next week.
When you hear the name Dr Samuels, a certain Dr TK Samuels from Shortland Street could come to mind. But our very own real-life Dr Samuels is based right here at Middlemore Hospital and he’s aiming to be an ophthalmologist.
A very grateful police officer dropped into Middlemore Hospital’s Emergency Department just before Christmas, to offer profound thanks to some people who saved his life. Acting Sergeant Zane Wienk was struck by a fleeing driver in Counties Manukau a little over a year ago and suffered near fatal injuries.
It’s time to acknowledge the work of Counties staff working alongside people with Alzheimer’s. Thursday 21 September is World Alzheimer’s Day. At Counties Manukau, we’re celebrating the fact that we have great services and programmes in place to help people with all types of dementia.
What started as a surprise pregnancy turned into an emergency delivery within the space of a few weeks for Roxanne and her new baby, Mary-Jen (MJ) It was during a routine regular blood test to measure her iron levels due to her anaemia, that Roxanne discovered she was pregnant.
Te Mana Ki Tua, a new specialist weight management service for Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau started operating yesterday. The service is made up of several initiatives to support those living with weight-related health conditions in Counties Manukau.
Twelve years ago, at the tender age of 21, Kelly came close to death, crashing her car not far from Middlemore Hospital. Kelly was taken by ambulance to Middlemore Hospital’s Emergency Department. She was put into a coma and spent a total of eight weeks in ICU.
A team at Counties Manukau is taking new initiatives to boost staff awareness about a growing problem in the care of elderly patients. The issue is the twin problems of delirium and dementia in the elderly – a situation which leads to negative clinical outcomes, especially on discharge.
Dr Ross Nicholson, one of our doctors has been awarded a top honour by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. The prestigious Mentor of the Year Award is given annually to the College Member who has demonstrated an outstanding and lasting contribution to the training and education of trainees.
Linda Herbert says it's the people she will remember and miss the most after 51 years at Middlemore. “Nursing has changed a lot since I started, but the basics remain the same - people need to be seen, feel comfortable and be free of pain," says Linda.