Jadhen Nelson describes Middlemore Hospital as being ‘literally like his home’, having spent the last five months here after a horrific accident changed his life in minutes. While dismantling scaffolding in April 2022, 28-year-old Jahden was electrocuted by power lines, suffering severe burns and rushed to Auckland Hospital.
Image: Past and present - Esme Green a former nurse of 15 years from 1947 at Middlemore Hospital with Graduate Nurse Robert Bowker as they try out the new facilities at Middlemore Hospital. 31 OCTOBER 2002, BRETT PHIBBS/NEW ZEALAND HERALD.
Middlemore is busy and we are under pressure. Winter has arrived and we are seeing an increase in flu and respiratory illnesses in our community. Our Hospital is extremely busy, and our own workforce illnesses and vacancies remain a challenge.
Nurse Educator Karen Coubray is proud to be from a multi-generational Middlemore family. Some might say nursing runs in their blood as the legacy continues. "My connection to Middlemore started before I was even working here.
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.