“I broke my neck when I was 13 diving into a pool. After five months at the Spinal Unit I returned to school, but this time in a wheelchair. I had to relearn how to do everything. It’s a very long journey, one that’s ongoing.
MEDIA RELEASE - Today's announcement that $110 million has been prioritised for the replacement of the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit at Ōtara and the General Rehabilitation Service at Middlemore Hospital has been welcomed by Counties Manukau Health.
Latest News 21 December 2020 | Wednesday is Poi Day on Ward 23. Every week patients on Middlemore Hospital’s adult neurological rehabilitation ward join Spinpoi instructor Joanne Paton for a session of Maaori performance art.
Media Release 24 December 2019 |Eighty nine year old Mrs Sproul is currently second equal on the scoreboard in Middlemore’s Ward 5 corridor golf championship. The spritely octogenarian is one of several Counties Manukau Health elderly patients being put through their paces in the name of rehabilitation.