The best leaving gift – Jahden's victory walk
Leaving the ward using a walker may not seem a big deal to many, but to Jadhen Nelson’s whaanau and rehab team, it was the best gift he could have given them! Back in April this year, while dismantling scaffolding, 28-year-old Jahden was electrocuted by power lines, suffering severe…
Haemodialysis Unit extension now open
We are happy to announce our new Haemodialysis Unit at Middlemore is now fully open and operational. The new western side of Scott Haemodialysis Unit at Middlemore Hospital was opened with a blessing on Friday, 14 October before the new space opened to patients the following Monday.
Not just a pretty space! New Cath Lab set to save lives
Significantly shorter wait times for treating cardiovascular disease are expected at Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau with the new Heart Catherisation Lab, set to officially open on 5 October 2022. A Cath Lab is a vital ingredient in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Beating the odds
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.
'Self check’s saved my life' - Shona's story
Cancer survivor Shona was fundraising for Relay for Life in June 2016 when she found a lump in her breast. Although annual mammograms were routine for Shona, she also knew how important it was to regularly self-check her breast for lumps and changes in appearance.
Providing culturally responsive maternal and newborn care: Aotearoa Patient Safety Day 2021
Today, 17 November, is Aotearoa Patient Safety Day, Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa, and the focus for the Health & Quality Safety Commission (HQSC) this year is maternal and newborn safety, focusing on safe and culturally responsive care.
Latest News: Chief Medical Officer
Middlemore has now had 185 COVID-19 positive presentations to our Emergency Department since March of last year, and in the Counties Manukau region there have been over 1900 cases. That’s 35% of all cases in New Zealand, excluding all cases in Managed Isolation and Quarantine facilities.
Curious about the care Middlemore Hospital provides COVID-19 patients?
As the number of COVID-19 cases throughout New Zealand increases, more people are curious about the care Middlemore Hospital provides COVID-19 patients. So, some of our clinical leaders have stepped forward to provide insights into what goes on behind the scenes.
Auckland DHBs well placed to manage increasing number of COVID-19 patients
All DHB Media Release - After caring for COVID-19 patients for more than 18 months, the Auckland region’s hospitals are reassuring the public that they are well placed to manage increased patient numbers as a result of community transmission.
Living with COVID – creating a safe future in South Auckland
Middlemore Hospital has been the epicentre of the COVID-19 Delta outbreak with over 1,100 cases since the pandemic began in the Counties Manukau region. The teams experience is now being applied to how services and patient care will be provided in the future.