There was quite a celebration at Middlemore recently, as Counties Manukau marked long service achievements by a number of our kaimahi.
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.
Rob Harley jokes that with a name like his, he was always destined to ride a motorcycle that was appropriately large and loud.
Nursing is a job that requires emotional strength – and in our travels at Manukau Health Park, we met Rebecca Girdwood – who adds physical strength to the mix.
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.
Quietly working behind the Manukau Health Park Facilities Coordinator desk is one of New Zealand’s upcoming stars! Evander started singing when she was about nine years old and has been performing ever since.
This year Te Whatu Ora for Counties Manukau, Te Toka Tumai, and Waitemata joined together to commemorate the International Day of People with Disability. The awards, held on 4 December, acknowledge and celebrate the exceptional dedication and contributions of our staff in enhancing services and nurturing inclusive environments.
A huge congratulations to Kurtis Heketoa and the Security team who won the ‘Commitment to Problem Solving’ Award at the national Evidence-Based Policing Problem-Oriented Policing Awards. They were nominated for the vehicle theft reduction project which helped to achieve a 30% reduction in car thefts at Middlemore Hospital.